Exciting news for 'Breaking Bad' fans: Blue Ice Vodka, a California-based vodka distillery, has announced that it will be launching a limited edition line of 'Heisenberg' Blue Ice Vodka inspired by Walter White himself.
As of this week, Heisenberg Blue Ice Vodka will only be available on the west coast, but will eventually be distributed to the rest of the US. Fans will be able to choose between three bottles, all boasting signature Heisenberg quotes - "Tread Lightly.", "The One Who Knocks.", and (of course) "Say My Name."
To commemorate this special collaboration, I've decided to throw together a card with three different cocktail ideas for those who are able to get their hands on a bottle.
The "Do You Really Want To Live In A World Without Coca-Cola?" Iced Tea
I named this cocktail after one of my favorite Heisenberg lines. It's essentially a blue Long Island Iced Tea with a band of Coca-Cola flavored syrup finishing off the top.
1/2 ounce Heisenberg Blue Ice Vodka
1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce silver rum
1/2 ounce silver tequila
1/2 ounce blue curaçao
1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce Coca-Cola syrup** (To Make: Boil then simmer 12 ounces of Coca-Cola in a saucepan until it is reduced to 1/3 its original volume.)
Mix all the ingredients except the syrup in a Collins glass. Add most of the crushed ice. Stir until the liquors are combined. Add a little more ice. Float cola syrup on top, and garnish with a lemon fan (optional).
Walter's White Powder Martini
The highlight of this blue vodka and Hpnotiq-based cocktail is its course white sugar rim. I guess if you squint your eyes a little, it kind of looks like crack, right? (I wouldn't know what crack cocaine looks like. Feel free to fact check.)
1 ounce Hpnotiq
1 ounce Heisenberg Blue Ice vodka
1 1/2 ounces orgeat syrup (or almond syrup should do)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all the ingredients and shake. Strain into a sugar-rimmed glass.
The Jesse Pinkman
I wanted to go with something more 'pink' for The Pinkman, and really, what's more suitable for a 'Breaking Bad'-themed cocktail than blood oranges?
1 1/2 ounces Heisenberg Blue Ice Vodka
2 - 3 ounces fresh blood orange juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup (1:1 water to sugar)
Seltzer water or club soda
A dash orange bitters (4 - 5 drops)
In a highball or Collins glass over ice, combine the vodka, blood orange juice, and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Top with seltzer water or club soda and a dash of bitters.