Blue Lagoon Cocktail
Blue Lagoon Cocktail: The Blue Lagoon is half sweet, half sour and 100% refreshing. EASY with only 3 ingredients, and no blender/shaker required.
If you want an absolutely perfect drink for summer, look no further! The visually appealing blue lagoon cocktail is an easy and delicious beverage to make. In fact, it requires only three ingredients and a garnish.
Also, its blue color makes it perfect for summer BBQs for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.
What is a Blue Lagoon Cocktail?
This blue lagoon drink recipe is a simple combination of
- Blue Curacao Liqueur: This citrus liquor is found in the cordial section of the liquor store.
- Lemonade: Feel free to use homemade, store bought here.
How Do You Make a Blue Lagoon Cocktail at Home?
In order to make a Blue Lagoon Cocktail drink at home, you will need the vodka, blue curacao liqueur, ice, and a cherry. Simply put some ice in a glass, pour about one ounce each of vodka and curacao into the glass, and fill the rest of the glass with lemonade. You can use as much or as little lemonade as you’d like. Top with a cherry and you’re done!
To easily measure your liquors use a shot glass . One ounce=one shot. Easy peasy!
Blue Lagoon Cocktail Ingredients
This blue lagoon recipe calls for only three ingredients: Vodka, Blue Curacao, and Lemonade, but you can certainly alter the ingredients to make it your own. You can always choose your favorite flavored vodka to make it extra special. I think it would be wonderful with Blueberry, Pineapple, or Orange! Next, your lemonade can be a mix or homemade. In addition, if you aren’t a fan of plain lemonade, you can substitute fresh lemon juice for a crisper taste. I bet limeade would also be a wonderful twist. Finally, I’m also a big fan of adding lemon lime sodas like Sprite to make my cocktails bubbly. You can get the same effect by making your lemonade with seltzer. #Summerhack
What is Blue Curacao?
The real star of this recipe is the blue curacao, which gives the drink a visually stunning electric blue color. Blue curacao is a liqueur flavored with dried Laraha (citrus fruit) peel, which is found on the island of Curacao. The Laraha is a bitter orange used mostly for the aromatic peels, as the flesh is bitter and unpalatable. The blue color, typically a food dye makes no difference to the taste; but it did, make the liqueur famous. You could have a clear curacao and the taste would be the same!
Blue Lagoon Non Alcoholic Cocktail
You can absolutely make this drink non-alcoholic, but it requires a few more ingredients. As mocktails (non-alcoholic mixed drinks) have increased in popularity, bartenders have rose to the challenge of creating fancy, tasty, and refreshing alternatives to alcoholic beverages. To create a non-alcoholic blue lagoon cocktail, simply mix together simple syrup, lemon juice, and curacao syrup. If you can’t find curacao syrup: blue Gatorade may do the trick. Then, add club soda and stir. Finally, add some ice, and garnish with lemon slices or a cherry.
Blue Lagoon Cocktail History/Story
According to the Difford’s Guide, the Blue Lagoon Cocktail was created by Andy MacElhone, son of Harry MacElhone, who is also credited with the creation of the White Lady, Monkey Gland, and Side-car. Maybe someday they’ll be a cookie dough cake batter cocktail invented by me?! The blue lagoon drink was first made at Harry’s New York Bar called Paris, France, in 1972. Confusing right?! Stay with me here. However, others believe the birth of the cocktail was in the 1960s, when blue curacao liqueur was released at a European market by BOLS, one of the (if not the) oldest distillery brands in the world.
Can You Make Blue Lagoon Punch or Serve It In a Pitcher?
I like the way you think! 😉 If you have a large party, you can certainly make a punch out of the Blue Lagoon Cocktail. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled. For a large party, a bottle of each liquor will serve about 20 people. Adding a few extra ingredients like coconut rum, pineapple juice, and lemon-lime soda will really make it special! If you really want to get creative, you can add garnishes of lemon wheels or edible flowers for a tropical feel. Prefer non alcoholic blue punch? This rubber ducky punch is always a show stopper.
- Fill a glass with ice. Pour in vodka and blue curacao.
- Fill with lemonade.
- Garnish with a cherry if desired.
Recipe adapted via Liquor.com.
Summer drinks from blogs I love:
Homemade Margaritas via Averie Cooks
Key Lime Martini via Small Town Woman
Strawberry Margaritas via Spend with Pennies
Strawberry Mojito via Vanilla and Bean
What do you think of this Blue Lagoon Cocktail? What is your favorite summer drink?