Blue Curaçao Cocktails With Rum and Sweet and Sour

Reviewed by Mixologist and BarSmarts Graduate Karen Frazier
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When you combine blue curaçao with rum and sweet and sour, you will likely wind up with a cocktail that will magically transport you to the tropics for a virtual beach vacation. With sweet and sour flavors and a vibrant blue color, blue curaçao, rum, and sweet and sour cocktails offer a taste of the tropics.

5 Blue Curaçao Cocktails With Rum and Sweet and Sour

Blue curaçao is a blue-colored, orange-flavored liqueur, while rum can have a number of flavors depending on the type you use. Meanwhile, sweet and sour mix combines the refreshing, tart citrus flavors of lemon and lime with sweet simple syrup. The three base ingredients of rum, blue curaçao, and sweet and sour mix give you a lot of room with which to work. Try any of the following or play with your own variations.

1. Adios Mother

The Adios Mother stands on its own, and it's sure to make you sit up and take notice. This cocktail has a powerful kick with the presence of vodka, gin, rum, and blue Curaçao.

Adios mother cocktail

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce rum
  • 6 ounces of sweet and sour mix
  • 1 ounce of blue curaçao
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Cherry and pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add the vodka, gin, rum, sweet and sour, and blue curaçao. Shake to chill and blend.
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass half-filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with the pineapple wedge and a cherry.

2. Hawaii Five-O

The Hawaii Five-O features these three ingredients with the addition of pineapple juice. The proportions differ from the classic Blue Hawaii, and make the blue curaçao more of a starring attraction.

Hawaii Five-Oh cocktail

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounce light or silver rum
  • 2 ounces blue curaçao
  • 1 ounce sweet and sour mix
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • Lime slice for garnish.

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add the rum, blue curaçao, sweet and sour, and pineapple juice. Shake to chill.
  2. Strain into a highball glass half-filled with ice. Garnish with a lime slice.

3. Blue Bahama

The Blue Bahama adds a few other ingredients for a cocktail that packs a punch. You can also serve this drink in a hurricane glass in keeping with the tropical theme. Several variations of this drink exist. Two additional liqueurs add some complexity and flavor to this drink in this recipe.

Blue Bahama cocktail

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 ounce of triple sec
  • 1 ounce Midori melon liqueur
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce rum
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce tequila
  • 2 splashes of sweet and sour
  • Lime wedge and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker half-full with ice. Add the triple sec, Midori, blue curaçao, gin, rum, vodka, tequila, and sweet and sour. Shake to mix and chill.
  2. Strain into a highball glass half-filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with the lime wedge and cherry.

4. Blue Dolphin

This recipe uses two types of rum as well as a few other alcoholic ingredients, so it packs a real wallop.

Blue dolphin cocktail

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1/2 ounce white rum
  • 1/2 ounce Malibu rum
  • 1/2 ounce blue curaçao
  • 1 ounce sweet and sour mix
  • 1/2 ounce lemon-lime soda
  • Lime slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker half-full with ice.
  2. Add the white rum, Malibu rum, blue curaçao, sweet and sour, and soda. Shake to mix and chill.
  3. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

5. Frozen Blue Daiquiri

Finally, you'll love this frozen blended daiquiri; it's certain to cool you down on even the hottest day in the tropics.

Frozen blue daiquiri

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • 2 ounces rum
  • 2 ounces sweet and sour mix
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the ice, blue curaçao, rum, sweet and sour, and simple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a stemmed glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

Enjoy Blue Curaçao and Rum Cocktails

Basing cocktails on blue curaçao offers you a way to make drinks that are both tasty and striking in color. They have a fun, tropical flair reminiscent of the turquoise waters of an exotic getaway. For a refreshing summer drink, they cannot be beat.

Blue Curaçao Cocktails With Rum and Sweet and Sour