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Blue Lagoon Cocktail (+ Best Tip!)

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The Blue Lagoon Cocktail is one of the most gorgeous Blue Curacao drinks and it tastes like summer in a glass. Refreshingly sweet and tart spiked with vodka and Blue Curacao liqueur. Even better, the Blue Lagoon drink is an easy summer cocktail to make!

Blue Lagoon Cocktail with Pink Drink Umbrella and Lemon and Cherry Garnish on table with tropical leaves in the background.

Blue Lagoon Cocktail.

 

This Blue Lagoon cocktail is so stunning and it’s delicious – my favorite cocktail combination! I’ve made other Blue Curacao drinks, such as this Blue Hawaiian (which is creamy delish!) but this is the first time I’ve mixed Blue Curacao with clear mixers. I love how vibrant this blue drink turns out.

With this Blue Lagoon drink recipe I found a splash of one extra ingredient made it a smoother cocktail. The standard Blue Lagoon recipe is delicious but I think you’ll enjoy a quick hack to reduce the slight bitter of the Blue Curacao.

What Does Blue Curacao Taste Like?

Blue Curacao is an orange liqueur, but it is less sweet than other orange liqueurs such as triple sec. Blue Curacao is made from the orange peels of the Laraha orange, which is a bitter orange fruit. In fact, it’s so bitter that the fruit of the orange isn’t even palatable.

The Laraha orange peels, spices, sugar and alcohol are combined to create this orange-flavored liqueur with a slightly bitter finish.

 

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Why is Blue Curacao Blue?

The blue color comes from blue food coloring. At some point in the history of the liqueur (at least by the 1930’s), colors were added to make it more eye-catching and exotic. Actually, there are several colors of Curacao liqueur such as orange, red and green. By adding the blue color, it simply made it easier to sell drinks.

The addition of the blue color was all about marketing and improving sales, which worked! Blue color cocktails give off a fun tropical vibe that transports us to a beautiful white sandy beach lined with palm trees and a Caribbean sea lagoon. A pretty excellent marketing idea. Who doesn’t enjoy an exotic-looking cocktail?

Blue Lagoon Cocktail with Pink Drink Umbrella and Lemon and Cherry Garnish on table with tropical leaves in the background.

 

More Blue Curacao Drinks

Blue Hawaiian – a creamy blue drink made with rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice.

Electric Smurf – a mix of coconut rum, pineapple juice and lemon-lime soda.

Blue Lagoon Cocktail Ingredients

The Blue Lagoon is really a simple drink with 3 ingredients. Here is the standard recipe:

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Blue Curacao
  • 5 oz Lemonade
  • Maraschino Cherry for garnish.

Optional Garnish Ideas: Orange slice or Lemon Slice.

Blue Lagoon Cocktail Ingredients on table. Bottle of Vodka, Blue Curacao and Lemonade with a fresh lemon.

 

How to Make the Blue Lagoon Cocktail

This recipe is quick and easy which means you can serve these up anytime.

Step 1: Fill a tulip or hurricane glass with ice.

Step 2: Add a shot of your favorite vodka.

 

Pouring Vodka into hurrican glass filled with ice.

 

Step 3: Add a shot of Blue Curacao.

 

Pouring Blue Curacao into cocktail glass filled with ice.

 

Step 4: Top off with 5-6 ounces of lemonade.

Pouring Lemonade on top of vodka and blue curacao in a hurricane cocktail glass filled with ice.

 

Step 5: Add a lemon wheel or an orange slice, a tropical drink umbrella and a few Maraschino cherries for garnish.

Adding Garnish of cherries on a pink drink umbrella to the Blue Lagoon Cokctail.

 

My Best Blue Lagoon Recipe Tip

In other Blue Curacao cocktails, like the Blue Hawaiian, the creamy ingredients essentially remove the slightly bitter finish of the Blue Curacao.  If the bitter finish isn’t to your liking, my best tip is to add a splash of orange juice. This tones down the bitter finish and melds perfectly with the orange liqueur.

Even with the addition of the orange juice splash, the Blue Lagoon drink is still a vibrant blue drink. So, don’t worry, you won’t lose the beauty of the drink!

After taking pictures of this lovely Blue Lagoon cocktail, I headed outside to enjoy the sunset by the pool. It was delicious. Cheers!

Holding the Blue Lagoon cocktail with a swimming pool in the background.

 

Blue Lagoon Cocktail (+Best Tip!)

Blue Lagoon Cocktail (+Best Tip!)

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Blue Lagoon Cocktail is one of the most gorgeous Blue Curacao drinks and it tastes like summer in a glass. Refreshingly sweet and tart spiked with vodka and Blue Curacao liqueur. Even better, the Blue Lagoon drink is an easy summer cocktail to make!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Blue Curacao
  • 5 oz Lemonade
  • Maraschino Cherry. Lemon Wheel or Orange Slice for garnish.
  • Optional: Splash of Orange Juice

Instructions

  1. Fill a hurricane glass with ice.
  2. Add vodka and Blue Curacao
  3. Top with lemonade
  4. Add a splash of orange juice (optional)
  5. Add garnish.

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