If you have blue curacao and Sprite, you’re more than halfway to a great-tasting cocktail! Most blue curacao drinks with Sprite are simple recipes with just a few ingredients. Even if you aren’t a master cocktail mixer, it’s hard to make a bright blue cocktail look bad!
Check out these cocktails with a little bit of everything from tropical paradise vibes to a patriot look that’s perfect for the 4th, or any time of year.
What is Blue Curacao?
Blue Curacao liqueur is a staple in the world of cocktails. The bright blue liqueur is made using the peel of bitter Lahara oranges. The taste is a sweet citrusy punch, while blue food coloring gives blue curacao its iconic color.
The color doesn’t impact the taste, but the manufacturer found more people bought the liqueur when it was dyed blue! Adding blue curacao to drink recipes is a great way to add a bright citrus flavor and a fun color all at the same time.
- What is Blue Curacao?
- 13 Refreshing Cocktails with Blue Curacao and Sprite
- You Can’t Feel Blue with Blue Curacao and Sprite!
13 Refreshing Cocktails with Blue Curacao and Sprite
1. Fruit Tingle
The Fruit Tingle recipe by Difford’s Guide is just one of the delicious sprite cocktails made better by adding blue curacao. This recipe also calls for vodka and Creme de Framboise, a raspberry liqueur.
The vodka, curacao, and raspberry liqueur are added to a hurricane glass with ice and stirred first. Then, the drink is topped with Sprite for just the right amount of lemon-lime soda tang.
Garnish with maraschino cherries and a fresh pineapple wedge for an even fruitier cocktail!
2. Mermaid Martini
The Mermaid Martini is the perfect combination of a classy martini and a fun blue cocktail! Blue Curacao and vodka are added to a cocktail shaker with ice. Add spiced rum or coconut rum, then start shaking!
Strain into a martini glass and top with Sprite. This Sprite cocktail can be garnished with a Swedish fish gummy for a sweet treat everyone will love!
3. Sex in the Driveway
Don’t let the risque name of this cocktail recipe scare you away – it’s a variation on the classic Sex on the Beach cocktail. It’s easy to make and has a sweet taste that anyone can enjoy.
Begin by adding crushed ice to a highball glass. Then, add blue curacao, peach schnapps, and vodka or white rum. Stir with a spoon before topping the glass with Sprite.
The Sex in the Driveway cocktail combines Sprite and blue curacao to create a wonderfully tropical punch that looks like summer in a cup! Add a lemon wheel to garnish and enjoy.
4. Blue Lagoon
by In Shaker
The Blue Lagoon cocktail recipe is another that doesn’t require a cocktail mixer! That’s always a plus if you’re looking for recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. This cocktail recipe is simple enough to enhance the Blue Curaçao flavor without overpowering it.
First, place ice cubes in a hurricane glass before adding Blue Curaçao and vodka. Top up with Sprite and stir gently with a spoon. Make your drinks even better by placing a fresh pineapple wedge on the rim.
5. Blue Bonkers
This cocktail is so simple it’s impossible to mess up. The recipe requires just three ingredients but crafts a drink so delicious you’ll be requesting seconds in no time!
Mix vodka and blue curacao in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass with ice and top with Sprite. Use fresh mint sprigs for drinks that are brighter with just the right amount of freshness.
6. Blue Rasberry Jolly Rancher Drink
There’s something about a candy-inspired cocktail recipe that brings back the nostalgia of happier times. Ride that wave of nostalgia all night long with the Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher cocktail.
This cocktail recipe requires more ingredients than the others, but the result is well worth it. Gather blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, Sprite, and raspberry vodka. Put everything except the Sprite in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes until combined.
Strain into a glass, top with Sprite, then add a few blue jolly ranchers on a toothpick to garnish. You’ll feel like you’re eating candy with every sip!
7. Snow Cone Drinks
If you’re looking for a festive cocktail recipe to celebrate the 4th, these snow cone drinks are the answer. Add crushed ice to a cocktail glass. Then, fill the glass more than halfway with Sprite.
Gently pour the grenadine, allowing it to sink. Finish it off by adding blue curacao that will sit on top of the grenadine but sink under the Sprite.
You’re left with a multi-layered slushie that’s as patriotic as it is delicious!
8. Something Blue Tardis Martini
You can never go wrong with a good martini. This cocktail recipe steps outside the usual martini box with the addition of pineapple juice, and we couldn’t be happier!
Prepare the blue curacao, vodka, and pineapple juice in a martini shaker with ice. Pour into a martini glass before topping with Sprite.
Amp up this blue martini by adding orange slices to the rim before serving.
9. Swedish Polar Bear Cocktail
This polar bear-inspired cocktail has the classic blue curacao color and a fruity flavor that can be enjoyed in any season.
Blue curacao, raspberry vodka, and edible luster are first mixed in a cocktail shaker with ice. The addition of edible luster doesn’t change the taste, but it will give your cocktail a gorgeous shimmer in the glass.
Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass with ice. Finish it off with a splash of Sprite and lemon juice. No garnish is necessary, but adding blue rock candy on a stick as a cocktail stirrer will make this drink way more fun!
10. Show-Stopping Fishbowl Drink
Nothing says summer fun quite like a fishbowl-sized cocktail with tropical flavors that are begging to be enjoyed poolside. Before you begin, you’ll need a fishbowl for serving.
Pineapple rum, blue curacao, pineapple peach limeade, and pineapple juice are mixed to create the base of this cocktail. You can mix it in a cocktail shaker, but a large mason jar with a lid is easier to manage with this larger-than-life drink.
Once the liquor and juices are combined, pour them into a fishbowl with ice. Fill the rest of the glass with Sprite and throw in a few Swedish fish to garnish. It’s not a fishbowl cocktail without fish!
11. Rum Blue Island
The Rum Blue Island cocktail is a great choice if you’re entertaining and need something that’s quick to prepare but filled with flavor. Coconut rum, white rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice are mixed in a cocktail shaker for a refreshing drink that will have you asking for seconds in no time.
Strain from the cocktail shaker into a glass with ice. Top each glass with half a shot of Sprite for a hint of lemon-lime flavor. Maraschino cherries make an effortless garnish that tastes great!
12. Hard Ocean Water
This three-ingredient cocktail features coconut vodka, blue curacao, and Sprite. The ingredients are simple, but the flavors are bold!
Coconut vodka is the perfect pairing with the orange liqueur taste of blue curacao. The addition of Sprite gives the cocktail a bit of fizz and sweetness that can’t be beaten. Combine everything in a cocktail glass with ice, stir, and start drinking!
Garnish with lemon wheels in the glass.
13. Shark Bite Cocktail
Layered cocktails look impressive and are easier to prepare than most people realize. The shark bite cocktail uses a layered effect to mimic blood in the water after a shark attack!
Grab some gummy shark candies and start mixing.
Begin with coconut rum, blue curacao, and coconut-pineapple juice. Stir in a glass with ice until combined. Next, gently pour the grenadine, allowing it to sink to the bottom of the glass.
Finish with a splash of sprite and shark gummies for a themed garnish.
You Can’t Feel Blue with Blue Curacao and Sprite!
Now that you have some inspiration to start using the bottle of blue curacao on your liquor shelf keep the ball rolling! Keep up with the latest Cocktails Cafe content for more cocktail recommendations, liquor history, and more. From simple DIY recipes to classic bar orders, we’re here to take your cocktail game to the next level!