Blue Crash Cocktail

Blue Crash Cocktail

Sometimes it is difficult to take a decision particularly if the result of it has a potential to change our life in some aspects or the other. We may never know what is waiting behind the door and it is distressing to find the courage to open out that door. One of my friends gathered all the strength and fortitude to make a change and wide opened the door to figure out what was waiting outside.

Blue Crash Cocktail

He left his job in the times we live in; I mean the time of financial recessions and a universal depression that holding most of us back. He decided to do the things he like such as meditating, photograph taking and working as a free lance space visualization software developer (I know it sounds rather complex but let me put it in this way; he writes specific software to create a virtual 3D version of any place on the computer, like your house, or a huge seaport with tremendous warehouses all around) for only the projects he wanted to take part. No strict deadlines, no pressure from a superior and consequently a stress-free life. He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth (wish he were, so we could say it was easy for him), which means from now on he set out on a new way of life with earning less, buying less and consuming less. His girlfriend also followed the same path and left her job at almost the same time to attend intensive yoga trainings and bought the acoustic piano she dreamed of for long, probably it cost her half of the termination indemnity she got from the company.

Blue Crash Cocktail

For most of the people outside, these are insane actions that should never be taken but you may never know who comes out saner in the end. For those who do not have the guts to take such soul calming maneuvers, here is my new cocktail recipe to relax your mind and soothe your senses. This mind blowing drink contains a simple but a zestful ingredient that one of my beloved friends made me addicted to it; fig vodka. There might be different brands in the market with the similar taste but the one we love is a German brand; Kleiner Feigling (translates to “little coward” by the way). This is an easy drinking spirit due to its 20% alcohol percentage with a mellow, surprisingly not too sweet unique flavor. You may prefer to take it straight or on ice but it also embraced a little bit of blue curaçao very well in my Blue Crash.

Keep all your big issues aside, after a few glasses of Blue Crash you may like the life you are living even if you cannot live the life you like.

Ingredients (for single serving)

  • 40 ml (1,36 fl.oz) fig vodka
  • 10 ml (0,34 fl.oz) blue curaçao syrup
  • 5 ml (0,17 fl.oz) lime juice
  • 50 ml (1,7 fl.oz) tonic water
  • Ice


1. Leave martini glasses to chill in your refrigerator’s deep freezing section 10 minutes before you start preparing the cocktail mix.
2. Combine fig vodka, curaçao syrup, lime juice and tonic water in a shaker with ice cubes inside.(add ices after you poured all other ingredients so that they would not melt into water in your drink) Shake well.
3. Drain the cocktail mix into one of a chilled martini glasses you prepared before.
4. Add some more ice and serve immediately.

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  1. #1 by deana - December 16th, 2009 at 00:35

    amazing photo, great story and those ice cubes… where do you get them??

    The blue really made my day.

  2. #2 by Ozhan - December 16th, 2009 at 01:34

    Hi Deana,
    These are the ice cubes from a brand named Fred & Friends. The products humorous name is Gin & Titonic and you can see it in the link below:

    I strongly recommend them, whenever I serve the cocktails with these ice cubes, everyone loved these ice titanics.

  3. #3 by wannabee - December 16th, 2009 at 02:51

    Once there was a story teller
    And his thirst for wonderland
    He knew the knocking of doors
    He knew before he knew anything

    Dreamed himself like a wannabee
    Like the disciples of old times
    Knocking on doors of sufi temples
    Dreamed himself as one of the thirties
    Flying across the seven wonder valleys

    In a cold December night he met himself
    In a place where he could never imagine
    In the blue echoes of a dream kitchen
    In the heart of another story teller

    Where else to be in a cold night he said
    Where good old dreams of long journeys live
    Where that old sufi temple stands still
    Where else to take a rest in a night like this?


  4. #4 by Oytun - December 16th, 2009 at 19:51

    Güvenli sulara sığınmak adına hayatı ve kendimizi keşfetmekten vazgeçiyoruz çoğu zaman. Birde arkadaşın gibi örnekler var, hepimize örnek olması gereken:)

    Fotoğraflara bayıldım, tarif yapılacaklar listesinde.

  5. #5 by Duygu - December 17th, 2009 at 16:03

    marvellous blue photos, great drink and hopeful story! this was what i need..

    i am impatient to listen all the story with details, while i am taking a little sip of my blue crash cocktail :)

    p.s. it is a great nostalgia to see fig vodka again..

  6. #6 by Ozhan - December 20th, 2009 at 11:25

    Cok tesekkurler Oytun, kendimiz yapamasak bile, yapabilenleri gormek de cesaretimizi toplamak adina faydali. kokteyli de cok seveceginden eminim bu arada.


  7. #7 by 4 Yaprakli Yonca - December 27th, 2009 at 10:00

    WOW why did you call it Blue Crash?
    I would rather call it Titanic Crash 😀

  8. #8 by Ozhan - January 2nd, 2010 at 13:48

    Hi Yonca,
    I named it Blue Crash considering the ones who do not have the Titanic shaped ice moulds. Thanks for your kind compliments!

  9. #9 by Ozhan - January 7th, 2010 at 17:52

    Duygu, thanks a lot for your kind comments and am ready to tell you details of the story anytime soon :)
    P.S: I have a full bottle of fig vodka to make more blue crash cocktails thanks to Munich trip. Namely we have enough reserves to enjoy :)

  10. #10 by Ozhan - January 7th, 2010 at 17:56

    Wannabe, this is “the comment” I guess. Thanks for all these inspiring lines :)

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