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Blissfully Blue Cocktail Drink

Blissfully Blue Cocktail Drink

Blissfully Blue Cocktail Drink

by | Apr 1, 2018

The color blue is said to evoke feelings of peacefulness and tranquility. I agree with that. Whether I am diving into the crystal blue waters of a swimming pool, looking up at the beautiful Carolina blue skies or floating around the turquoise coastal waters of Brunswick County, shades of blue make me feel calm, quiet, reflective and strong. What better way to bring those feelings home on a hot summery day than with a fruity blue cocktail.

Blue Curaçao is the most commonly used liqueur for a blue cocktail, but what makes this liqueur so blue? Truthfully, it’s just artificial coloring, which doesn’t do anything for the taste. For all we care, this might as well have been left in its true form and been called Clear Curaçao — no one would taste the difference. For the record, it can also be found colored in orange or green in various regions.

So, what is Blue Curaçao? The essence of this liqueur is the lahara fruit, famous for being incredibly bitter. A plant similar to an orange, the laraha is developed from the sweet Valencia orange and is grown on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. No one really eats the fruit, but it is incredibly useful in creating this distinctive liqueur. Blue Curaçao is made with the dried lahara peel and has an orange flavor.

Sip on some relaxation with this blue concoction of refreshing tropical flavors. If you are feeling extra relaxed, add an umbrella and escape to a vacation all your own.

Print Recipe
Blissfully Blue
Pour yourself the feeling of the tropics with this orange-flavored, Caribbean-hued cocktail.
  1. Combine the first six ingredients in a large pitcher or beverage dispenser and stir well. Pour into a glass of ice and garnish with fruit pieces.

About The Author

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I always dreamed of living on the coast. After earning my degree in Marketing/Branding I moved to Wilmington and the life my spouse and I have created for ourselves is a blessing beyond words. Together we enjoy kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth. At home, I love to cook and write recipes, play with our dogs, and take on DIY home improvement endeavors. Being a part of the Carolina Marketing Company team has shown me that you really can enjoy your job. I am truly grateful to have a career I love in the city I aspired to be in. Life is grand!

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