There are many things to love about the envy cocktail. Not only is its color captivating, but it requires just three ingredients, all of which are very common in the bar. Using your favorite tequila as the base, you'll pour blue curaçao, which gives the drink its signature color and a hint of orange flavor. Then, a little pineapple juice is tossed into the shaker to give it that brilliant spark of flavor from the tropics.
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, pour the tequila, blue curaçao, and pineapple juice.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Serve and enjoy!
- Your best choice is a tequila you don't mind drinking straight, rather than the cheapest bottle on the shelf. There's not much in this cocktail to hide any impurities in the spirit.
- For the blue curaçao, a fabulous choice is Bols Blue. The liqueur company was responsible for creating the blue version of the orange liqueur, which is initially clear in color. Another good option is Genuine Curacao Liqueur by Senior. Try to steer clear of really cheap options because they can be very syrup like. In fact, some blue curaçao has no alcohol but is a genuine drink syrup (most liquor stores keep these in the mixer section).
- Fresh pineapple juice will give you the best flavor. It's an easy fruit to juice, either with an electric juicer or by muddling a few chunks of pineapple then straining off the juice. It doesn't take much to get 1/2 ounce.
- If you are using fresh pineapple, you can also use a slice of pineapple as a garnish.
If you are ordering an envy cocktail at a bar, rather than mixing it at home, you may not get what you expected. It's a less-common request and you may have to specify the ingredients. There are recipes for envy cocktails that use melon liqueur, for example, to get a green color. Or, there are other envy cocktails that are neither green nor blue.