Here are the most popular blue curacao drinks to try! These blue cocktails have a sweet tart flavor and a brilliant ocean-tinted hue.

Blue curacao drinks, blue drinks

Looking for blue curacao drinks? There’s nothing more novel than a bright ocean-colored drink, is there? Indeed, in all our 200+ cocktail recipes, the blue cocktails are the ones that stand out visually. What’s the secret? Blue curacao, a beautifully tinted orange liqueur made in the Caribbean. It gives drinks a citrusy flavor and a color that makes them look just like swimming pool water.

What are the best cocktails to make in this color? Here are the top blue drinks to try, in order of popularity! Combine curacao with vodka, rum, or tequila and you’ll get a different drink out of each one. The most popular curacao drink is by far the Blue Hawaii…but try them all and let us know what you think!

And now…the top blue curacao drinks to try!

What is curacao?

Curacao is an orange liqueur invented in the 19th century by Dutch settlers on Curaçao, an island in the Caribbean. There were originally several colors of Curaçao liqueur, including clear, blue, red, green and orange. The most popular colors today are blue and clear. The liqueur is flavored with the Laraha orange peel, a special type of orange tree that grows on the island.

The original curacao liqueur has been made on the island since 1896. The Bols company invented Blue Curacao and started selling it as early as 1912. It’s become popular over the years for making blue tropical drinks that are often associated with beach resorts.

More drinks by color!

Love picking drinks based on color? Us too! Outside of these curacao drinks, here are a few more cocktail collections sorted by hue:

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Blue Hawaii Drink

Best Curacao Drink: Blue Hawaii (& More!)


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here are the ingredients you need to make the Blue Hawaii drink! Its ocean-tinted hue is thanks to blue curacao liqueur. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ounce* white rum
  • 1 ounce** vodka
  • ¾ ounce blue curacao
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice (or use 1 ½ ounces homemade sour mix for the lime, lemon and simple syrup)
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Crushed ice, for serving
  • For the garnish: pineapple wedge, cocktail cherry

Instructions

  1. Place the rum, vodka, blue curacao, pineapple juice, lime juice, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add 2 handfuls of ice and shake until cold.
  2. Strain the drink into a hurricane glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry.

Notes

*For conversion to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

**If you prefer, use 2 ounces rum and omit the vodka. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Curacao drink, Blue curacao drinks, Blue drinks, Blue cocktails

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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