The Wallis Blue Cocktail isn’t what you might expect. Namely, it isn’t blue. This is due primarily to the fact that none of its ingredients are blue. Instead they are gin, triple sec, and lime juice. Think of it as a gin-based Margarita, but a bit sweeter. We liked the traditional Margarita a lot, but the Wallis Blue Cocktail was better. The extra sweetness was the tipping point, perfectly balancing the tart lime juice. The sugar-rimmed glass probably helped, too. Has there ever been a beverage that wasn’t improved by a sugar-rimmed glass? Actually, yes.
It has been a while since we have had a bad drink. In fact, we haven’t had a drink rated lower than a three in over two weeks now. This streak is long enough that I’m beginning to get nervous. There will surely be an epically bad streak some time in the future providing karmic retribution. It will likely feature several drinks with Scotch, Galliano, and prune juice.
Now we clumsily transition back to the drink at hand. I was curious about the name of the cocktail so we launched a massive TBIAW investigation. One of our iReporters quickly discovered that a fashion designer named Main Bocher created a color “Wallis Blue” named for Wallis Simpson and used it in her wedding dress. The dress doesn’t look blue to me, so that might explain why the drink isn’t blue. Maybe the absence of blue is a statement on the patriarchal nature of pre-World War II society.
|Blueberries, as named by Main Bocher|
In case you are not up on your anglophilic studies, Wallis Simpson was an American woman who tried to destroy the English monarchy using only the power of her femininity and almost succeeded. For you youngsters, think of her like the Monica Lewinsky of the 30’s. Coincidentally Lewinsky is also known for a blue dress. But we recommend that you stay away from the Monica Blew Cocktail.
Overall Rating for the Wallis Blue Cocktail
Ease of Preparation: 3
Drinks Until Blackouts: 6 – 21% Alcohol
1 oz Gin
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Lime Juice