This Blue Margarita drink recipe is stunning! This Blue Curacao cocktail is delicious and really adds some pizzazz to your classic margarita. If you’re looking for colorful cocktails that will impress friends and family, then this is the one for you!
Why You’ll Love this Blue Margarita
Don’t you love blue drinks? I’m a big fan of serving a gorgeous blue curacao drink when friends come over. Like this Blue Lagoon, Blue Mojito or Blue Hawaiian, this Blue Curacao Margarita shows off the signature color of Blue Curacao.
If you love the taste of a Margarita and want to add a little bit of excitement to your drink, here’s why you should try this Blue Margarita recipe!
- It’s easy to make and tastes amazing.
- The gorgeous blue color will impress your friends and family.
- It’s a fun twist on a traditional margarita recipe.
- It’s refreshing and perfect for summer cocktails.
What is Blue Curacao Liqueur?
Blue Curacao is actually an orange liqueur which goes perfect with the lime flavors in this Blue Margarita drink. Hailing from the island of Curacao, this blue liqueur is made with a locally grown orange Laraha fruit.
Laraha oranges are bitter oranges, you can’t actually eat them like a regular orange. Although the fruit has a bitter taste, it’s the oils from the bitter peel of the Laraha fruit that are used to create a this signature liqueur.
It’s also an easy substitute for triple sec as they both have an orange flavor, although Blue Curacao will have a subtle bitter finish.
Why is Blue Curacao Blue?
The bright blue color is actually a dye. It was added as a marketing tactic to sell more orange liqueur, which worked.
What an easy way to sell more blue margaritas, right?
Blue Margarita Ingredients
All you need are a few simple ingredients:
Tequila: Use your favorite Blanco tequila. Also called silver or white tequila, it has a slight citrus flavor that doesn’t compete with the rest of the margarita flavors.
Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice is the base for this tasty cocktail.
Blue Curacao: Adds a little orange flavor and gives this drink the perfect bright blue hue. It’s the substitute in a classic margarita recipe for Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier. I’m using Bols Blue Curacao.
Margarita Salt: Coarse salt or Kosher salt is needed for the rim of the glass. Table salt will not work correctly or taste good.
Lime Wedge: Use a lime wedge or lime wheel for garnish.
Orange Slice: Optional garnish that just makes this drink look even better.
How to Make a Blue Margarita
STEP 1: Use a lime wedge to wet the edge of a glass.
STEP 2: Dip rim into the margarita salt until fully coated. If your cocktail glass is too large to fit into the container of salt, simply pour salt into a shallow dish and then dip all sides of the rim.
STEP 3: Fill your margarita glass with ice cubes.
STEP 4: Squeeze 2-3 fresh limes into your glass.
STEP 5: Add tequila and Blue Curacao.
STEP 6: Stir and garnish this beautiful Blue Margarita cocktail with a lime wedge and an orange slice.
Blue Margarita Recipe Variations
- You can use a sour mix or Simply Limeade instead of squeezing fresh limes. This makes it easier if you need to make a large pitcher of blue margaritas.
- If you like a sweeter margarita, add a splash of simple syrup.
- Easily mix up a large batch in a cocktail shaker and strain into your salted glasses filled with ice.
Do You Love Margaritas?
Have you seen these handmade margarita candles? They smell amazing and look so cute!
Get your very own personalized margarita glasses. Great gift idea too.
Or grab a set of these funny and cute margarita kitchen towels. Perfect to use at your next summer party.
If you change out your tiered tray for the season, this set of margarita tiered tray decor is super cute too.
More Blue Curacao Drinks
Looking for a few more blue cocktails? Try these:
More Tequila Cocktails
A Blue Margarita cocktail isn’t our only delicious tequila drink! You might enjoy these too:
This Blue Margarita features a stunning blue color and is perfect for adding a little bit of bling to your drinks repertoire. Plus, it’s easy to make – perfect for when you want to whip up a drink quickly but don’t want to compromise on quality. So why not give it a try the next time you’re feeling festive?
- 1.5 ounces Blanco Tequila (also known as silver tequila or white tequila)
- 3 ounces Lime Juice (2-3 freshly squeezed limes)
- 1 ounce Blue Curacao
- Margarita Salt
- Lime Wedge for garnish
- Orange Slice for garnish
- Use a lime wedge to wet the edge of a glass.
- Dip rim into the margarita salt until fully coated.
- Fill your margarita glass with ice cubes.
- Squeeze 2-3 fresh limes into your glass.
- Add tequila and Blue Curacao.
- Stir and garnish with a lime wedge and an orange slice.
See recipe post for variations and substitutes. Drink Responsibly.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 580mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 1g
Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.