11 Blue Curaçao Cocktails From Beachy to Elegant

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Blue curaçao cocktails are visually stunning with their electric colors and are particularly popular at tropical destinations. Taking its flavor from the Laraha orange of the Curaçao island and getting its blue coloring from food dye, this liqueur is an easy-to-mix citrusy cocktail ingredient that is sure to brighten up any drink you add it to. Here are eleven blue curacao cocktail recipes to get you started.

Beautiful Blue Curaçao Cocktails

With blue curaçao, blue is a really a state of mind and a color more than a flavor. The calming liqueur color makes beautiful ocean-blue cocktails, but it's merely a trick of the eye; you won't taste blue in your drink. Blue curaçao adds sweet citrus notes to cocktails as it is an orange-flavored liqueur.

Beachfront Daiquiri

A spin on the classic tropical cocktail, the beachfront daiquiri simply adds blue curaçao to make an ocean water blue drink.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • 1½ ounces white rum
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, blue curaçao, and rum. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and garnish with a cherry.
Cherry In Blue Cocktail Against White Background

Bluebird Cocktail

This mixed drink sounds like an old world recipe and is just as simple to make as some of the earliest known drinks are. Just combine triple sec, blue curaçao, and gin to create a refreshing bluebird.

Ingredients

  • Dash bitters
  • ¾ ounce triple sec
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • 1½ ounces gin
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bitters, triple sec, curaçao, and gin. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice.
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Blue Lagoon Cocktail

A popular beachfront drink, the blue lagoon cocktail is not to be mistaken for the popular 1980s film. Rather, it's a perfect balm to a hot summer's day because of the way it combines lemonade, blue curaçao, and vodka together in a nice, tall glass full of ice.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • 1½ ounce vodka
  • Ice
  • Cherry, lemon slice, and mint sprig for garnish.

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, blue curaçao, and vodka. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with the cherry, lemon slice, and mint sprig.
Blue Lagoon cocktail with a slice of lime and mint

Blue Monday

If you've got a case of the Monday blues, take a stab at this simple cocktail; just mix triple sec, blue curaçao, and vodka together and you've got a drink that will get you through to Tuesday.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce triple sec
  • ¼ ounce blue curaçao
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the triple sec, blue curaçao, and vodka. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon slice and mint sprig.
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Blue Raspberry Cocktail

Be ready to have some tingly lips when you prepare this blue raspberry cocktail. Focused on hitting sour notes, this drink combines lemon juice, raspberry liqueur, blue curaçao, and vodka.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 tablespoons blue sugar sprinkles
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Run the lime wedge around the rim of a rocks glass. Spread the sugar on a plate and dip the rim of the glass into the sugar.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, raspberry liqueur, blue curaçao, and vodka. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into the prepared and garnish with a lime wheel.
ue Raspberry Drink In Glass On Table

Bright Blue Kamikaze

Despite its aggressive name, this drink is rather subtle and smooth in its flavor. All you have to do is mix lemon juice, blue curaçao, and vodka to create a bright blue kamikaze.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a mint sprig.
Fresh cocktail with blue curacao liquer

Fairy Godmother

Bring your own fairy godmother to life by combining lime juice, blue curaçao, and tequila. Don't forget to sprinkle a little bit of fairy dust on top to add bit of magic in your glass.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ simple syrup
  • 1½ ounces silver tequila
  • Ice
  • Edible glitter for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, blue curaçao, simple syrup, and tequila. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with edible glitter.
Fairy Godmother Cocktail

Frostbite

The frostbite is a perfect recipe to pair with either lunch or dinner as it tops blue curaçao and vodka with lemon-lime soda for an easy to make and easy to drink cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar
  • Ice
  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Run the lime wedge around the rim of a rocks glass. Spread the sugar on a plate and dip the rim of the glass in the sugar. Fill it with ice.
  2. In a mixing glass, combine the clue curaçao and vodka. Add ice and stir.
  3. Strain into the prepared rocks glass.
  4. Top with lemon-lime soda and garnish with a lime wheel.
Blue Frostbite with Lime Slice

Open Waters Cocktail

This showstopping cocktail tastes great and has an incredibly fun presentation. Bring the dangers of the open waters to your glass by adding grenadine 'blood' and a bloodthirsty gummy shark on top.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce blue Powerade
  • 1 ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Grenadine for garnish
  • Gummy shark for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients. Blend just enough to crush the ice; it should be the consistency of a snow cone.
  2. Pour mixture into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with some grenadine on top and a gummy shark and serve.

Winter Wonderland

For a light and fizzy cocktail to make during the cold winter months, turn to this winter wonderland recipe which combines both sweet and sour flavors to satisfy every palate.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce prosecco
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. In a rocks glass filled with ice, strain the mixture and serve.
Open Waters Cocktail

Sapphire Gin and Tonic

If you prefer your cocktails old-school, then try out this sapphire G&T, which just adds blue curaçao to the historic recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tonic water
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • 1 ounce gin
  • Lemon twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, combine tonic water, blue curaçao, and gin; add ice and stir.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Two Blue Cocktail Drinks

Only Blue Skies Ahead

Thankfully, it's only blue skies ahead for you as you take your first steps into mixology when you follow one of these easy-to-replicate, delicious blue curaçao cocktails. So whether you're making a bluebird cocktail, a blue Hawaii, a blue breeze cocktail, or a blue cosmo, blue curaçao drinks will have you seeing sunny skies.

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