Blue Lagoon
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Blue Lagoon
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The Blue Lagoon is a visually captivating cocktail known for its striking azure hue, which is typically achieved with blue curaçao, a vibrant blue-colored, orange-flavored liqueur. This refreshing drink is ... more The Blue Lagoon is a visually captivating cocktail known for its striking azure hue, which is typically achieved with blue curaçao, a vibrant blue-colored, orange-flavored liqueur. This refreshing drink is often served in a highball glass, suggesting a casual yet stylish experience. Its flavor profile is a bright mix of citrus and sweet notes, courtesy of the blend of lemonade and orange liqueur. Vodka provides a crisp, neutral base that allows the effervescent and fruity elements to shine, resulting in a balanced concoction that's both invigorating and enjoyable. The Blue Lagoon is a popular choice in many bars and is often adorned with slices of lemon and orange, which not only enhance its visual appeal but also add a zesty aroma.
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Lemon, orange
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13.53% | 2.3 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

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The Blue Lagoon cocktail is a brilliant testament to simplicity with a splash of fun, combining vodka's clean cuts with vibrant Blue Curaçao and zesty lemonade for a tad of tropical whimsy. Its clear, sharp base uplifted by the citrus notes allows each sip to be both refreshing and lightly spirited, making it a crowd-pleaser for those who enjoy a picturesque, yet uncomplicated drink experience.

Method
How to make a Blue Lagoon

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the vodka and the curaçao into a highball glass with ice
Top up with lemonade
Garnish with a lemon slice and an orange slice and serve

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ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Blue Lagoon cocktail?

The Blue Lagoon is a popular cocktail that originated in the 1960s, often attributed to Andy MacElhone, the son of Harry MacElhone, the owner of Harry's New York Bar in Paris. The cocktail gained fame for its striking blue color, attributed to the Blue Curaçao, and refreshing taste.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a substitute for Blue Curaçao in a Blue Lagoon?

Yes, if Blue Curaçao is not available, you can substitute it with another orange-flavored liqueur and add a drop of blue food coloring to achieve the iconic blue color. However, Blue Curaçao is preferred for its unique flavor and the vibrant color it gives to the drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Blue Lagoon?

Absolutely! To make a non-alcoholic version of the Blue Lagoon, replace the vodka with more lemonade or a clear soda, and substitute the Blue Curaçao with a blue-colored syrup, like blue raspberry syrup. This variation is still visually appealing and refreshing.

FAQ

How do I properly serve a Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon should be served cold in a highball glass filled with ice. Pour the vodka and Blue Curaçao over the ice, and then fill the glass with lemonade. Stirring is not required, but you can garnish it with a slice of lemon or a cherry for an extra touch.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon, with its sweet and citrusy profile, pairs well with light and tropical flavored dishes. Seafood, especially grilled or lightly seasoned fish, salads with fruity dressings, and chicken dishes with citrus or tropical fruit sauces complement it beautifully.

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