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Colour Theme - Blue Cocktails

By: Elizabeth Hinds - Updated: 24 Nov 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
Blue Cocktails Cocktail Recipes

Feeling blue? Then we have just the cocktail for you!

The majority of blue cocktails get their colour from Blue Curaçao.

Curaçao is an island in the southern seas of the Caribbean, and home to an orange too bitter to enjoy on its own. Fortunately for the sun-worshippers who gather there - and for the rest of us - the dried peel of this orange has been turned into a liqueur that is a vital component in any cocktail lover's cabinet.

Like Cointreau, Curaçao is a form of triple sec (orange liqueur), and is used in many cocktails, primarily for its colour. The Blue is the most familiar but it also comes in orange or clear. The colour may be different, the taste stays the same!

Blue Lagoon

  • 1½ oz vodka
  • 1½ oz Blue Curaçao
  • Lemonade

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add the vodka and Curaçao and top up with lemonade. Stir well. Serve garnished with a slice of orange.

For a Blue Lagoon shot, mix ½ oz vodka , ½ oz Blue Curaçao and ½ oz lime juice with ice in a shaker. Strain into a shot glass.

Blue Martini

  • ½ oz dry vermouth
  • 1½ oz gin
  • 1 teaspoonful Blue Curaçao
  • A dash of bitters

Fill a shaker with crushed ice. Add all the ingredients and shake well. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass.

Azure Martini

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao

Fill a shaker with crushed ice. Add all the ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

Blue Margarita

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • ¼ oz sugar syrup

Fill a shaker with crushed ice. Add all the ingredients and shake well. Wipe the cut lime around the edge of a martini glass and dip into a saucer of salt. Carefully strain the cocktail into the glass.

Carolina Blue

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 1 lime

Fill a shaker with crushed ice. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the shaker. Add the gin and Curaçao and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass garnished with a twist of lime.

Blue Monday

  • 2 oz vodka
  • ¼ oz cointreau
  • ¼ oz Blue Curaçao

Fill a shaker with crushed ice. Add all the ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Blue Hawaiian

  • 1½ oz white rum
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 1½ oz coconut milk

Fill a shaker with ice. Add all the ingredients and shake well. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Serve garnished with a cherry and a slice of pineapple.

Blue Hawaiian Slush

Using the same ingredients, place them in a blender with lots of ice. Whiz it all together to make a slushy drink. Pour into a highball glass and serve with a straw.

Blue Ginger

  • 1 oz Kirsch (cherry liqueur)
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • Ginger ale

Place the Kirsch, Curaçao and lemon juice in a shaker and shake well. Half-fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add the cocktail and top up with ginger ale. Stir to mix.

Instead of using Blue Curaçao for the colour, these 2 recipes use WKD Original Vodka Blue.

Wicked Wine

  • Sparkling white wine
  • WKD Original Vodka Blue

Almost fill a wine glass with sparkling white wine. Add a splash of WKD and serve with a cherry.

Wicked & Rich

Replace wine with champagne and garnish with a strawberry.

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