Nothing says summer like a mojito and this blue mojito recipe takes that summer feeling to a whole other level.
If you love the taste of rum and lime, you will love this ocean blue drink that is sometimes called a Blue Curacao Mojito.
Yes, blue curacao is what gives this drink its beautiful color – it makes you want to dive into a bright blue swimming pool after taking a sip.
The great news is that this is an easy drink to make, like most mojitos. Plus you can jazz it up with some variations if you want.
Read on for all the details plus the printable recipe card at the end.
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Why you’ll love this Blue Mojito Cocktail
This delicious cocktail is packed with everything you love about a classic mojito but with the fantastic addition of a vibrant blue color!
This blue mojito recipe is:
- Tart and refreshing
- Easy to make
What is the blue mojito made of?
First of all, let’s be clear that this blue mojito is a cocktail that contains alcohol (rum and blue curacao).
You can also make a blue mojito mocktail and I will post the recipe for that below.
The alcoholic blue mojito contains the following:
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/4 ounce Blue Curacao (you can also use Triple Sec – see below for details).
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup or sugar
- Mint leaves
- Soda Water
As you can see, the main difference between a “regular” mojito and a Blue mojito is the Blue Curacao.
What is Blue Curacao?
Blue Curacao is a citrus flavored liqueur made with the dried peel of the bitter orange laraha, a citrus fruit, grown on the Dutch island of Curaçao.
Although we often think of Curacao as being blue, you can also get clear and orange colored versions. The blue is simply blue food coloring.
Blue Curacao tastes citrusy as you might expect. It is both tart and sweet.
Is Blue Curacao Non-Alcoholic?
Traditional Blue Curacao does contain alcohol but you can buy non-alcoholic versions that will color your drink without getting you drunk.
The most common non-alcoholic Blue Curacao is the Torani Blue Curacao Syrup.
What Can You Substitute for Blue Curacao?
If you want the alcoholic content but don’t have any Blue Curacao, you can use a citrus liqueur such as Triple Sec and add a few drops of blue food coloring to your drink.
What tools do I need to make a blue mojito?
You really don’t need much in order to make a mojito and this Blue Curacao version is no exception.
You don’t need a cocktail shaker or a strainer which makes a change from most mixed drinks.
The only tool you’ll need to make this cocktail:
If you don’t have a muddler, you can get by with the wrong end of a wooden spoon but a muddler does make things much easier and they are pretty inexpensive.
How To Make The Blue Curacao Mojito
Step 1:Muddle the ingredients
Muddle the mint, lime and simple sugar in a glass using a muddler
Step 2: Add the Alcohol
Add Rum, Blue Curacao and Ice to the glass
Step 3: Top with soda water
You can also try using lemon or lime flavored soda if preferred. In this case cut back on the simple syrup otherwise your drink will be too sweet.
Step 4: Stir and garnish
Add a slice of lime for garnish if desired
Blue Mojito Non-Alcoholic Version
If you want to make a mocktail or nojito version of the Blue Curacao, it is easy.
Here is what you need:
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/4 ounce non-alcoholic Blue Curacao syrup or a few drops of food coloring
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup or sugar
- Mint leaves
- Soda Water or lime/lemon soda (cut out the simple syrup totally if you use the soda).
Variations of the Blue Mojito Recipe
You can try a few different things to mix up your Blue Curacao Mojito:
- Try gin instead of rum as in my Ultimate Gin Mojito Recipe
- Add 1.4 cup of fresh blueberries and muddle them in step one of the directions above
- Add orange juice instead of lime juice
Want More Blue Cocktail recipes?
We have tons of fun blue cocktails for you to try!
Here are a few of our favorites!
This tropical cocktail is perfect for the beach! The blue Curacao turns the classic mojito into ocean colored cocktail that almost looks too good to drink!
- 2 oz White Rum
- 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/4 ounce Blue Curacao
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 10 Mint Leaves
- 1 Can Soda Water
- Muddle the mint, lime and simple sugar in a glass using a muddler
- Add Rum, Blue Curacao and Ice to the glass
- You can also try using lemon or lime flavored soda if preferred. In this case cut back on the simple syrup otherwise your drink will be too sweet.
- Add a slice of lime for garnish if desired
You can substitute the Blue Curacao for Triple Sec with a few drops of blue food coloring.
For an alcohol-free version, use non-alcoholic Blue Curacao.