This is such a fun drink! Who doesn’t like an electric blue margarita cocktail?
I was wrong!
One of the things I love about this cocktail is the color. I know, I know: obvious!
But I didn’t always think this. In fact, when they first introduced this at the restaurant where I worked, I thought the color was too much. I used to think they dyed the Curacao liqueur with some cancer-causing blue dye.
I didn’t realize that they used a natural blue. It’s still a dye, but it’s not the type I thought.
So, I was wrong.
Look! I can admit it when I’m wrong.
I’m glad that I was wrong. I am relieved actually, because I now use this blue liqueur freely without any worry.
Back to the Cocktail
I love this electric blue margarita cocktail for a few different reasons, the main one being that it’s a margarita. I love me margaritas.
The second is the premium Patrón tequila. Patrón is smooth and delicious!
Also, I use real ingredients for the sour mix. Once you make your own sour mix, you will never go back. Mark my word peeps, you heard it here!
The only thing that would make it even better, is if Cointreau brand made a blue version of its orange liqueur. I love the taste and the quality of Cointreau, but the color would not complement this cocktail. Cointreau, are you listening?
On to the recipe.
The ingredients for the Electric Blue Margarita Cocktail
Since I was wishing for a blue Cointreau, I put the bottle in the back of the photo. But I did not use it in the cocktail. I was just wishing it was in there.
Our ingredients are Patrón Silver tequila, blue Curacao, lime juice and simple syrup.
Let’s get this party rolling.
I grab my cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. I measure out 2 ounces the tequila.
I pour it into the cocktail shaker. Next, I measure 3/4 ounce of blue Curacao.
I pour it into the cocktail shaker to join the tequila. I squeeze out a lime for 1 ounce of lime juice.
Yes! This is getting exciting.
I pour the fresh juice into the cocktail shaker. I measure out 1/2 ounce of simple syrup.
I pour the sweet stuff into the shaker.
All that is left is to cap the shaker and shake the crap out of it.
I grab my margarita glass and pour the contents into the glass.
I cut a lime wheel and stick it on the side of the glass.
Doesn’t that look GOOD? Yum! Let’s look at the vertical view of the electric blue margarita cocktail.
And the obligatory aerial view.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as I loved drinking it.
Please feel free to Pin any photo to Pinterest, Yum the recipe to Yummly and leave me a comment! Tell me what your favorite margarita is!
Yields 1 Drink
This blue Curacao margarita is so delicious! I think it's the tequila! Patron rocks.
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2 ounces tequila (I used Patron Silver)
- 3/4 ounce blue Curacao
- 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Lime wheel
- Fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice
- Add tequila, blue Curacao, lime juice and simple syrup
- Cap shaker and shake 10 times
- Pour contents into margarita glass, place lime wheel on the side of the glass
- Lift glass