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15 Best Blue Curacao Cocktails For A Smooth Sip of Citrus

When the temperatures are high and the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than a delicious and refreshing fruity cocktail, and if it’s made with blue Curacao? Even better!

Blue Curacao, despite its vibrant blue hue, is a liqueur made from orange peels. It’s sweet and tangy and perfect for the warmer months. 

But who are we kidding? Summer might be the ideal time for such a drink, but in our world, a sip of this citrus delight suits our fancy any day of the year! 

Whether you’re at the beach and are looking for a fruity beverage to cool off or are simply trying to escape the cold with a drink reminiscent of vacation and tropical flavors, you can’t go wrong with a bit of blue Curacao. 

To get an idea of what drink best suits you, check out this list of the top 15 best blue Curacao cocktails. 

Best Blue Curacao Cocktails: Quick Table

RecipeCaloriesPreparation Time 
Sex In The Driveway 276 (per serving)2 min
Blue Lagoon Cocktailn/a5 min
Rainbow Paradise Cocktail243 (per serving)10 min
Blue Devil Cocktail123 (per serving)3 min
Elsa’s Frozen Drink213 (per serving)3 min 
Mermaid Cocktailn/a5 min
Blue Gin Sourn/a3 min 
Purple Rainn/a5 min 
Jack Frost Winter Cocktail368 (per serving)5 min 
Tiffany Mimosas156 (per serving)5 min
Blue Hawaiian Jello Shotsn/a5 min
Blue Mulen/a5 min 
Red, White, And Blue Cocktail 267 (per serving)5 min 
Sonic Screwdriver 239 (per serving)5 min
Blue Curacao Mojiton/a5 min 

1. Sex In The Driveway 

We’ve all heard of the classic “Sex On The Beach,” but have you ever come across a “Sex In The Driveway”?

We can’t tell you where this drink got its name (not sure we want to know either), but what we can tell you is that this cocktail is one you don’t want to miss! 

The Sex In The Driveway uses all the same ingredients as the Sex On The Beach, but instead of cranberry juice, this recipe uses blue Curacao. 

It’s sweet, fruity and has the alcohol content of two drinks, so make sure you’re in the mood for a little extra booze when choosing this one!

Calories Per Serving: 276

Total Preparation Time: 2 minutes 

2. Blue Lagoon Cocktail 

Quench your thirst with this vibrant and refreshing Blue Lagoon Cocktail and feel yourself quickly fade away into cool, tropical waters. 

With only three ingredients like lemonade, vodka and blue Curacao, this recipe is not only super simple, but it’s also the perfect blend of sweet and zesty. 

We know what we’ll be sipping on this summer!

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

3. Rainbow Paradise Cocktail

Bring a little color to your life with this fun and easy tropical drink.

Malibu, pineapple juice and grenadine are the epitome of island-inspired cocktails and the added vodka and blue curacao will give you all the confidence you need to talk to your holiday crush

With a beautiful rainbow pattern, this drink not only tastes great but is also super aesthetic and would make for the perfect addition to your Pride festivities. 

Calories Per Serving: 243

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

4. Blue Devil Cocktail

Enhance the citrus aromas of blue Curacao by complementing it with an even stronger orange flavor, such as the orange juice required in this Blue Devil Cocktail. 

Go even further by incorporating a touch of lime juice for a zesty twist and Bacardi Rum to really get the party started. 

This drink may have “devil” in its name, but we promise you, it tastes heavenly

Calories Per Serving: 123

Total Preparation Time: 3 minutes 

5. Elsa’s Frozen Cocktail

Get ready for your next Frozen-themed fiesta with this Elsa-inspired cocktail!

The Frozen film may be directed toward children, but with 5 different types of alcohol, we can assure you that the target audience for this drink is definitely adult-friendly. 

Now, the main mixes in this blend are Sprite and lemonade, so if a Frozen movie marathon with kids is in your future, don’t worry, you can simply offer one of these alcohol-free alternatives to them. 

So sit back, relax and “let it go” (hehe) with this easy and refreshing magical mix. 

Calories Per Serving: 213

Total Preparation Time: 3 minutes 

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6. Mermaid Cocktail 

You’re definitely lying if you say you’ve never dreamt about being a mermaid for at least a day, and although we sadly can’t actually become mermaids, we most certainly can have a drink that reminds us of them.

The Mermaid Cocktail uses blue curacao, Midori (melon liqueur), vodka and lemon juice as the central ingredients. To sweeten things up, a splash of simple syrup (that can also be prepared homemade!) is also thrown into the mix. 

Try one of these delightfully fruity, “under the sea” drinks and who knows? You might just find your very own Prince Eric. *Sigh*. 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

7. Blue Gin Sour 

Add a fun and fruity twist to the traditional Gin Sour by adding a little blue Curacao!

Blue Curacao not only provides a Gin Sour with a bold, electric blue hue, but it also gives a touch of sweetness to balance out the Gin and lemon juice. 

This recipe only takes minutes to make and would be perfect for a date night when you want to change things up a bit. 

Don’t forget to add a slice of lemon for garnish to really up the presentation factor!

Total Preparation Time: 3 minutes 

8. Purple Rain Cocktail

If you really want to wow the crowd, this Purple Rain Cocktail is a must!

With hints of blue Curacao, lime juice, gin and wait for it- hibiscus tea, this drink not only looks super impressive, it also tastes divine! 

As if that wasn’t enough, because of the different liquid densities, the tea will float, creating a stunning color gradient!

Serve this cocktail to your friends at your next get-together while playing Prince’s “Purple Rain” and you’ll be the hit of the party! (Sorry Gen Z, that one probably went right over your heads). 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

9. Jack Frost Cocktail

Although the name of this drink hints at a cocktail with winter flavors, the ingredients are actually super tropical!

However, despite the notes of rum, coconut and pineapple juice, what makes this blend appropriate for the colder months is the icy consistency

Even Jack Frost needs a little vacation when the cold is enduring a little too long and this cocktail will give you the look of a polar bear paradise, with all of the island flavors. 

Make sure to add some coconut flakes around the rim of your glass to mirror the look of snow and incorporate an extra layer of winter wonderland! 

Calories Per Serving: 368

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes  

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10. Tiffany Mimosas

Bring an element of luxury to your next brunch party with these super easy Tiffany-inspired Mimosas.

Blue Curacao, lemonade, honey and champagne make up the basis for this cocktail, but the real star of the show is the sugar-rimmed glasses. 

Sugar crystals provide you with the resemblance of diamonds without the cost. Plus, they make any drink look ultra lavish.

Let’s pop some bottles!

Calories Per Serving: 156

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes  

11. Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots 

Are you looking for that tropical flavor but in a fun, small, compact-sized form? If the answer is yes, we have just the thing for you!

Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots are packed full of all the island inspo you could want in a drink, including rum, pineapple juice and Curacao. 

They’re blue, boozy and best served at summer parties!

Add some maraschino cherries and pineapple slices as garnish to really make your guests feel like they’re on vacay!

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes  

12. Blue Mule 

The classic Mule Cocktail is great, but if you want to change things up a bit, this blue Curacao variation is perfect. 

Blue Curacao adds a lovely citrus touch to the Mule mix without taking away from the traditional flavors of the ginger beer and vodka. 

This recipe is super refreshing and, with that pop of color, also super appealing to look at- and let’s not forget about those stunning copper mugs

Serve these at your next dinner party and watch your guests come back for seconds!

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes  

13. Red, White And Blue Cocktail

Bring your 4th of July party to the next level with this delicious and easy summer cocktail!

You can’t not serve red, white and blue drinks during this holiday and this recipe is giving you just that. 

Grenadine and blue Curacao are like a match made in heaven and, when paired with vodka and lemonade, are even better. 

It’s hard not to feel festive with these drinks, especially when they match the décor. 

Calories Per Serving: 267

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes  

14. Sonic Screwdriver 

The OG Screwdriver never disappoints, but for an alternative that reminds you of the Caribbean Sea, this recipe is just what you need. 

Although the inclusion of blue Curacao is the main deviation in this drink, the use of vanilla vodka, as opposed to regular vodka, is also a really nice added touch. 

With its hard-to-detect alcohol content, this cocktail tastes almost more like a punch and will be difficult not to chug!

Be careful though- it’s the sweet ones that are often the most dangerous! 

Calories Per Serving: 239

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes  

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15. Blue Curacao Mojito

With so many different types of Mojitos out there, it’s hard not to deviate from the traditional blend- especially when there’s Curacao involved. 

Blue Curacao makes this Mojito a stunning ocean-blue but what really draws the eye to this drink is the garnish. I mean, how pretty do those mint leaves, lime wedges and blueberries look?

Enjoy this tasty and aesthetic beverage on a warm summer’s day by the pool!

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes  

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Blue Curacao?

Curacao is a liqueur that comes from the dried orange peels of the bitter Lahara orange, grown on the Caribbean island of Curacao.

As a result, it tastes like oranges and, in its original form, is actually colorless. The blue component of this alcohol simply derives from blue food dye. 

In terms of potency, blue Curacao typically has an alcohol level of 20-25%.

What Does Blue Curacao Taste Like?

Because Curacao comes from oranges, the primary flavors are fruity and citrusy. There is also an additional bitter aroma derivative of the peels. 

How Sweet Is Blue Curacao?

Because blue Curacao is a dry liqueur as opposed to a creme one, the sweetness level tends to be lighter and not too overpowering. It’s sweet enough to balance out the bitterness of the peel but won’t give you a sugar rush. 

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