A simple twist on the classic, this easy Blue Margarita recipe is a breeze to craft. 10 minutes is all you need to make the drink. Pour the tequila, Blue Curaçao, lime juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds then pour everything into a salt-rimmed glass (more on that below). Garnish with a lime wedge or an orange slice and cherry. Serve and enjoy!
The tequila blue margarita is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the best of both worlds. It’s part of the larger margarita family, but it’s also a bit different from other margaritas.
Whether you’re looking for a refreshing drink or just want to try something new, the tequila blue margarita is a great choice. Made with Curaçao liqueur, this drink comes in a wide range of flavors and colors. The best part? There’s no wrong way to make it!
Even if you’re not on vacation, this vibrant Blue Margarita will make you feel like you are. The secret: Instead of using regular Triple Sec like you would when crafting a Classic Margarita, use Blue Curaçao! The result is a colorful delight sure to evoke thoughts of a tropical vacation with beautiful blue oceans and blue skies.
A classic cocktail made more fun, this easy Blue Margarita recipe includes Blue Curaçao, tequila and lime juice. Simply stir the ingredients in a glass or shake in a shaker with ice for a refreshingly chilled cocktail.
Ingredients of the Blue Margarita Recipe:
Crafting this gorgeous Blue Margaritas cocktails is a breeze. You’ll only need three simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time to make it.
These are the Blue Margarita ingredients:
- 1 ½ ounce Tequila, 100% agave
- 1 ounce blue curaçao liqueur
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- Optional: Coarse salt for the rim plus lime wedges, or orange slice and cherry for garnish
How to Make a Blue Margarita Mix
These Blue Margarita cocktails are easy to make and will be a big hit with your guests at any of your meetings. Ten minutes is all it will take you!
Here’s how to make this cocktails Blue Margaritas:
- Gather the ingredients
- If you like, rim a chilled Margarita glass with salt
- Pour the tequila, lime juice, and salt into an ice-filled cocktail shaker
- If you prefer your cocktails a little sweeter, you can add simple syrup/agave syrup to your liking
- Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds and pour into the prepared glass
- Garnish with a lime wedge, orange slice, and/or cherry or whichever garnish you desire
- Serve and enjoy.
How to Rim Your Blue Margarita Glass
Whether you like your glass rim salty, sweet or spicy, here is an easy way to rim your Blue Margarita glasses:
- Pour your preferred Margarita salt into a small bowl or plate
- Cut a notch on a lime wedge and run it around the rim
- Dip the glass in the salt, gently twisting to only coat the outside
- Shake off any excess and enjoy your handiwork!
If you’re not sure what salt to use, here are some ideas:
- Coarse salt: has an intense flavor that compliments the sweetness of the Margarita.
- Kosher salt: milder flavor and large granules.
- Himalayan pink salt: adds a lovely pink color to your rim and a very light flavor.
- Fleur de sel: a more expensive salt with a bold flavor.
Tip: If you’re unsure about the rim or it’s your first time, coat only half of the glass rim.
Interesting Facts About Blue Curaçao
Blue Curaçao is what gives this drink its stunning blue hue and the appearance of summer in a glass! Here’s more about this colorful liqueur:
- What is Blue Curaçao: Blue Curaçao (pronounced ‘cure-a-sow‘) is a Caribbean liqueur produced on the island of Curaçao. It’s created from the dried bitter peel of the Laraha fruit, a Curaçao-native citrus fruit.
- The story behind the pretty blue hue: Blue Curaçao is blue because its makers decided to color it at some point throughout its history. The artificial color, however, doesn’t affect the flavor.
- Curaçao vs Triple Sec: Curaçao is often sweeter than Triple Sec- a dryer form of orange liqueur typically used in margaritas. Curaçao is also available in a wide range of colors, including blue. Triple sec, on the other hand, is traditionally clear.
- How does Blue Curaçao taste? It tastes like sweet orange peel with a faint bitter tang.
- How much is it? Blue Curaçao is moderately priced, starting at around $10 for a 750 ml bottle. Avoid blue Curaçao syrup, which is a whole different product altogether.
- Does it go stale? If well stored in a cool, dark place, Curaçao can last for months or even years.
- What kind of other drinks can you make with it? Blue Hawaii, Blue Lagoon, and Blue Long Island are all excellent choices. You can even use lemonade instead of tequila to make a sweet and colorful mocktail.
What´s the Best Tequila for Blue Margaritas?
Blanco, Reposado or Añejo? Which one is betterto prepare one of these beauties? Here’s the difference:
- Blanco, also known as silver tequila, is the standard for most Margarita recipes. It’s a clean, unaged spirit that emphasizes the purest expression of distilled agave.
- Tequila Reposado is matured in oak barrels for 2-12 months. It has a smooth flavor with hints of oak, vanilla, and caramel—a character that complements the bittersweet taste of blue curaçao well. We recommend Reposado in this Blue Margarita recipe.
- Tequila Añejo is matured in oak barrels for 1 to 4 years. It has a deeper flavor, with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. When consumed straight or on the rocks, Añejo shines, allowing you to taste the intricacies of its flavor.
If you want to know more about tequila, we recommend that you read our article Mezcal vs Tequila.
Other Versions of The Blue Margarita Cocktail
The Blue Margarita’s appearance can be dramatically influenced by how it is served. Here are different ways you can serve this cocktail Blue Margarita (or any Margarita):
- On the rocks: Serve Blue Margarita on the rocks in your favorite lowball glass.
- As an ‘up’ drink: Serve without ice into a chilled glass.
- Frozen: Blend everything in a blender with about 1 cup of ice until smooth.
Enjoy Your Blue Margarita Drink With Altos
Whether you’re a fan of tequila shots or want to craft the best Blue Margarita recipe, Olmeca Altos Reposado tequila is for you. In contrast to the cooked agave flavor, this slightly aged tequila has cinnamon and vanilla overtones that blend beautifully with blue curaçao’s citrus flavor in this Blue Margarita recipe.