Five of the Most Colourful Cocktails

27th March 2024

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If you are looking for the most Insta-worthy cocktails then you have come to the right place. This is a list of some of the most beautiful cocktails you can find. They are sure to brighten up your Insta-feed with their vivid colours and they taste pretty good too!

Mermaid Mule

Give your Moscow mule a new lease of life with a little dash of blue curacao. This bright liqueur adds a citrus twist to the traditional classic cocktail, so that it tastes divine. It also gives it a vivid blue finish that will look amazing in photos! Add a slice of lime and an umbrella and you are good to go.

Mermaid Mule cocktail recipe

  • 60ml Vodka
  • 30ml Lime juice
  • 15ml Ginger Beer
  • 30ml Blue Curaçao

Add vodka, blue curaçao, and lime juice to a glass and stir to combine. Fill glass with ice and top up with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime slice and umbrella, and serve.

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If you have ever looked at the Colombian flag and thought that it looked delicious, then you might enjoy this flamboyant beverage. The ingredients are carefully layered to create the stripes of the flag so that you can drink to the South American country. This cocktail is made up of vodka, orange juice and lemon juice which are combined and then layered with grenadine and blue curacao.

Colombia cocktail recipe

  • 60ml Vodka
  • 180ml Orange juice
  • 30ml Lemon Juice
  • 30ml Grenadine
  • 30ml Blue Curaçao

Add the vodka, orange juice and lemon juice to a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a highball glass with ice. Slide in the grenadine down one edge of the glass, then slide in the blue curaçao down the other side, which should settle in between the orange mixture and the red grenadine. Then it's ready to serve.

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Bahama Mama

If you often find yourself dreaming of days in the blazing sunshine, then you are sure to love Bahama Mama. This glass of pure sunshine is made up Malibu, pineapple juice, lemon juice, dark rum, light rum, grenadine and coffee liqueur to make for a taste sensation in your mouth. The ingredients list might be extensive, but the effect is incredible. Sit next to it for long enough and you might even catch a tan!

Bahama Mama cocktail recipe

  • 20ml Coconut rum
  • 20ml Lime juice
  • 50ml Pineapple Juice
  • 50ml Orange juice
  • 20ml Dark rum
  • 40ml White rum
  • 10ml Grenadine
  • 20ml Banana liqueur

Layer ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice. Add grenadine slowly at the end to one side to let it slide into the bottom for fancy look. Garnish with a cherry and serve.

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Fuzzy Melon

There are few cocktails that can pull off this shade of green, but the Fuzzy Melon does it well. This recipe is based on that of the Fuzzy Navel, adding vodka, pineapple juice and watermelon liqueur to the traditional peach schnapps and orange juice to make for a tropical feast. The combination of juices makes for a vivid shade that is sure to turn a few heads!

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Fuzzy Melon cocktail recipe

  • 90ml Vodka
  • 30ml Peach Schnapps
  • 30ml Pineapple Juice
  • 90ml Orange juice
  • 30ml Watermelon Liqueur

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted. Strain into large chilled cocktail glass and serve.

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Tequila Sunrise

You can’t have a list of colourful cocktails and not mention the classic Tequila Sunrise. This long-time favourite is simple to prepare and tastes amazing. It also looks pretty good in pictures! Combine tequila and orange juice before adding the grenadine, which gives the drink a fantastic aesthetic, sinking to the bottom of the glass to emulate a tropical sunrise. This drink is always a crowd-pleaser.

Tequila Sunrise cocktail recipe

  • 90ml Orange juice
  • 45ml Tequila
  • 15ml Grenadine

Half fill a highball glass with ice cubes and pour in the tequila. Top up with orange juice and give the cocktail a stir. Once mixed pour in the grenadine, which should sink to the bottom, colouring the rest of the drink on its way down. Garnish with an orange slice and serve.

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