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Blue Steele Slushie

For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team. Every Friday of football season, in honor of the Colts, Indianapolis’ Spoke & Steele serves these electric-blue drinks from a slushie machine alongside its spicy “famous nug” meatballs during happy hour.


  • 1 1/2 oz Effen vodka
  • 1/2 oz Blue curaçao
  • 1 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz Spiced simple syrup*
  • 2 dashes Plum bitters (or Angostura orange bitters)
  • 2 dashes Saline solution (1:1 salt:water)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth, and serve in a rocks glass.

  2. *Spiced simple syrup: Add 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 whole cloves, freshly grated nutmeg and a couple of pieces of lemon peel to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, and bring to a gentle simmer. Remove from heat, allow to cool to room temperature, and strain.