Blue Curaçao

Curaçao is a Caribbean liqueur made using the dried peel of the Laraha citrus fruit. Blue curaçao is essentially the same thing, but it’s doctored with artificial blue coloring, which adds a bold appearance to cocktails. Look at fun mid-century concoctions like the Blue Hawaii, eye-catching drinks that take their names in part from their use of blue curaçao, and you can see the product’s appeal.

There is non-alcoholic version as a syrup :-


  • 1 liter vodka
  • 1 liter gin
  • Zest of 12 navel oranges
  • 4 tablespoons dried bitter orange peel
  • 32 cloves
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • Blue food coloring


  1. Combine vodka, gin, orange zest and dried bitter orange peel in a large container, and let it sit for 20 days.
  2. Add 32 cloves and let sit for one additional day.
  3. Strain the liquid through a coffee filter.
  4. Once strained, add 8 cups sugar and 6 cups water. Stir until dissolved.
  5. Add blue food coloring a few drops at a time until desired color is reached.