Blue Curaçao, Coconut and Rum: Drinks That Are Rich in Flavor

Blue Curaçao On Table Against Swimming Pool

Blue curaçao and coconut rum may seem like an unusual match, but together they taste like a vacation and look like the ocean of your dreams. You may not be able to think of many recipes, but there's a big world out there of drinks with blue curaçao and coconut rum for everyone to discover.

Blue Hawaiian

The quintessential blue curaçao and coconut rum beverage, this has remained a favorite for a reason.

Blue Hawaiian Blue sky

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces coconut rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • ¾ ounce cream of coconut
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, coconut rum, juices, blue curaçao, and cream of coconut.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into hurricane glass over crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with pineapple juice.

Little Hawaiian

This blue curaçao cocktail doesn't pack as much of a punch as the blue Hawaiian, but it still brings all the flavor.

Little Hawaiian

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce sweetened coconut cream
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, coconut rum, pineapple juice, blue curaçao, and coconut cream.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.

Fruity Blue Hawaiian

This riff of the classic brings fruity flavor and a little fizz.

Fruity Blue Hawaiian

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • ½ ounce banana rum
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • 1¼ ounces orange liqueur
  • Lemon-lime soda to top off
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball, add ice, rums, blue curaçao, and orange liqueur.
  2. Top off with soda.
  3. Garnish with lemon wedge and cherry.

Tropic Tango

The best of a fruit punch but tropical style.

Tropic Tango

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce tropical fruit schnapps
  • 1½ ounces blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce cherry liqueur
  • ½ ounce coconut rum
  • 1½ ounces mango simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball, add ice, schnapps, blue curaçao, cherry liqueur, rum, and mango simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with club soda.
  4. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Blue Bay

This cocktail takes a little effort for the layering, but it's as tasty as it is gorgeous.

Blue Bay

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces coconut rum
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • Crushed ice
  • Lemon-lime club soda to top off
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add the blue curaçao then the crushed ice.
  2. Gradually add coconut rum, orange liqueur, and lemon-lime soda.
  3. Garnish with cherry.

Electric Lemonade

If you prefer your drinks to have a sour bite, look no further. If you really want a pucker, you can add lemon juice to taste.

Electric Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces coconut rum
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • Lemonade to top off
  • Ice
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball, add ice, coconut rum, and blue curaçao.
  2. Top off with lemonade.
  3. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Ocean Wave Martini

This martini tastes like floating in the water on a perfect sunny day.

Ocean Wave Martini

Ingredients

  1. 2 ounces coconut rum
  2. 1½ ounces blue curaçao
  3. ½ ounce banana liqueur
  4. ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  5. Ice
  6. Lemon wheel and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, coconut rum, blue curaçao, banana liqueur, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon wheel and cherry.

What Are Blue Curaçao, Coconut, and Rum?

Understanding the flavors of these components helps you comprehend why they go together so well.

Blue Curaçao

Curaçao is an orange-flavored liqueur made from the dried peel of bitter oranges that proliferate on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. It comes in different colors, with blue and orange being the most popular. Although the original and most popular curaçao has an orange taste, other liqueurs marketed as curaçao are flavored to taste like rum and raisin or coffee and chocolate.

Coconut

Coconut is a hard-shelled fruit prized for its sweet white flesh. When coconut is used to flavor beverages and foods, including artificially flavored coconut liqueur, sweetened coconut milk, or coconut crème, it is preferably made from the juice or milk of the coconut. It is added in its unsweetened form to savory dishes and is heavily sweetened for beverage and dessert recipes.

Rum

Rum is a distilled, hard liquor made from a combination of molasses or sugarcane juice that is fermented before being aged in wooden barrels. Most rum production takes place in Caribbean regions as well as Central and South America. Light rum is a common ingredient in mixed drinks, and the darker variety is traditionally drunk straight or used in cooking.

And Something Blue

Don't be fooled by blue curaçao, it packs a flavorful punch when paired with coconut flavors and rum. The color might seem concerning, but one sip and you'll be taken away to sea, in the best of ways, by the blue curaçao and coconut rum.

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