The series finale of Breaking Bad airs this Sunday on AMC. After recently winning Emmy awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama (Anna Gunn) and Best Dramatic Series, there’s no doubt the show is ending at the top of its game. I’ve never been drawn to the intensity and gore of other popular series like Dexter or Game of Thrones, but there was something about Walter White that intrigued me from the pilot episode.
How does a man transform from a mild-mannered chemistry teacher to a drug lord named Heisenburg? A man who poisons children, dissolves bodies in barrels of acid, and kills old people for ringing bells (OK, so there was a little bit more to that one). During five dark, brilliant seasons, Breaking Bad writers showed us the transformation, then the degradation of Walter White, and I’ve loved every minute of it.
The finale is bound to draw more than 6.5 million viewers, and we’ll venture a safe bet that most of you have a blue-rock-theme.
We’ve got a simple way to turn your martinis blue without a ton of calories and chemicals. It’s the all-natural blue dye from Color Garden, made of red cabbage juice, baking soda, and less than 1% ethyl alcohol for freshness. It’s a natural, calorie-free way to dye your cocktails and treats that familiar blue hue. The color is gorgeous, and just a couple of tiny drops in your standard martini will help you pay tribute to Walt and Jesse’s famous “Blue Sky” crystals. We even garnished ours with some blue rock candy for more fun!
Another advantage of using Color Garden dye is that it has zero calories compared to Blue Curacao, which has a whopping 55 calories per shot. We used vodka for our tasty libation and the color stayed a brilliant blue. For best results, steer clear of liquid with high acidity or citrus. According to Color Maker, Inc. lab technician and “Tinted Sister” Cari Reid, “Ingredients with high acidity or citrus will cause the color to turn back to a purple or reddish color.”
Incorporate blue food into your theme by whipping up a batch of our savory Blue Cornbread Donuts stuffed with Andouille Sausage and Peppers.
Offer your guests a healthy version of Los Pollos Hermanos inspired Chicken Strips.
Honor Walter’s loveable kleptomaniac sister-in-law by making Purple Fruit Salad with Honey Lavender Syrup.
For dessert, bake up these tasty Vegan Chocolate Chai Tea Cupcakes, then use the Color Garden dye once again to turn the frosting into a beautiful blue topping.
No matter how the series ends on Sunday, I’m sure we’re in for quite a ride, and I can’t wait. Maybe I should go mix a few cocktails to make sure I’ve got the recipe perfected and all the ingredients measured correctly, you know, for the sake of science.
September 27th, 2013