This Blue Mojito recipe is a simple spin on the classic recipe that makes it even more fun. A combination of mint, white rum, lime, club soda and Blue Curaçao creates a refreshing cocktail that’s absolutely gorgeous.
Everyone gets big smiles on their faces when served a blue drink. Try it, you’ll see what I mean!
This is a simple twist off of the classic Mojito (you can get the recipe here). A well known refreshing Cuban cocktail, made quite famous by Hemingway, but now this Blue Mojito has a twist!
The key to this cocktail is all in how you muddle the mint!
Plus, don’t miss out on these Apple Cider Mojitos!
Why You’ll Love this Blue Mojito Recipe
If refreshing cocktails are your favorite drinks, here’s why you’ll love this Blue Curacao Mojito:
- It’s a fun spin on the classic cocktail.
- The beautiful blue color stands out and will wow your guests.
- The fresh mint leaves and lime wedges will make this a favorite summer drink.
- Sweet and tart flavors combined are the best of both worlds.
- Little prep time, so it’s an easy drink to make.
Serve this Blue Mojito on a hot day for happy hour, at your next backyard BBQ or sip on this drink while you’re enjoying some pool time!
What is Blue Curacao?
Blue Curacao is an orange liqueur that’s been dyed blue. It’s similar to Triple Sec or Cointreau, but it is made with Laraha orange peels.
Laraha oranges are a bitter fruit grown on the Dutch island of Curacao. The fruit is too bitter to eat, but the rinds are used to give Blue Curacao a slightly bitter orange flavor, mixing perfectly with the sweeter Blue Mojito drink.
You should know that not all Curacao is blue. The distillers on the island of Curacao also make the same citrus flavor liqueur in clear and in orange.
What Kind of Rum Should I Use?
White rum is the best option for a Blue Curacao Mojito.
My go to is Bacardi Rum. It’s light with fruity and citrus notes. Unlike flavored or dark rums, white rum will not overpower or skew the mojito flavor.
More Blue Curacao Drinks
More Mojito Cocktails
- Muddler – You can use this wooden muddler like I use or they have stainless steel muddlers on Amazon too. Or go extra fancy and get a personalized engraved muddler.
- Wooden Spoon – if you don’t have a muddler, the next best tool to use is the handle of a wooden spoon. It has less surface area, so you’ll need to muddle the mint leaves a little more, but it will do the trick in a pinch!
Blue Mojito Recipe Ingredients
FRESH MINT LEAVES: Muddled mint leaves adds a cool and refreshing flavor.
SIMPLE SYRUP: You can make your own simple syrup using water and sugar or store bought simple sugar.
LIGHT RUM: Light, clear rum. I use Bacardi Silver Rum. Don’t use an aged rum or dark rum. The color will be off and the taste too sweet.
BLUE CURACAO: Adds the blue color and a light orange flavor to the drink recipe.
LIME JUICE: Fresh lime juice is best. It takes 2-3 fresh squeezed limes (depending on their size). You can also use Simply Limeade as a quick substitute, but a few freshly squeezed limes are the perfect amount of citrus.
LIME TONIC WATER: Adds a little fizz and dilutes the sweet sugar and tart lime flavors. Also, any plain flavored soda water, club soda or tonic works perfectly too.
GARNISH: Use a pretty mint sprig and fresh limes to dress it up.
How to Make a Blue Mojito
Creating a Blue Curacao Mojito cocktail takes a few extra minutes to make, but it still falls in line with easy cocktails you can make at home!
STEP 1: Add 5-7 fresh mint leaves to the bottom of a tall glass.
STEP 2: Pour in Simple Syrup.
STEP 3: Use a cocktail muddler to gently muddle the mint leaves for at least 1 minute. This will release the mint oil from the leaves. Here’s the wooden muddler I love because of the spikes on the end that helps release the mint oil. If you don’t own a muddler, use the handle of a wooden spoon.
TIP: Don’t over muddle, it’ll bruise and break up the leaves. Gently muddle just enough to release the mint flavor.
STEP 4: Now it’s time to add the remaining ingredients. Squeeze 2-3 limes to get 2 ounces of fresh lime juice in the cocktail glass.
STEP 5: Add light rum and Blue Curacao into the glass. Stir well.
STEP 5: Add ice to fill your cocktail glass.
STEP 6 (optional): Add a 2-3 lime wheels down the side of the glass. Wedge them between the glass and ice cubes to hold each lime slice in place.
STEP 7: Top with lime tonic or regular club soda.
STEP 8: Garnish with a large sprig of mint and a lime wedge or lime wheel.
Variations and Tips
- If you want to make multiple Blue Mojitos quicker, double or triple the recipe in a cocktail shaker. Then strain over a cocktail glass filled with ice cubes.
- Lime tonic adds just a little extra lime flavor, but regular club soda, tonic or seltzer work just as well. You can even use a lemon-lime soda such as 7up for more flavoring.
- To save more time, you can use Simply Limeade or concentrated lime juice instead of squeezing lime juice. Then simply add a slice of lime for garnish.
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And of course, go all out with a personalized engraved muddler.
In the summer heat, this Blue Mojito recipe is fun, refreshing and tastes amazing. Blue drinks are always a hit with friends and turning a Mojito into a Blue Curacao Mojito is simple and delicious.
- 5-7 Mint Leaves
- 1 ounce Simple Sugar
- 1.5 ounces Light Rum (same as white rum or silver rum)
- 1 ounce Blue Curacao
- 2 ounces Lime Juice (2-3 fresh squeezed limes)
- 1.5 ounces Lime Flavored Tonic Water, Club Soda, or Soda Water
- Mint Sprig for garnish
- Lime Wheels for garnish
- Add 5-7 fresh mint leaves to the bottom of a tall glass.
- Pour in Simple Syrup.
- Use a cocktail muddler to muddle mint leaves for at least 1 minute. This will release the mint oil from the leaves.
- Squeeze 2-3 limes to get 2 ounces of fresh lime juice.
- Add light rum and Blue Curacao into the glass. Stir well.
- Fill your cocktail glass with ice.
- Add a 2-3 lime wheels down the side of the glass. Wedge them between the glass and ice cubes to hold each lime slice in place.
- Top with lime tonic or regular club soda.
- Garnish with a large sprig of mint and a lime wedge or lime wheel.
See recipe post for additional tips and variations.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 4gSugar: 52gProtein: 1g
Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.