This Blue Curacao Mojito is so delicious with fresh mint and citrus flavors. It's the absolute perfect Summer cocktail! Just like my Vodka Sunrise recipe, this poolside drink is super easy to make & only takes a few minutes.
A Blue Mojito is a lot like a traditional mojito, except we're adding in Blue Curacao. This adds a subtle orange flavor, which pairs perfectly with the lime and mint in a classic mojito.
I can't think of a better poolside, lake or beach cocktail. The drink itself makes me want to jump into it! If you haven't made mojitos before, don't be intimidated. It's just like any other drink, except you have to muddle the mint, which takes two seconds. Believe me, it's worth it!
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It's a great Summer drink and combines fresh lime and mint leaves
- Mojitos are fun to serve because guests always think you put a ton of work into it, when in reality they are so easy to make
- If you're not crazy on sugary drinks, this is a great recipe where you can control how much sugar gets into your glass
If you love Mojito recipes, don't forget to check out my Mango Mojito recipe too!
What is Blue Curacao?
Blue Curacao is what gives this mojito the blue color. It is an orange liquor, similar to Triple Sec. The liquor is from the island Curacao in the Caribbean and has a blue color added into it. This makes it a great choice for creating really fun Summer cocktails.
Blue Curacao: Brings that brilliant blue color into these mojitos. It also gives them a bit of orange flavor!
White Rum: You want to use a white rum in mojitos to keep a nice clear color. I love this Plantation 3 Stars rum. It's a really good quality, but you can use any brand of white rum.
Simple Syrup: Optional, but I do like to add it for sweetness.
Fresh Lime Juice: A must have in a mojito. It's got to be fresh or you won't get the same taste.
Mint Leaves: Muddled until fragrant and make the most refreshing Summer drink.
Sparkling Mineral Water: To top the cocktails off, tone down the liquor taste and bring in a bubbly texture.
Additional Fresh Lime and Mint: For garnish.
Substitutions and Variations:
Hate sweet drinks? Leave out the simple syrup.
Are you the opposite and love sweet drinks? Double or triple the simple syrup or use a soda like 7up instead of the mineral water.
The Sparkling mineral water can be substituted with Club Soda, or Sparkling water like La Croix.
Want a stronger drink? Double the White Rum.
I don't recommend bottled lime juice in replacement of the fresh lime juice. It just doesn't taste the same in a mojito.
How to Make a Blue Mojito:
Here are the Step by Step Instructions for these Easy Mojitos.
Step 1: Muddle the Mint
Place the mint leaves into a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to muddle the mint by turning the muddler in a half circle motion until fragrant.
Note: You don't want to tear the leaves, just release the oil.
Step 2: Add Ingredients to Shaker
Squeeze in fresh lime juice, and add in simple syrup, white rum and blue Curacao into shaker with ½ cup of ice. Add top of shaker and shake about 10 times to combine.
Step 3: Top with Sparkling Water & Garnish
Prepare two glasses by filling them half way with ice. Divide the mojito from the shaker evenly into each glass. Top the glasses with Sparkling Water and garnish with fresh limes and mint.
Treat yourself and enjoy!
When muddling the mint, you are looking to gently release the oils from the mint. Don't tear the leaves with the muddler.
If you don't have a muddler, you can use a wooden spoon, or a rolling pin. If you want to purchase one, there is an inexpensive shaker kit that comes with a muddler on amazon and I have it linked in the recipe card below.
Have a really hard lime? Roll your hand over it on the counter back and forth before juicing it to help tenderize it.
Serve mojitos in a medium size wine glass, cocktail glass, or even a mason jar is a fun way to drink these!
A blue mojito is really similar to a classic mojito and has a lime and mint like flavor, with a bubbly, crisp feel. The Blue Curacao, which makes the drink blue, brings in just a touch of orange flavor.
Yes. I know Blue Curacao is sometimes thought of as a mixer because of the color it brings to drinks, but it's actually an Orange Liquor, like Triple Sec. Different brands vary on alcohol level, but it's usually between 20-40% alcohol by volume.
The ingredients of a blue mojito are blue curaçao (for the blue color), white rum, fresh limes and mint leaves, and sparkling water or club soda. Simple syrup can be added in for a touch of sweetness, which I prefer.
What to Serve with Blue Mojitos:
I thought you'd never ask! Hosting is one of my favorites, and I would have some Coronas with lime on hand for the non-liquor loving guests.