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Flying Blue Dragon
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Ingredients (7)

  • Ice
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 3/4 ounce Velvet Falernum
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Orange twist, for garnish (optional)
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories217
  • Fat0.14g
  • Saturated fat0.04g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs24.82g
  • Fiber0.06g
  • Sugar19.56g
  • Protein0.1g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium8.52mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (1 servings) Powered by

The blue-curaçao hue of the Na’vi people in the 2010 Oscar-nominated film Avatar may look a little frightening, as does this cocktail at first glance. But a few sips and the spiced Velvet Falernum will give you enough courage to travel by dragon.

What to buy: If you can’t find Velvet Falernum, a clove- and lime-infused liqueur, try making your own. We think this recipe is a great stand-in.

This Flying Blue Dragon recipe was featured as part of our Best Picture Cocktails story.


  1. 1Fill a shaker halfway with ice and add all remaining ingredients except the orange twist. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange twist if desired.
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