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Guests asked us for “the blue drink they had on vacation,” not quite remembering the name of the drink, says Anna Przyuznik, 31, the bar manager at Rebell in Oslo.
The bar in Grünerløkka since 2013 offers heavy doses of nostalgia for anyone who wants to escape from the present to the 80s, if only for one night.
The venue offers music typical of the happy ’80s, but also the ’70s and ’90s, while the interior draws guests in with a cool mix of strong colors, neon, palm trees and flamingos, punctuated by posters of classic ’80s bands on the walls. And a guitar hanging from the ceiling, why not?
– Guests love to come here and take pictures with our colorful walls as background. But we try to change the venue every year, so our famous pink wall was turquoise and gray, says Anna.
Southern Vacation in the 80’s
Their menu is largely based on the classics of the 80s, but with their own disputes in the form of, for example, a different drink. In addition to liquid sodas, Rebell offers many dishes, but it’s not confined to just one type of kitchen – the rebel in it takes care of it.
“The Blue I Have in the South” is then our version of the classic ’80s Blue Lagoon, but with a hint of vanilla, Anna explains.
– And since we’re a bar in the ’80s, we wanted to remind people of the feasts of the South and the usual colorful drinks you get there.
According to the bar manager, the blue I had in the South is sweet and refreshing with a hint of vanilla and a lemon twist, and should remind me of summer vacation.
Fill an empty shaker with the ingredients. Add ice, shake and pour over a rocky glass. Top with lemon soda and garnish with a slice of lemon and maraschino berries.
The recipe: The blue I had in the south
2 cl vanilla vodka
2 centiliters in Curacao
2 cl simple syrup
4 cl lemon juice
Lemon slice, maraschino berries and sunflower syrup for garnish.