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17 Best Blue Cocktails

Blue cocktails are gorgeous, vibrant, and tasty. And they have some excellent names, too!

I promise, once you serve a Jack Frost cocktail or Blue Lagoon, you’ll never go back to boring wine again.

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Blue Cocktails & Drink Recipes

Blue cocktails are also extremely versatile.

You can use them for practically any occasion. There’s the Fourth of July, Easter, bachelor parties, and more.

You could even use the mocktail versions for boy baby showers!

Plus, they’re so gorgeous, you don’t even need a reason to enjoy them.

So for this list, I’ve included 17 of the loveliest, tastiest blue cocktails I know. And I just know you’ll love them too.

1. Blue Margarita

This 5-minute margarita is a lot like the mojito recipe above.

Only instead of rum, you’ll add tequila to the lime and blue curacao.

It adds color, of course, along with that signature orange flavor you’d normally get from Cointreau.

Ingredients: blanco tequila, blue curacao, simple syrup, lime juice, ice, salt and lime wedge (for the rim)

2. Blue Moon

As incredible as this one looks, it needs a bit more work than just shaking some liquids and straining over ice.

You’ll brew butterfly pea flower tea and freeze it in round ice cube molds.

When it’s solid, that goes into the glass, and you’ll add the drink over the top. The lemonade reacts with the tea, giving you a lovely, color-changing drink.

Ingredients: butterfly pea flower tea, gin, lemonade, seltzer

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3. Jack Frost Cocktail

Are you looking for winter cocktail to impress? Or maybe something for a Halloween party where you’re dressed as Elsa?

Either way, the Jack Frost cocktail is stunningly perfect.

It looks cold and icy, like a winter storm in a glass. And the snowy coconut rim is flawless.

All that said, this tropical drink is frozen and refreshing. So feel free to serve it poolside!

Ingredients: pineapple juice, blue Curacao, white rum, cream of coconut, light corn syrup or honey and flaked coconut (for the rim)

4. Blueberry Mojito

The color of this actual drink is pinkish-red, but you’ll add deep blue blueberries (and green limes and mint) to the glass, so it still has a bit of blue in it.

Plus, this one is just too flavorful to leave off the list.

The tartness of the berries complements the traditional minty mojito flavor exceptionally well.

Ingredients: blueberries, lime juice, mint leaves, white rum, ice, club soda, lime wedge

5. Blue Mojito

If you’re looking for a mojito that’s actually blue – and not just filled with blueberries – check out this recipe.

You’ll make it from simple syrup, club soda, lime, mint leaves, and white rum. So it’s pretty much what you expect.

But then you’ll add blue curacao for a pop of fun color.

Ingredients: simple syrup, club soda, lime, mint leaves, white rum, blue Curacao, ice

6. Rum Blue Island Cocktail

Looking for a drink so blue that it glows under a black light? This is it!

It’s also deliciously tropical, with coconut rum, white rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, Sprite, and maraschino cherries.

The double dose of rum makes it a pretty strong drink, as well, so go slowly and don’t overdo it just because these drinks taste so yummy.

Ingredients: Malibu coconut rum, white rum, blue Curacao, pineapple juice, sprite, maraschino cherries, pineapple wedges

Icy Blue Lagoon Cocktails on highball glasses with yellow striped straws

7. Blue Lagoon Cocktail

The Blue Lagoon cocktail may look just like the Blue Island cocktail, but their tastes couldn’t be more different.

While the Blue Island is rummy and tropical, the Blue Lagoon cocktail is vodka-filled and tart, thanks to its lemonade base.

If sour drinks aren’t your thing, you may have to add a bit of extra sugar.

Ingredients: Curacao, vodka, lemonade, ice, maraschino cherry

8. Ocean Water

Like the Jack Frost recipe above, this one calls for coconut, pineapple, and blue curacao.

It even has a coconut rim!

But the key difference is the texture. This one uses coconut water and coconut rum, bringing plenty of flavor without the creamy finish.

Ingredients: coconut water, pineapple juice, blue curacao, coconut rum, corn syrup and flaked coconut (for the rim)

9. Jasmine Elderflower Daiquiri

This is simple yet so pretty. And I love it!

You’ll need to find jasmine flower water to get that floral finish. Don’t worry, it’s available online.

If you can’t find it, though, I’ve tried this with rose water, and it was just as pleasant.

Ingredients: white rum, lime juice, elderflower liqueur, blue curacao, jasmine flower water, edible flower (for garnish)

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail in a glass garnished with pineapple slice and blue paper umbrella.

10. Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

The Blue Hawaiian is one of the most aptly named drinks you’ll ever see.

It’s unbelievably blue, and thanks to all the tropical ingredients – coconut rum, pineapple juice, etc. – it’s very Hawaii-esque, as well.

If you like sweet, colorful drinks, this is the one for you.

Ingredients: white rum, blue Curacao, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, crushed ice, pineapple wedge, maraschino cherries

11. Coconut Gin and Tonic

I know what you’re thinking: That drink isn’t blue! You’re right, of course.

However, you can easily make it blue by adding a dash of blue curacao (or simple blue food coloring).

This fresh, minty drink tastes like the original gin and tonic, only with a coconut kick.

And since gin and tonics are so popular, I thought I’d add the recipe here even though it isn’t blue — YET!

Ingredients: gin, coconut water, tonic water, lime, fresh mint or basil

12. Chi-Chi Cocktail

I’m not sure why most blue cocktails have a tropical taste and share such similar ingredients. However, that does seem to be the case.

If you’re looking for a tropical blue drink that’s a bit sweeter, a lot colder, and has some extra creaminess, try the chi-chi cocktail.

You’ll make it with vodka, blue curacao, cream of coconut, pineapple, crushed ice, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

And trust me, that single scoop makes all the difference.

Ingredients: vodka, blue Curacao, cream of coconut, cubed pineapple, vanilla ice cream, crushed ice, pineapple wedge

13. Rainbow Paradise Cocktail

If you’re old enough to have ever chased down the ice cream truck in the 90s, you probably remember Firecracker and Lick-a-Color popsicles.

That’s what the Rainbow Paradise cocktail looks like — a tri-colored drink with reddish-orange at the bottom, orangey-yellow in the middle, and bluish-green at the top.

It’s fruity and tart and has nice undertones of rum. It’s the ideal summer drink.

Ingredients: pineapple juice, Malibu rum, blue Curacao, grenadine, ice, orange slice

14. Red, White, and Blue Cocktail

And while we’re on the subject of Firecracker popsicles, I thought I’d go ahead and add in the red, white, and blue cocktail, as well.

You’ll frequently see this patriotic drink on Independence Day, Labor Day, and summer barbecues.

It has a delightful balance of sweet and sour, and you really can’t beat those colors!

Ingredients: grenadine, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, vodka, blue raspberry vodka, ice

15. Polyjuice Potion Cocktail

Deep, dark, and wonderfully enchanting, this is the ultimate Halloween cocktail!

It’s similar to the Blue Moon drink above, in that you’ll use butterfly pea powder and lemon to change the color.

But it’s much more prominent in this version. And if you add edible luster dust, it’ll shimmer like a real potion.

Ingredients: gin, elderflower liqueur, sparkling water, lemon juice, simple syrup, butterfly pea powder

16. Cerulean Gin Sour

With that vibrant blue, you’re probably thinking this one contains blue curacao.

But it actually gets the color from a mix of spirulina powder and butterfly pea-infused gin.

Specifically, Empress Gin.

I have a whole post dedicated to my love for Empress Gin cocktails. But this might just be my new favorite.

Ingredients: lime juice, blue spirulina powder, clear gin, simple syrup, lemon bitters, Empress Gin

17. Mermaid Cocktail

If you’re looking for a drink that really does look like you dipped it out of the depths of the ocean, the mermaid cocktail is perfect for that.

It’s a relatively light drink, and depending on whether you use lemonade or cream soda as your base, it will be tartly sweet or sweetly tart.

The base will also determine whether your drink is bluer or bluish-green. Either way, it tastes delicious and looks phenomenal.

Ingredients: blue Curacao, cream soda or lemonade, cherries, pineapple

17 Best Blue Cocktails

Course: CocktailsCuisine: American, Tropical
Servings

1

serving
Prep time

5

minutes
Calories

322

kcal

With rum, pineapple, coconut, and Blue Curaçao, the Blue Hawaiian evokes beachy vibes no matter where you are.

Ingredients

  • ice

  • 2 ounces pineapple juice

  • 1 1/2 ounces light rum

  • 1 ounce Blue Curaçao

  • 1 ounce cream of coconut

  • pineapple wedge, for garnish

  • maraschino cherry, for garnish

Instructions

  • Pour pineapple juice, light rum, Blue Curacao, and cream of coconut into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty, about 20-30 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a highball or hurricane glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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