The mere name of the Blue Lagoon Cocktail brings forth visions of calm blue shimmery seas – or the controversial 1980's movie starring Brooke Shields – but let's stick with the cocktail. The Blue Lagoon is one of Karlynn's new favourites – although it doesn't take much for her to have a new favourite, that's pretty much every time I make a new cocktail.
How to Make a Blue Lagoon Cocktail
First off, you can most likely guess that you have to use Curacao to get that dreamy blue color. The three ingredients for a Blue Lagoon cocktail are:
- Blue Curacao
What's the Difference Between a Blue Lagoon and the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail?
The main difference is that the Blue Lagoon is vodka based and the Blue Hawaiian is rum based. While both use blue curacao, the taste is completely different.
Now, you are going to see a lot of cocktail photos taken in front of our tabletop fire pit over this summer. We had plus 22 °C weather yesterday and Karlynn got a bee in her proverbial bonnet. She had to have EVERYTHING up, and instantly. I have to admit, once the outdoor furniture was uncovered, cleaned, put into place and the sun shelter had all of it's netting and privacy shades up, it was glorious to sit outside in the first real nice weather of the year. And sitting outside meant new cocktails for us to enjoy after all that hard work.
Does Curacao have alcohol in it?
This is a really commonly asked question and yes, curacao has alcohol in it. I know that a lot of people look for something that gives that bright blue color to the blue lagoon cocktail and the Fee Brothers Blue Curacao Cordial Syrup (USA readers only) or Amoretti Blue Curacao Syrup (Canadian Readers only) is what you need! We have ordered some ourselves so that we can make some fun blue summer drinks for the kids.
Click here to read our in-depth post about Blue Curacao.
Are you looking for more vodka cocktail recipes? Try these:
- The Vodka Melon Ball Recipe
- Classic Moscow Mule Recipe
- Sex on the Beach Cocktail
- Greyhound Cocktail Recipe
- How to Make a Sea Breeze Cocktail
- Raspberry Cordial Vodka Martini
Hope you like it! Safe drinking!
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The Blue Lagoon Cocktail Drink
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- 1 person
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce curacao
- 4 ounces lemonade
- crushed ice
- Add the vodka and curacao to a shaker with ice. Shake until the shaker is cold to the touch.
- Place the crushed ice in the glass. Pour the mixture over the ice.
- Top with the lemonade.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.