Good bives to all! Welcome to Paulina Kitchen. Today we bring you a novelty that became fashionable in Mexico and we want to share with you, see what you think. It is a drink that appears everywhere, they call it Azulitos and they are served in a frosted glass, in a glass, with umbrellas or fruits.
So the question that arises is: do the famous Azulitos have something to do with The Smurfs? Is the color in homage to this cartoon or is it called that because the color blue reminds us of them? We started investigating and it seems like it’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
It also turns out that there are many recipes. Even one of them is to mix a energizing with vodka but we did not think it was the most appropriate to mix taurine and alcohol.
Getting to know the blues
The famous “Azulito” is an iconic drink that has gained popularity thanks to its association with the beloved Smurfs characters, but has also taken on a special place in popular culture at large.
How did the blueberries recipe come about?
Although the exact recipe may vary, the azulitos They are characterized by their distinctive blue color and their refreshing and pleasant flavor.
Although there is no officially recognized recipe, common ingredients used to prepare this drink include food coloring, lemon-lime soda and in some cases, fruity ingredients to enhance both color and flavor.
Name azulito It evokes the image of the Smurfs, the tiny blue beings who live in a village hidden in the forest.
- This characterscreated by Belgian illustrator Peyo in the 1950s, have become a cultural phenomenon that transcends generations.
The drink took its name from these iconic beings, and its vibrant blue color seeks to capture the essence and charm of the Smurfs.
However, it is important to note that the drink itself is not directly related to the fictional characters in terms of story or franchise.
What do little blues also known as smurfs wear?
To prepare the blueberries recipe, the main ingredients are usually lemon-lime soda and food coloring that creates the characteristic blue tone. The amount and type of colorant may vary depending on personal preference and desired result.
Additionally, some fans may add fruit juices as blueberries or blackberries to enhance both flavor and color, although this may depend on the specific recipe or version used.
In some variants of the azulitos, vodka is added to give an alcoholic touch to the drink. The addition of vodka can not only provide a smooth flavor, but can also complement the citrus and fruit flavors present in the drink, just as it happens in other vodka drinks.
However, it is important to remember that alcohol consumption must be responsible and appropriate to consumers’ preferences and restrictions.
Like this drink called azulitos or pitufos It is very striking due to its color and because it has sugar icing and gummies on top, it can be ideal for children.
But it can also happen that in some outing they have to be designated driver or they just don’t want to drink alcohol and that is where this recipe is suitable.
The blueberries recipe without alcohol is very simple: In a glass, mix lemon juice, flavored syrup blueberry and lemon lime soda. Serve with ice and in a frosted glass with chamoy and chili powder.
The blue one made with blue curacao
Los azulitos They are alcoholic drinks that have a blue color due to some ingredient added to them, such as blue curaçao liqueur. This liquor is a type of Orange liquor which is mainly used to give a blue tone to cocktails.
Some blue drinks that use this ingredient are Blue Hawaiianhe Blue Bayou, the Blue Margarita and the Hitter Bitter. These drinks usually have a tropical and refreshing flavor, and are served in glasses or cups decorated with fruit or sugar.
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Azulitos or pitufos recipe
Yield: 1 glass of blue
Preparation time: 5 minutes
- 45 ml of vodka
- 30 ml of curaçao or orange liqueur
- 55 ml lemon-lime soda
- Blueberry flavor chili powder
- Chamoy liquid
How to prepare blueberries step by step
- In a glass, add ice up to half. Pour the vodka and curaçao or orange liqueur.
- Then, add 55 ml of lemon-lime soda to complete the mixture.
- Add the blueberry-flavored chili powder to taste and the liquid chamoy that will give a bittersweet and spicy touch to the drink.
- Stir gently and decorate the glass as desired.
- Serve immediately.