22 Fantastically Blue Cocktails That Will Have You Drink In Style

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It’s summertime, and blue is the color of the season! This means that it's time to break out your mixology skills and whip up some delicious drinks for friends, family, or yourself. 

In this blog post, we'll go over 22 fantastically fun blue cocktails. Each recipe will provide you with all the information you need to make one of these tasty concoctions, so what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

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1. Blue Margarita

A glass of blue margarita with lime wedges and bartending tools

Margaritas are a popular choice for many people who drink them, but they can also be pretty dull in color. They're usually either red or orange due to the colors of their flavorings (usually Cointreau). 

But if you want your margarita to take on different hues than just those two ones and have it still taste as good, try using Blue Curaçao instead! Add this sweet liqueur into your usual recipe for a Blue Margarita with an exception - its beautiful blue shade will give guests something new to look at while sipping away.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Gather all the ingredients.
  2. Using a small shaker, fill it with ice.
  3. Add the tequila and Blue Curaçao liqueur to the glass or shaker. Squeeze lime juice in there as well, then shake up your drink. The salt will give it that little extra crunch on top of all of its already refreshing qualities.

2. Blue Hawaiian

A glass of blue Hawaiian with a pineapple wedge

The tropical Blue Hawaiian is the perfect tiki-themed cocktail, a blue drink that contrasts with many others. 

The color will captivate you and draw your eyes to this bright, juicy concoction of curaçao mixed with pineapple juice. Coconut rum gives it an extra hint of coconut flavor reminiscent of a piña colada but just as much fun to drink!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add all the ingredients and shake vigorously for 30 seconds or until well chilled.
  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh cracked ice, then garnish with a maraschino cherry and pineapple wedge.

3. Blue Train

A glass of the blue train cocktail

This blue drink is said to predate Blue Curaçao. Invented in the 1920s, this was a cocktail made with crème de menthe and Cointreau triple sec. The color may be attributed to an ingredient called Blue Vegetable Extract that Harry Craddock used for his famous recipe.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

4. Blue Bayou

a glass of Blue Bayou cocktail with slices of lime

This cocktail recipe for a blue margarita has an interesting, fruity twist. Grapefruit juice is combined with that popular combo of pineapple and curaçao to create a fantastic flavor in the blender. It's perfect when you want something refreshing on hot days!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Place ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with pineapple wedge if desired. Enjoy!

5. Blue Lagoon

a glass of Blue Lagoon with orange wedges

The Blue Lagoon cocktail is a dark blue drink with vodka and lemonade. The traditional garnish of an orange slice or a thin wedge of lime makes this cocktail more refreshing. But if you enjoy experimenting with your drinks, try adding some cordial for just the right amount of tang!

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Blue curaçao
  • 4 oz. Lemonade
  • Lemon wheel or maraschino cherry for garnish

Steps to Make

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add all the ingredients. 
  3. Stir to combine and serve.

6. Chi-chi

a glass of Chi-chi cocktail

Chi-Chi is the ultimate summer drink and one of the best blue cocktail recipes! Not only does it have a fun name and a beautiful tropical flair, but its delicious frozen sipper also combines Blue Curaçao, cream of coconut, and fresh pineapple. 

But what really makes this cocktail extra special? A shot of vodka for an added kick to your taste buds!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. In a blender, pour the vodka, Blue Curaçao, and cream of coconut. Add the pineapple, ice cream, and crushed ice.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a chilled margarita or highball glass.
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge. Serve and enjoy.

7. Sex in the Driveway

a glass of Sex in the Driveway cocktail

The Sex in the Driveway drink is a variation of the infamous Sex on the Beach recipe. But there's no cranberry juice involved in this case, and it comes out with a striking bright blue color.

The taste profile includes that of peach, orange flavor, and lemon-lime. While not as sweet as some other cocktails are known for, like strawberry daiquiris or piña coladas - this blue cocktail recipe boasts an exciting blend of flavors that ends up making it quite tasty!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Put crushed ice in a highball glass.
  2. Pour in the ingredients in order, ending by topping it off with Sprite.
  3. Stir and serve with a straw.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

8. Jellyfish

Glasses of Jellyfish cocktail

A Jellyfish (a.k.a a Blue-Curaçao Vodka Sambuca) is just waiting to lure you in with its cool, blue swirls and stunning creamsicle color! 

For this cocktail recipe, layer vodka, sambuca, and curacao into your glass one at a time before finishing it off by adding cream for an exciting foam effect on top. This will make even the most seasoned bartender want more than their fair share of another round.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Gather all the ingredients.
  2. Fill a highball glass with ice and add the vodka.
  3. Float Blue Curaçao slowly on top by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon and trying to minimize the mixing of the liquids.
  4. Add the white sambuca on top of that.
  5. Finish it off with a splash of cream to create foam and serve!

9. Corpse Reviver No. Blue

Glasses of Corpse Reviver No. Blue

A Corpse Reviver No. Blue is a blue cocktail drink that's made with gin, absinthe, and lemon juice. Corpse Revivers are a popular choice for those looking to get their day going. 

The drink, which doesn’t take much prep time, has long been known as an excellent hangover cure and can be served any time of day, not just in the morning. With its delicious blueberry flavor, it is sure to please people who love this type of cocktail and those that claim they don't like them at all!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the absinthe and Blue Curaçao with ice.
  2. Stir for 30 seconds or until cold. Then add in the gin, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, and shake well again.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar (optional). Garnish the drink with a lemon twist and serve.

10. Sapphire Martini

a glass of Sapphire Martini

A classic martini has always been the drink of choice for people at parties, but what if you're in the mood to mix things up a bit? The Sapphire Martini is just that! 

This fruity concoction will have your taste buds singing. We’ll combine dry vermouth and chilled gin in this blue cocktail recipe before topping it off with Blue Curaçao liqueur - yum!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. In a shaker full of ice, combine the vodka, dry vermouth, and Blue Curaçao liqueur.
  2. Shake before straining into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar (optional).
  3. Garnish the drink with a lemon twist and serve!

11. Aqua Pearl

a glass and three shots of Aqua Pearl

Aqua Pearl by Audrey Saunders is a fragrant and delicious tropical delight. Soursop Nectar provides the luscious texture, heady scent, and mysterious flavor for this libation, while Blue Curaçao clings to it, producing an attractive color without too much of either ingredient. 

If you don’t have soursop on hand or want to try something different from orange curacao, use triple sec with a drop or two of food dye to achieve that desired hue!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Pour gin, curacao, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a shaker over ice.
  2. Shake with vigorous back-and-forth motion until frost forms on the outside of the shaker.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

12. Deep Blue Sea Martini

a glass and three shots of Deep Blue Sea Martini

If you are in the mood for a fruity vodka martini, then indulge with this recipe. To make your Deep Blue Sea Martini, combine some top-shelf vodka and sour mix with pineapple juice and Blue Curaçao - it's simple yet flavorful!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Combine the vodka, Blue Curaçao liqueur, sour mix, and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Stir vigorously for 20 seconds or until frost forms on the outside of the drink when stirred.
  3. Pour into a martini glass and serve.

13. Blue Long Island Iced Tea

A glass of Blue Long Island Iced Tea

The Blue Long Island Iced Tea is a refreshing drink that packs the punch of your average cocktail. This low-brow, high alcohol iced tea has been given an updated and more refined twist with Blue Curaçao for its ocean-hue, as well as adding a lovely citrusy flavor to this classic.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. In a shaker, mix the vodka, tequila, rum, and gin with ice.
  2. Add in Blue Curaçao along with fresh-squeezed lemon juice to taste.
  3. Shake well to combine all ingredients and strain into a martini glass. Top it off with ginger ale.

14. Aqua Velva

 a glass of Aqua Velva

Try this blue masterpiece: the Aqua Velva! A child of the 1980s, it’s got a neon glow that belies its birth. While some versions are sickly sweet, make it with fresh lemon juice and soda water for a refreshing drink that's complex in flavor - the botanical notes shine through while pairing perfectly with citrusy hints from the curacao.

Ingredients

Steps to Make:

  1. Combine vodka, gin, curacao, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well to mix.
  2. Fill up an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes and pour the mixture from the shaker over it.
  3. Top off the drink by filling it up with ginger ale. Garnish with lemon wedges or cherry if desired.

15. Hypnotiq Margarita

two glasses of Hypnotiq Margarita

If there's anything that smells and tastes like summertime, it must be a margarita. Hpnotiq is the perfect addition to this classic cocktail recipe with its sweet smell of tropical fruits mixed with fresh citrus flavors from the orange liqueur.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a glass with ice cubes. 
  2. Shake well and strain into the same glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

16. Blue Daydream

two glasses of Blue Daydream

Sean Paddock's Blue Daydream is a stunning blue drink with the right amount of punch. It may be more green than it looks in photos, but don't let that fool you - this cocktail packs some serious flavor! The only ingredient needed to make one is oleo saccharum and any citrus fruit.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Shake all the ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with an orange peel or lemon twist if desired.

17. Chocolate Raspberry Martini

 a glass of Chocolate Raspberry Martini

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a sip of this chocolate raspberry martini, which features crème de cacao, triple sec, and lime juice. 

This blue cocktail has the flavor of an intensely citrus-kissed berry combined with hints of rich dark chocolate that will leave you craving more! A perfect choice for dessert or as a special nightcap to end any evening on a high note.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Pour the vodka, crème de cacao, and triple sec over ice in a cocktail shaker. Add lime juice to taste.
  2. Shake until well chilled, then strain into an old-fashioned glass with fresh ice cubes. Or serve on the rocks if you prefer not to use a blender for this recipe.

18. Blue Ricardo

a glass of Blue Ricardo

The Blue Ricardo is the perfect cocktail for a summer night. The sweet flavors are grounded by rum and lemon juice, while hints of orange brighten up this drink with just enough sour to make it refreshing but not overpowering.

If you don't have Blue Curaçao available from your nearest store or local market, substitute it with triple sec (or even regular simple syrup) mixed with food coloring. You won’t regret making yourself one soon!

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain the mixture over an iced cocktail glass. Or serve on the rocks in a highball glass garnished with orange peel or blueberries if desired.

19. Envy Cocktail

a glass of Envy Cocktail

Pour yourself a glass of the Envy cocktail so you can see why it's the star. It starts with good silver tequila, Blue Curaçao, and pineapple juice for an easy-to-make blue drink that will impress and satisfy your guests.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Pour the liqueur, tequila, and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
  2. Strain over cracked ice in an old-fashioned glass. Or serve on the rocks in a highball glass garnished with a maraschino cherry if desired.

20. Frostbite

 A glass of Frostbite

The Frostbite takes the best parts of each ingredient to create one balanced and delicious blue cocktail drink. You've got chocolate, cream, tequila - what more could you want? 

The blue tint makes it look appealing on many fronts because who doesn't love blues! Served either straight or over ice - no matter how you drink it, it has a fantastic taste sensation waiting for your approval.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, Blue Curaçao liqueur, white crème de cacao and cream.
  2. Shake for about 20 seconds before straining into an iced martini glass or over ice if desired.
  3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry (optional).

21. UV Liberty

two glasses of UV Liberty

The UV Blue Vodka is infused with raspberry flavors and has a deep blue color. In this cocktail recipe, you will combine the vodka with ice cream-flavored sherbet for an impressive fruity flavor profile that's way better than sundaes!

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Raspberry sherbet
  • 1 1/2 oz. UV Blue raspberry vodka
  • 2 oz. Lemon-lime soda

Steps to Make

  1. In an old-fashioned glass filled halfway with ice, place a scoop of raspberry sherbet.
  2. Add UV Blue and top it with soda.
  3. Serve and enjoy.

22. Sapphire Alpine

a glass of Sapphire Alpine

Impress your friends with this delicious summertime cocktail. The Sapphire Alpine is a refreshing drink that features Blue Curaçao and peach schnapps, which are poured in equal amounts for foolproof mixing.

Ingredients

Steps to Make

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, Blue Curaçao, and peach schnapps.
  2. Add ice cubes and shake for at least 10 seconds to chill the drink.
  3. Strain into a martini glass or serve on the rocks with an orange twist garnish.

Conclusion

These blue cocktails are perfect for afternoon drinking or hosting your friends over on the weekends. Since each recipe can range from sweet to tart, you can mix and match to find one that suits your taste buds. 

Which among these blue drink recipes would you like to try first? Let us know in the comment section below!

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