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.
I love Blue Curacao drinks and I’ve added this Blue Mojito to my list of favorite blue cocktails. Like the Blue Lagoon, this creamy Blue Hawaiian or the fun Electric Smurf drink, the Blue Curacao makes a drink look stunning!
Everyone gets big smiles on their faces when served a blue drink. Try it, you’ll see what I mean.
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 impress 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.
Serve it up 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 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.
What Kind of Rum Should I Use for a Blue Mojito?
White rum is the best option for a Blue Curacao Mojito. It’s light with fruity and citrus notes. Unlike flavored or dark rums, white rum will not overpower or skew the mojito flavor.
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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.
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.
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.
GARNISH: Use a pretty mint sprig and fresh limes to dress it up.
How to make a Blue Curacao Mojito
Creating a Blue 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 muddle 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.
STEP 4: 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: Fill your cocktail glass with ice.
STEP 6: 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.
- 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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More Summer Drinks
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 or Club Soda
- 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.