The Night Thasos “Blue Me Away”

This mainstay of Greek cuisine knows just how to keep customers coming back again and again.

Yes, of course we all know the story of how Thasos stirred up the restaurant scene when they opened a stunning, white on white venue designed by Greek designer Angelos Angelopolous a decade ago. But it takes more than swank surroundings to keep locals obsessed with great food and drinks coming back… It takes, well, great food and drinks! 

Thasos has dinners down pat, from the piatela spreads at the start to the mouth-watering, wood-grilled lamb chops to the Kataifi with its shredded phyllo and rich vanilla custard. But as the biggest fans of this dining destination know, the cocktails crafted by Thasos’s talented bartenders are outstanding. 

Out of the eight they have perfected, we love the Cucumber Cooler, made with Stoli cucumber vodka, Canton liqueur, cucumber, mint, lime and ginger beer, and the Blue Me Away, shown on this page. 

Aptly named, the Blue Me Away is also vodka based –– 3 oz. of Stoli to be exact –– but this time it is combined with 1 oz. Crème de blueberry, .5 oz. Strega,  .5 oz. elderflower, fresh mint and a splash of lime juice. Divine. 

While you could try this at home, better yet, come to Thasos, start with a drink at the bar, and stay for a dinner of pan-seared scallops. What’s better than that?

Photo: Michael Murphy


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