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Blue Margarita

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Posted: 02/15/24

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One margarita, two margarita, red margarita, BLUE MARGARITA! The addition of blue curacao gives a twist on a classic margarita with its citrusy orange flavor and of course, bright blue hue. This cocktail is tart, refreshing, and super easy to make.

two glasses of blue margarita with salted rims, ice, and fresh lime wedge

This may just become your favorite margarita to date. Its invigorating flavor and ocean-tinted color really make it stand out, requiring only four ingredients and a cocktail shaker.

Blue Margarita Ingredients

Just a few simple ingredients are needed for these yummy blue margaritas. For the measurements of each ingredient, see the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  • Blue Curacao: A bittersweet orange-flavored bright blue liqueur that is also used in this tropical Blue Lagoon Cocktail. It gives the margarita its color and adds to the flavor profile.
  • Tequila: When buying tequila for any cocktail, make sure that it is 100% agave. This ensures that it is pure tequila and doesn’t have any extra additives and fillers that affect the flavor.
  • Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed is always preferred for cocktails.
  • Simple syrup: Perfectly balances the tartness of the other ingredients. Make your own Simple Syrup with just two ingredients. It tastes so much better than the store-bought stuff!

How to Make Simple Syrup

An essential for any bar, simple syrup is easy to make and is a great staple to keep on hand. Made with just two ingredients, this really is the best simple syrup recipe!
Learn the simple syrup ratio and how to make it at home!
two glasses of blue margarita with salted rim and lime wedge garnish

How to Make a Blue Curacao Margarita

These blue margaritas come together in just a few simple steps, as outlined here. For the full recipe and ingredient measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Prepare your glass. Rim your glass with salt by rubbing a slice of lime around the rim and then dipping the glass in a plate or shallow bowl of salt. Set aside.
  2. Combine ingredients. Add blue curacao, tequila, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake well. Shake vigorously until well mixed and the outside of the shaker is very cold.
  4. Strain and garnish. Strain the drink into your glass with ice.
man pouring blue margarita from a shaker into a glass with ice, salted rim and fresh lime wedges

How to Serve

Like most margaritas, salt on the rim of the glass really complements the flavor of the margarita. You can serve blue margaritas over ice in margarita glasses or any glass tumbler. Garnish with a lime wedge for serving. To prepare the rim of your glass:

  • Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass.
  • Dip the rim of your glass into a shallow bowl or plate of salt.
two glasses of blue margarita with salted rim, ice, and fresh lime wedges

Other Tasty Blue Curacao Cocktails

If you like the color and flavor of blue curacao, try these other tropical oasis cocktails!

If you shake up these blue margaritas, leave a comment and let us know what you think of them. We love hearing from you!

two glasses of blue margarita with ice, salted rim, and fresh lime wedge
5 from 5 votes

Blue Margarita

Serves: 1 cocktail
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 4 minutes
Total: 4 minutes
The Blue Margarita is tart, refreshing, and super easy to make. It has an invigorating flavor, ocean-tinted color, and only four ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 ounce blue curaçao
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

Instructions

  • Pour ice, blue curaçao, tequila, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a shaker.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Salt the rim of your glass with lime juice and salt.
  • Strain the drink into your glass.
  • Garnish and enjoy.
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
two glasses of blue margarita with ice, salted rim, and fresh lime wedge

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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  1. Hannah says

    What would be the measurements of each ingredient to make a pitcher full of this?

    • Nathan Longley says

      To make 8 servings (about a 32 oz pitcher)
      6 oz blue curaçao (3/4 cup)
      12 oz tequila (1 1/2 cups)
      8 oz lemon juice (1 cup)
      4 oz simple syrup (1/2 cup)

      To make 12 servings (about a 48 oz pitcher)
      9 oz blue curaçao (1 1/8 cups)
      18 oz tequila (2 1/4 cups)
      12 oz lemon juice (1 1/2 cups)
      6 oz simple syrup (3/4 cup)

      Enjoy!

  2. Cheryl says

    5 stars
    My favorite!

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