Envy Cocktail

Envy Cocktail

The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
205 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 41mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The envy cocktail is a stunning blue-green tequila drink that has a wonderful tropical flavor. It's an ideal recipe for any outdoor summer party and incredibly easy to mix up.

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 tropical fruit flavor.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Envy Cocktail ingredients

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  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, pour tequila, blue curaçao, and pineapple juice.

    cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, pour tequila, blue curaçao, and pineapple juice

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  3. Shake well.

    shake the cocktail shaker

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  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass over fresh ice, if you like.

    Strain cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass over fresh ice

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  5. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

    Envy Cocktail garnished with a maraschino cherry

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  • 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 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.

How Strong Is an Envy Cocktail?

The envy cocktail is a beautiful and tasty drink but it packs a big punch. It should mix up to an alcohol content around 26 percent ABV (52 proof), making it as strong as the average shaken margarita.