20 Beautiful Blue Cocktails That Will Mesmerize

Irresistibly Fruity and Colorful Mixed Drinks

Jellyfish Cocktail

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It's hard to resist the appeal of a blue cocktail. They're dazzling to the eye, and the recipes are often filled with delicious fruity flavors, so they're fun to drink too.

To create blue drinks, your home bar stock will need to include liqueurs like blue curaçao and Hpnotiq, or UV Blue Vodka. With those spirits, you'll be able to mix up frozen cocktails, beautiful martinis, or funky drinks any time you're in a blue mood.

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    Blue Margarita

    Blue Margarita

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    Blue curaçao has long been the go-to blue liquor for mixed drinks. Regularly stocked in bars for this purpose, the orange liqueur is as sweet as it is blue. By using it as a substitute for triple sec or Cointreau, you can transform cocktails like the margarita into a stunning blue drink without a notable change in flavor. That simple switch is the secret to this blue margarita recipe.

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    Blue Hawaiian

    Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

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    Yellow and blue make green, so you often get an aqua-hued cocktail when blue curaçao meets pineapple juice in drinks like the blue Hawaiian. The color is captivating and draws you into the tropical drink. With rum and cream of coconut, it tastes similar to a piña colada, just in a more attention-grabbing color.

    Buy Good Blue Curaçao

    Blue curaçao can be seen as a novelty liqueur because its color is the biggest draw. While you can easily find cheap versions amongst the liqueurs, they're often too sweet and syrupy. For better drinks, spend a little more money on a higher-quality brand like Senior or Bols. Also, you may spot blue curaçao among drink mixers at the liquor store; these are nonalcoholic syrups rather than liqueurs. Shop carefully and read labels.

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    Chi-Chi Frozen Cocktail - Blue Vodka Cocktail
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    A fun name, a beautiful color, and tropical flair...the chi-chi has it all! This delicious frozen cocktail is a great one to blend up on a hot summer day. It also combines blue curaçao, cream of coconut, and fresh pineapple, but calls for a shot of vodka and tosses some ice cream into the mix for extra fun.

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    Sapphire Martini

    Sapphire Martini

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    One simple addition turns your dry gin martini into a slightly fruity, blue delight. That trusty bottle of blue curaçao is the key ingredient in the sapphire martini, and just a couple of dashes do the trick. There's no shaking or stirring, either! The drink is built directly in the glass, but you'll want to make sure your gin is ice-cold first.

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    Daphne Martini

    Daphne Martini Cocktail

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    Your favorite gin and pear vodka are combined in this lovely blue martini. The Daphne martini also uses dry vermouth, and the color comes from blue curaçao. The balance of dry, sweet, and fruity makes it appealing to a variety of tastes, and it's fun to toss a few blueberries in as a garnish.

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    Halloween Hpnotist

    Halloween Hypnotist Cocktail

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    Hpnotiq is the other popular liqueur used to create blue drinks. It has a light tropical fruit flavor and is showcased in the simple Halloween Hpnotist. The martini pairs the liqueur with vodka and just a splash of lemon for a delightful flavor. Adding the glowstick "garnish" illuminates the glass for a stunning presentation.

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    The Something Blue

    Something Blue Sparkling Wine Cocktail

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    Perfect for weddings and bridal showers, the something blue is an enchanting drink. To make it, you'll simply pour Hpnotiq with white wine, then fill the glass with ginger ale. Sparkling, blue, and easy, it's everything you need to impress guests with minimal effort.

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    Sapphire Alpine

    Sapphire Alpine Blue Martini

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    Things get a little peachy in the Sapphire alpine. Featuring a nice gin, the recipe includes blue curaçao and peach schnapps. Better yet, the three ingredients are poured in equal amounts, so you'll never forget how to make it.

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    Blue Bayou

    Blue Bayou Frozen Cocktail
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    In the blue bayou, grapefruit juice is paired with that popular combination of blue curaçao and pineapple. The trio creates a fantastic fruity flavor that comes to life in the blender. It's a blue margarita for vodka drinkers and perfect for a summer day.

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    Electric Iced Tea

    Electric Iced Tea
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    It's easy to transform your Long Island iced tea into an invigorating blue drink. This version swaps two ingredients out of the famous highball: blue curaçao replaces triple sec, and lemon-lime soda takes over for the cola. The electric iced tea is refreshing and packed with booze, and can easily become a new favorite.

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    Jellyfish Cocktail

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    When you really want to play around with cocktail ingredients, mix up a jellyfish. You'll layer vodka, blue curaçao, and sambuca for this recipe, then finish it with a float of cream. Give it a gentle stir and enjoy the cool effect of the white and blue swirls in your glass. It tastes pretty good too!

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    Deep Blue Sea Martini

    Deep Blue Sea Martini

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    When the mood strikes for a fruity vodka martini, try this recipe. In the deep blue sea martini, you'll combine vodka with sour mix, pineapple juice, and blue curaçao. It's a fun combination and a great way to showcase your favorite top-shelf vodka.

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    Envy Cocktail

    Envy Cocktail

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    Tequila is the star of the show in the envy cocktail, so pick up a new bottle and mix it up. A good silver tequila is a fantastic foundation for the blue curaçao and pineapple juice drink. It's easy and one you'll want to share with friends.

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    UV Liberty

    UV Liberty Cocktail With UV Blue Vodka

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    It's impossible to forget about UV Blue Vodka. With its brilliant blue color and raspberry flavor, it can create some exciting cocktails. While the UV lemonade is the best-known drink, this UV liberty recipe is similar and just as much fun. It's a fruity ice cream float made with the blue vodka, raspberry sherbet, and lemon-lime soda.

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    Chocolate Raspberry Martini

    Chocolate Raspberry Martini

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    While you have a bottle of UV Blue, mix up a delicious chocolate raspberry martini. Featuring crème de cacao, triple sec, and lime juice, it has the flavor of a citrus-kissed berry with a hint of chocolate. The martini is also a fantastic choice for dessert.

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    Blue Lagoon Margarita

    Blue Lagoon Margaritas
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    Shake up a blue lagoon margarita at your next party, and you're sure to get a few compliments. This simple tequila cocktail teams blue curaçao up with pineapple and lime juices. The last touch is citrus soda, which gives it fabulous sparkle.

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    Frostbite Cocktail With Tequila

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    Chocolate, cream, and tequila—what more could you want? The frostbite is also a lovely pale blue color, so it's a cocktail that is appealing on many fronts. Whether served straight or on the rocks, it's a great drink either way.

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    Lagoon Punch

    Blue Lagoon Punch

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    Treat your guests to the sweet taste of lychee with the lagoon punch. Ideal for a small party, it requires just three ingredients: lychee liqueur, blue curaçao, and club soda. The alluring flavor is deceptive for its simplicity, which is why it's a favorite crowd-pleasing punch for busy hosts.

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    Mad Eye Martini

    Mad eye martini recipe

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    Lychee is a fantastic pairing for Hpnotiq as well. In the mad-eye martini, lychee juice and the fruity blue liqueur are set against a vodka base. For non-thematic affairs, adorn it with a lemon twist, but it's the creepy eyeball garnish that makes it perfect for a Halloween party.

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    Superman Shot

    Layered Superman Shot

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    Blue liquors are used to make a variety of colorful layered shots, too. While blue curaçao is thick and often found between other spirits, UV Blue is light enough to float on top of the drink. The Superman shot is a brilliant example that puts the vodka to good use on top of cherry and banana liqueur layers. It tastes as good as it looks, and it's sure to go down easily.