If you're looking for a beautiful cocktail to serve at your summer parties and barbecues, look no further than these delicious Blue Curacao Drinks. You'll love the amazing blue color and the citrusy-sweet flavor this liqueur adds to your drinks.
This post is intended for readers ages 21+.
Blue Curacao is a beautiful, blue-colored liqueur that has been popular as a cocktail sweetener for quite some time. Originally from the island of Curacao, this sweet liqueur is made from the dried peel of oranges. The flavor is citrusy and sweet, making it a popular choice for summer cocktails.
Blue Curacao drinks are often brightly colored and can be garnished with fruit or mint. While delicious, they're also visually stunning.
Fun fact, this liqueur is actually colorless! The blue hue comes from blue food coloring!
You'll love these fun tropical drinks in our collection of Blue Curaçao cocktails! Cheers!
My Favorite Blue Curacao Drinks
Tropical Storm Punch from Juggling Act Mama - This is my most favorite cocktail of all time! It is made with Blue Curacao, passion fruit rum, pineapple juice, and a simple syrup. Isn't it pretty?
You can mix it up a little and add a splash of orange juice if you like. It's one of the most colorful drinks and has a sweet taste that goes down almost too easy!
Mermaid Drink from Juggling Act Mama - Fresh lemon juice is the key to this blue green cocktail. It's perfect for sipping a tall glass beside the swimming pool while you relax.
If you're feeling like you want to shake it up a little, try fresh lime juice instead. Or, garnish with a cocktail umbrella and serve at your girl's night Mermaid Party!
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💭 Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions (and answers!) readers often ask about blue curacao liquor.
Blue Curacao is a liqueur made with the dried peel of the bitter orange lahara. It originated on Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island where the fruit grows.
The alcohol content varies by brand, but is usually around 25% ABV.
Blue Curacao is often mixed with vodka, rum, or tequila. The sweet liqueur is wonderful with citrus like oranges, lemons, and limes.
Simply put, the only difference is the color! Both have the same sweet orange flavor.
While sometimes people expect the flavor of Blue Curacao to be like a melted blue raspberry (due to the color), it's actually very citrusy. It has a sweet orange flavor with just a little hint of bitterness, which is why it pairs so well with other juices and citrus flavors.
Yes, but you might not want to. It's much better mixed with juices and other liquor.
Blue Curacao does not need to be refrigerated, but it is recommended because the taste will fade over time. No matter what, it should be stored in a cool spot and out of direct sunlight so that the sugar doesn't crystalize.
Liquor that is unopened has an indefinite shelf life.
While they're not the same type of liquor, you can substitute one for the other. It will change the flavor of the drink a little bit because Blue Curacao is more bitter than triple sec.
🍸 Delicious Blue Curacao Recipes
Blue Hawaiian from Belly Full - Sit back and relax with a refreshing and delicious Blue Hawaiian! This is probably the most well-known Blue Curacao cocktail recipe.
Served in a hurricane glass, this tropical drink is made with vodka, rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut, along with the Blue Curacao.
Blue Margarita from Occasional Cocktails - a fun and colorful twist on the classic margarita. Try this easy-to-make bright and stunning blue drink.
Drop in a couple of maraschino cherries and you're ready for a good strong drink.
Blue Curacao Mojito Recipe from Homemade Heather - Traditional mojito cocktails call for sugar, mint, lime juice, white rum, sugar, soda water, and mint. This version with Blue Curacao also includes a simple syrup and club soda.
And while this is garnished with lime and blueberries, you can just as easily add any sort of fruit garnish you like.
Blue Lagoon Cocktail from Brooklyn Active Mama - This blue cocktail is super easy and tasty too! With vodka, lemon-lime soda, and Blue Curacao, this is a great cocktail for girls' night or even brunch!
Sex in the Driveaway Drink from Restless Chipotle - You'll love this yummy cocktail that combines Blue Curacao liqueur with club soda, vodka, and peach schnapps. It's a fizzy cocktail with a sweet flavor.
Purple Rain Cocktail from Dishes Delish - Now, I know that this one looks a little different than the others, but the deep plum color comes from the combination of Blue Curacao and grenadine. With cranberry juice, vodka, and pineapple juice, this is a fun cocktail!
Blue Whale Cocktail from Pass the Sushi - This Blue Curacao drink has just two other ingredients - rum and pineapple juice. Serve it in a highball glass with ice cubes.
Blue Long Island Iced Tea from Champagne and Coconuts - An electric Long Island Iced Tea is always a hit. It's the perfect cocktail for when you need to relax and unwind!
More Blue Curacao Cocktails
- Blue Devil from Flour on My Face
- Hard Ocean Water from Mix that Drink
- Blue Monday Cocktails from DrinkLab
- Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots from Belly Full
- Sweet Poison Cocktail from Dishes Delish
- Blue Moon Cocktail from Serious Eats
- Blue Mule from Tipsy Bartender
🍹 Party Food Ideas
So now that you've got your delicious cocktails set, you just need some tasty snacks to go with them! Here are a few recipe ideas you'll love:
😋 Similar Recipes
Next time, try one of these delicious recipes:
There's something for just about everyone in this collection of blue curacao recipes. Which one will you try first?