Here are the most popular blue drinks to try! These top blue cocktails have a sweet tart flavor and a brilliant ocean-tinted hue.
Looking for blue 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. We love them all…but the Blue Hawaii and Blue Margarita are our personal favorites.
And now…the top blue drinks to try!
More drinks by color!
Love picking drinks based on color? Us too! Outside of these blue drinks, here are a few more cocktail collections sorted by hue:
- 10 Genius Green Cocktails From neon to pale green, these drinks use liqueurs or natural ingredients for color.
- 12 Brilliant Red Cocktails There are red drinks for everyone, from sweet martini to bitter Negroni.
- 10 Perfect Pink Cocktails From dusty rose to fuchsia, these pink drinks are 100% delicious.
Here are the ingredients you need to make the Blue Hawaii drink! Its ocean-tinted hue is thanks to blue curacao liqueur.
- 1 ounce* white rum
- 1 ounce** vodka
- 3/4 ounce blue curacao
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice (or use 1 1/2 ounces homemade sour mix for the lime, lemon and simple syrup)
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Crushed ice, for serving
- For the garnish: pineapple wedge, cocktail cherry
- 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.
- Strain the drink into a hurricane glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: Cocktails
Keywords: Blue drinks, Blue cocktails
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.