Celebrate summer with this blue cocktail perfect for 4th of July, Memorial day, Labor day, and more. This is a great signature drink to add to our summer entertaining ideas.
Serve this blue cocktail as your signature drink for summer theme parties
What’s a theme party without a signature cocktail? It’s one of my favorite ways to carry out the colors of a party! This blue cocktail is just what you need for a 4th of July celebration! I created this drink for my red, white, & blue party which is also befitting a Memorial day party or Labor day party.
This drink gets it’s color from blue curacao liqueur. The recipe is easy to make and the flavor tastes a bit like vanilla. Garnish with a bright red maraschino cherry to makes it just right for the summer holidays.
Not only is this a great signature cocktail for summer holidays, it would look and taste great at a tropical themed party or a nautical theme shower. There’s no flavor that says “tropical” more than coconut, and this recipe includes coconut rum.
You can adjust the intensify of the blue color by adding more rum or ginger ale. And if you want it even bluer you can always add a drop of food coloring.
What party food to serve with this drink
I think you always need something savory to pair with cocktails. Especially if this is prepared for a happy hour gathering, or pre-dinner. Here are some tasty appetizers that would go great with this recipe.
- These jerk seasoned chicken skewers are great for an Island vibe or tropical theme.
- Marinated shrimp cocktail is a terrific summer party food.
- These black bean & chorizo flatbread pizza bites are a great savory compliment to this cocktail.
- Delicious sausage empanadas are little pockets of heaven.
What is blue curacao
In case you’re unfamiliar with this liqueur, it’s made from the citrus peel of a fruit grown on the island of Curacao. It can easily be a substitute for Triple Sec in recipes when you want to add the blue tint to your drinks. You can read more about Blue Curacao here and watch the video to see how it’s pronounced. Hint: ku-ra-sow!
- 2 oz. blue curacao
- 1/2 oz. coconut rum
- 3 oz. ginger ale
- Combine ingredients and serve over ice.
- Garnish with maraschino cherry or sliced star fruit.