Are you looking for a refreshing blue cocktail? Our Very Berry Lemon Cocktail features Blue Curacao to give it a beautiful Alaskan sky blue color.
What is Blue Curacoa?
Have you ever wondered what makes a drink blue? Whether it’s a Blue Lagoon, a Blue Passion or any other blue cocktail, it’s probably a Curacoa based beverage.
Curacoa is a colorless liqueur similar to triple sec or other citrus-based liqueurs. The blue color which can sometimes be green comes from food coloring.
Blue Curacao is named after the Island of Curacao that was discovered by the Spanish in 1499. These settlers thought they could plant and harvest Valencia Orange plants from Spain. Long story short, the scorching sun and dry climate made these trees so reviling that even the goats wouldn’t go near them. Decades later, the dried-up peels were gathered and soaked in alcohol. The extract created the Curacao liqueur we know and adore today!
Other Popular Cocktails Using Curacoa
There are several cocktails that use Blue Curacoa as one of their main ingredients. Here are a few popular cocktails using it:
The Blue Lagoon: This is a popular summer cocktail. It is typically garnished with an orange slice to compliment the flavor of Curacao. One variation adds a dash of lime cordial and another a dash of grenadine.
Blue Passion: This infamous blue cocktail is made with Curacao, white rum, lime juice, and sugar syrup.
Cosmopolitan: James Bond is likely to order a cosmopolitan. And, he probably gets the same blue tinge from Curacao.
Berry Lemon Cocktail Recipe
Makes (2) 6-ounce cocktails. Nutritional information at the bottom. This nutritional information includes 5 pieces of bubblegum. However, you are not actually using that many, but as a broad range for calories, I felt this would be a fair estimate.
- Raspberry vodka (3 ounces)
- Blue Curacao (3 ounces)
- Fresh lemon juice (3 ounces)
- 6 ounces of blueberry lemonade Kool-Aid
- Haribo Berry Gummies for garnish
- Cocktail skewers
- Cocktail shaker
How to Make Your Very Berry Lemon Cocktail
This Berry Lemon Cocktail may have quite a few ingredients, but it is super easy to make. Just follow the steps below to enjoy a fresh berry cocktail in minutes!
Step 1: Prepare blueberry lemonade Kool-Aid according to package directions
Steps 2-6: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add raspberry vodka, blue curacao, lemon juice, and blueberry lemonade Kool-Aid. Shake vigorously.
Steps 7: Add ice to an 8-ounce glass.
Next, Step 8: Pour Very Berry Lemon Cocktail over ice.
Step 9: Garnish with a few Haribo Berry Gummies or a lemon slice.
Step 10: Your Berry Cocktail is ready. Drink and Enjoy!
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Other Cocktails You Will Love
If you liked this Very Berry Lemon Cocktail, you will love some of our other cocktails. Check them out, here:
- Cave of Wonder Cocktail
- 20 Red, White, and Blue Drink Ideas
- Gender Reveal Mocktails
- Genie Juice Cocktail
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