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How To Make A Blue Lagoon Cocktail: Recipe And Pro Tips

If you’re looking for an eye-catching, tropical cocktail, then you can’t really go wrong with a Blue Lagoon. A Blue Lagoon cocktail is an eye-catching drink made with vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade, and garnished with a lemon twist. Here’s how to make a Blue Lagoon Cocktail:

Blue Lagoon Cocktail Recipe

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Recipe by Craig Comer Difficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes

A Blue Lagoon cocktail is made with vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade, and is garnished with a lemon twist.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Vodka

  • 1 oz Blue Curacao

  • Lemonade (to top up)

Directions

  • Fill a large glass with ice.
  • Pour the vodka and blue curacao over the ice.
  • Top up with lemonade, but leave a little space at the top for the garnish.
  • Stir gently with a bar spoon.
  • Twist a piece of lemon peel over the drink to release its oils, then drop it into the glass.
  • Serve.

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Making A Blue Lagoon Cocktail: Pro Tips

As you can see, you don’t need to be a seasoned bartender to make a Blue Lagoon cocktail. However, if you do want to make it perfectly every time, then be sure to follow these pro tips.

Chill your ingredients in advance.

Chilling your vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade in advance can make a big difference to the final drink. Doing this ensures your cocktail stays cool and doesn’t get diluted by melted ice.

Use High-Quality Vodka And Blue Curacao.

While you can find cheap alternatives, using premium vodka like Grey Goose and high-quality blue curacao like Bols Blue Curacao can make a world of difference. Premium vodkas have a smoother and more refined finish, and quality blue curacao like Bols have a balanced citrusy flavor without being overly sweet. Investing a bit more in quality ingredients will ensure your homemade Blue Lagoon is as good as you get from a high-end cocktail bar.

Present It Like A Pro

Due to its vibrant blue color, a Blue Lagoon cocktail already looks pretty impressive. There are some things, however, you can do to make your cocktail look extra special.

Serve it in a clear, clean glass to ensure the signature blue color shines through. As for the garnish, use a Channel Knife (or a vegetable peeler if you don’t have one) to create a long twist of lemon. After expressing the oils from the lemon twist, insert one end into the drink and have the rest dangle over one side.

Measure With A Jigger

Always use a jigger or a measuring tool to measure the vodka and blue curacao. Not only will this ensure you follow the recipe exactly, it will also enable you to figure out how to adjust it in the future for those who like a stronger or weaker drink.

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