As you may or may not be aware, a series of new episodes of the critically acclaimed show Arrested Development were released on Netflix this past Sunday. As a filmmaker who appreciates clever writing and sharp comedy, I’ve been a huge fan of the show ever since I was introduced to the original series a number of years ago.
It’s delightful for many reasons, none of which have anything to do with the main subject of this post, so instead of telling you all about why it’s great, I’ll just urge you to go watch it for yourself (it’s all available on Netflix streaming).
Since Eric and I are huge fans of the show, we decided to throw a little viewing party, complete with a homemade banner, bowls of candy beans, pop secret, and a selection of themed alcoholic beverages.
In today’s “Cheers,” I’m going to share with you the recipe for my favorite drink of the night, which I have classily named the “I Just Blue Myself,” after everyone’s favorite analrapist.
- 2 oz Amaretto
- 3 oz Blue Curacao
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream
- Whipped Cream
- Blue Sprinkles
- Blue Food Coloring (optional)
Combine the Amaretto, Blue Curacao, Vanilla Ice Cream, and about two handfuls of ice in a blender. Add blue food coloring if you want a darker blue color.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into a Snifter Glass and top with Whipped Cream and Blue Sprinkles.
You could easily turn this into a 4th of July themed drink by using red sprinkles or a cherry on top. It’s all up to you!
Hope you enjoy!
PS: Want more Arrested Development-themed drinks? The Hot Ham Water.