Around the World in 60 Cocktails: The Blue Hour

Whether you want to call it Twilight, The Blue Hour or Golden Hour, there is no denying that the 30-minutes before sunset are perhaps the most magical moments of the day.

The sun passing beyond the horizon signifies that twilight will fall, transforming the sky from shades of red into hues of blue. As the sun moves quickly toward the horizon, we see a rapid change in the angle, color, and intensity of the light, making this time loved by artists the world over. How many great works of art can you think of where the beauty of The Blue Hour is immortalized on canvas?

While we can’t all be budding Van Goghs or Matisses, we can use our creativity to make up this delicious Dry Martini-style cocktail. Butterfly pea flowers add a beautiful blue hue to the cocktail, while the addition of Gin and Rum give a cocktail packed full of flavor. Think of the setting sun as you add the Supasawa; the colors will magically change from blue to purple for a very exotic Martini that will make the magic happen.


  • 2 bsp Supasawa – in a shot glass
  • 1 bsp Dried butterfly pea flowers
  • ½ oz Coconut water
  • ½ oz Chamarel Coconut
  • ½ oz Koko Kanu
  • 1 oz Hepple Gin

How to Prepare:

  1. Prepare a butterfly pea garnish
  2. Chill a Nick & Nora glass and put to one side
  3. Measure Supasawa into a shot glass
  4. Add the remaining ingredients into a mixing glass
  5. Fill with cubed ice and stir for 10-15 seconds
  6. Dip taste
  7. Empty ice from the Nick & Nora glass
  8. Add the dried butterfly pea into the top of the drink
  9. Rinse equipment & replace
  10. Present & serve