Top 10 Blue Tequila Cocktail Recipes

Here are the top blue tequila cocktails every home bartender should make!

From the Blue Lagoon Margarita to the Tequila Moonrise–if you close your eyes while drinking these blue tequila drinks, you’ll think you’re at the beach.

::Adds blanco tequila to my shopping list::

Blue Tequila Cocktails

Blue Tequila Cocktails

The most popular blue tequila drink is by far the Blue Margarita–with so many tasty blue tequila cocktails to try, let’s start mixing!

1. Electric Blue Margarita

This electrifying cocktail combines tequila, blue curaçao, and lime juice for a tangy and refreshing taste that’s as mesmerizing as its bright blue color. It’s like sipping on a zesty blue wave at the beach while catching some serious summer vibes.

2. Blue Lagoon Margarita

Get ready to be transported to the tropics! All you need is tequila, blue curaçao, and a splash of pineapple juice. I make this stunning blue margarita when I want a pop of color at my cocktail party. The ingredients combine to create a beautiful aquamarine color.

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3. Blue Margarita

This famously sweet, sour and salty drink is my all-time favorite blue tequila cocktail.

Blue Margarita is a classic margarita, but add a pop of brilliant blue curaçao to the mix. The result? A visually stunning and citrusy concoction that’s like a fiesta in a glass, bringing the party with every sip.

4. Tequila Moonrise

Teal-quila Moonrise. This long, ombré blue tequila cocktail is as delicious as it is stunning.

I love garnishing blue tequila cocktails with blueberries in the summer–to keep with the blue theme–but use any fruit you like.

5. Blue Long Island Iced Tea

I want to be where these teas are. Blue Long Island Iced Tea is a lighter, fruitier version swapping blue Curaçao in for triple sec for a pop of color. This blue tequila cocktail has a brilliant ocean-tinted hue.

6. Blue Tequila Sunrise

A playful take on the classic Tequila Sunrise, this cocktail features tequila, blue curaçao, and orange juice, creating a mesmerizing blue-to-orange gradient that’s as mesmerizing as a tropical sunset in a glass.

7. Blue Agave Sour

Get tropical with this twist on a sour cocktail is made with tequila, blue Curacao, pineapple syrup, lime, and frothy egg whites.

I love it, and I think you will too!

8. Shark Attack Margarita

This visually striking cocktail combines tequila, blue curaçao, grenadine, and cointreau orange liqueur that’s as fierce and enticing as a shark in the deep blue sea. It’s a sip-worthy adventure for the bold.

9. Frozen Blueberry Lime Margarita

I’ll be crushing on these margs all summer long. Bursting with the sweetness of blueberries and the zing of tequila and blue curaçao, this cocktail is a tantalizing treat for the senses, offering a delightful balance of fruity and boozy flavors in a mesmerizing shade of blue.

10. Baby Blue Raspberry Margarita

This fun and fruity cocktail combines tequila, blue raspberry syrup, pineapple juice, and lime for a sweet and tangy flavor with a vibrant blue color. It’s like sipping on a refreshing blue raspberry slushy with a kick of tequila.

I use cream of coconut to add a bit of creaminess to this cocktail. 

11. Blue Coconut Curacao Lime Margarita

If you love margaritas as much as I do, try this tasty tropical cocktail with a striking blue appearance. It’s like a mini vacation in a glass, perfect for sipping by the pool or on the beach!

Blue Tequila Cocktail Variations

  • Double up: Add more fruit and soda, then serve in a taller glass over ice. Your blue tequila cocktails will last longer.
  • Blended margaritas: Simply combine all the ingredients, except the soda, in a blender with 1 cup of ice (about 5 cubes). Blend until smooth and pour into a tall glass, finishing up with a splash of soda.
  • Add coconut: Pour a bit of cream of coconut, or 1/2 ounce of coconut rum.
  • Rim the glass: Use sugar or salt. Blue-colored sugar is a fun too!

No blue curaçao? Pour orange liqueur instead. Though it won’t produce the blue color, the drink will taste the same.

How To Make Your Tequila Cocktail Blue

Want to make your tequila cocktail amazing with a blue hue? Here are some of my recommendations: 

  • Blue Curacao: This blue-hued liqueur is flavored with the dried peel of the bitter orange laraha, grown on the island of Curaçao.
  • Berries: Muddle blueberries and blackberries for a natural violet hue. Remember to use a strainer. 
  • DaVinci Gourmet Blue Raspberry Syrup: This syrup is non-alcoholic. It’s also delicious in mocktails. 
  • Butterfly Pea Blossom: Steep dried butterfly pea blossom in hot water for a vibrant color.

Blue Tequila Cocktail FAQs

Do blue tequila cocktails require premium ingredients?

Yes, I recommend using the best ingredients you can afford. I prefer to make blue tequila cocktails with at least mid-level ingredients. If I don’t have the budget, use the best tequila and you can afford.

Why is curaçao blue?

Blue curaçao contain artificial blue color that does not affect its taste. Curaçao also comes in colors like green, orange, and red.

What does blue curaçao taste like? 

Blue curaçao has an orange peel flavor, with slightly bitter finish.

What is blue curaçao syrup?

Monin and Finest Call are two blue curaçao syrup brands. They are blue-colored, orange-flavored syrups–and non-alcoholic. They’re great for blue mocktails.

Is blue curaçao liqueur the same as triple sec?

No. curaçaos typically have added herbs and spices, while triple sec is purely orange flavored.

Does blue curaçao go bad?

Yes, but if stored properly it will last months or years. Store blue curaçao in a cool, dark place. Liqueurs have a high sugar content and degrade more quickly. Blue curaçao non-alcoholic syrup has shorter shelf life than the liqueur.

How much does blue curaçao cost? 

blue curaçao costs about $10-$30+ per bottle. I like Giffard or Drillaud.

How do I pronounce curaçao?

It’s pronounced “coo-ra-souw

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