Just a sip of this light and vibrant cocktail will transport you to tropical islands and far-off places. Blue curacao, rum, and pineapple juice magically combine for the perfect flavor profile even the most novice mixologist can appreciate. 

Regardless if you’re sipping a drink by the pool, in your backyard, or at your favorite beach, these blue curacao drinks will sure to add a more relaxing vibe to your cocktail-sipping chill session.

If you’re in the mood for some experimental but easy blue-colored drinks for that beachy look, you better try this blue curacao cocktail recipe that I will be sharing with you. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing those lovely colors in a cocktail glass.

Blue Whale Cocktail Recipe | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

What is your favorite Friday night cocktail?

I love trying new things and exploring new liqueurs and flavors after a long week. Sadly, I am more prone to order one of these sweet rum-filled creations instead of the hundreds of craft beers that we have access to all of the time.

The benefit is when mixed right, one of these Blue Whale cocktails or other fun drinks is hands down delicious. The downside… when they aren’t mixed well… they are just… let’s be honest, sugary and gross.

Blue Whale Cocktail Recipe | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

This is why we can come home and mix these cocktails on our own, and create a little happy hour magic of our own.

This blue whale recipe is perfect for Friday night porch sitting or chilling around the pool all afternoon. (Obvs, if you’re over 21 – otherwise, just drop some blue food dye in some 7UP for the wee little).

Grab a glass, and let’s escape somewhere until Monday.

bottles of alcohol next to a glass of ice

What You Need

Aside from your three key ingredients, you’ll need a cobbler-style cocktail shaker and ice.  Optional items that can guide you in your drink-slinging quest; a julep strainer, barspoon and jigger. A citrus juicer comes in handy if you are using fresh fruit for your juice.

How to Make A Blue Whale

Hop down for the easy recipe, but really for a blue whale, you mix rum and blue curacao in a shaker over ice with a splash of citrus-based juice. In this case we use pineapple but feel free to get creative. Orange juice would be delicious and a splash of lemon juice or even lime juice, is not out of the question! Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice.

The citrus-based juice and curacao help to balance the sweetness from the rum for that smooth sip.

You can serve them on the rocks or blend with ice for a slushy.

Want to spruce it up? Garnish with a pineapple or lime wedge.

Can I use Tequila or other base spirits?

I always say the sky’s the limit, but if you use tequila that is technically a blue margarita. I’m all for creativity but changing any of the main ingredients really just makes it a different recipe.

Triple sec is an orange flavored liqueur that would be an amazing addition.

Blue Whale Cocktail Recipe | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

Can I store this blue cocktail?

My response to this will almost always be that fresher is better, but if you must, you can of course keep it in the refrigerator for a day, but not any longer. 

Always give it a good shake before you drink it!

For more great cocktail ideas, check these out!

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Blue Whale Cocktail Recipe | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

Blue Whale Cocktail Recipe

Give yourself a tropical get away with this bright and vibrant cocktail. Simple with only three ingredients, but the perfect flavor for summer.
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Author: Kita Roberts
1 minute
Serves: 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz blue curacao
  • 4 oz rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • ice


  • Combine the blue curacao, rum and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake to combine and strain over a chilled glass with ice.
  • Serve with a pineapple wedge and enjoy.



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Serving: 1g | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 6g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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