The Butterfly Effect
This powder has magical colour changing powers! Simply add a few drops of lemon juice to the powder in water or tea and watch the transformation from blue to pink!
February’s ingredient of the month, and quickly becoming a fan fav with bartenders and guests alike, is The Butterfly Pea Flower and it is magical. This unique flower lets mixologists create visually stunning cocktails that change colour with a swirl of a straw.
Butterfly pea flowers grow throughout SouthEast Asia and have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties and are now gaining popularity as a cocktail ingredient. Also known as the famous “blue matcha”, butterfly pea is taking over bars and kitchens around the world with its majestic colours and health benefits. They have been shown to have powerful anti-aging and antioxidant properties and can help with inflammation and general pain inside the body. The flowers are dried, preserving their blue colour and flavour, and then powdered to enhance their shelf life.
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GALAXY MAGIC MULE
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Frozen tonic water glows strongly under black light, giving you this amazing glow in the galaxy magic mule. The butterfly pea infused vodka makes this a cocktail but you can simply omit the vodka and just use the butterfly tea to make this into a mocktail. Granted, this cocktail may require more work but the results will have your guests talking about it long after the event
GALAXY MAGIC MULE
- 4 inch x 2 inch at least of large piece of ginger (skin already peeled)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup agave
- 3 oz lime juice
- 1.5 oz ginger syrup
- 1 cup of tonic water
- Crushed tonic water ice
- Extra tonic water or club soda
- 3 oz butterfly pea infused vodka
- Pour the tonic water into ice cube trays and freeze over night. Crush the ice in a blender and store in the freezer until needed.
- Cut the piece of ginger into slices. Place the ginger slices in a small processor with a ¼ cup of water, and ½ cup of agave syrup. Blend until the ginger is completely blended with the liquid.
- Transfer the ginger-agave mix into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat and bring it to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes and let the syrup infuse with the ginger for about 30 minutes. Strain and store in a sealable bottle and store in the fridge until needed.
- Fill a Moscow mule glass tumbler or highball glass with the crushed tonic water.
- Pour the ginger syrup and lime juice over the ice.
- Next, pour the butterfly pea infused vodka, And top with tonic water or club soda.
- This drink will glow under black light – the effect is more impressive when there are pieces of tonic ice in the drink.