The Blue Margarita

by Shawnda on July 30, 2012

in Beverages,Margaritas

Blue Margarita

I was supposed to have a fantastical ice cream recipe to share today to wrap up the giveaway for National Ice Cream Month but I ended up washing it down the sink. I know it’s difficult to comprehend but it’s true.

There is a such thing as terrible ice cream.

And because I refused to bake my own birthday cake this year, I simply kept with the theme of the (painful) weekend and had a(nother) birthday margarita for “dessert” instead.

There are far worse things in life than bad ice cream and no cake.

Like being hungover at 30-something.

Blue Margarita

This is margarita recipe #427 (16) that you’ll find here on the blog and I think that it’s probably the prettiest.

It seemed fitting (predictable) that a margarita was how we closed the books on my 13th annual (sigh) 21st birthday. A pretty perfect day that included friends, family, and football. And the very last (thank God) of the tequila in the house.

I swapped our favorite orange liqueur (Paula’s) for curacao in our favorite classic lime margarita recipe. Curacao is a blue orange liqueur that lends the margarita its pretty “ocean water” aqua color and unique orange flavor.

No cake? No problem. Birthday wishes can be made over tequila, too.

The Blue Margarita

Curacao, a blue orange liqueur, is the secret behind this pretty margarita.



  1. Add homemade margarita mix, tequila, and curacao to the pitcher. Mix well.
  2. Pour over ice and garnish with lime slices.


Yields: 4 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 10 minutes


{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tracey July 30, 2012 at 6:57 am

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had the best day! I absolutely love the color of this margarita, it just screams tropical island vacation, which is so where I’d love to be this morning :)


2 Laura July 30, 2012 at 7:21 am

I just so happen to have 2 bottles of curacao in the liquor cabinet that I’ve been wanting to use!


3 Lynn July 30, 2012 at 7:38 am

Happy Birthday! I’ll be having my 12th annual 21st birthday a month from today, so I totally know how you feel. :) Hope this year is great for you!


4 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie July 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Definitely a pretty drink!


5 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel July 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Happy belated birthday! I think a margarita is the perfect way to celebrate… and it’s pretty too!


6 Angie R. July 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Yay, the Blue Margarita! Although, I still haven’t picked up a bottle of Curacao yet. And, happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a good one. :)


7 Cupcake and Talk July 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Happy Birthday! This is a lovely margarita. I love the beautiful color.


8 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Oh my! Margarita in my fav color! swoon… Happy Birthday!


9 Tara July 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

You’re a margarita mad woman! And it’s a good thing. :) Happy Belated Birthday, friend – I hope you’re recovering well. (P.S. Totally never realized that we’re the same age – my 13th anni is next month!)


10 Diana July 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Wow, I would love to have a blue margarita!!! Have a nice day!! :D


11 Joanne July 30, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Birthday margaritas definitely sound awesome to me! Especially ones as super pretty as this!


12 Simply Tia July 31, 2012 at 4:41 am

This is just such a gorgeous drink!!! I must get around to trying it soon.


13 foodiebride August 1, 2012 at 10:26 am

Thanks for the birthday wishes, guys! It was a good day… and a painful day after :P


14 Ann P. August 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm

i love this recipe, and I’m going to remember it for any theme parties that require a turquoise blue drink!


15 Valorie S. January 3, 2013 at 12:17 am

I first had this drink at a local hang out, and was hoping I could find a copy cat for my at home drinking pleasure! Thank you for providing the perfect recipe! To add a sparkling twist, add a splash of orange soda, super delish! Thanks Again!


16 Rob Abbey May 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm

This drink is awesome. Dangerously delicious. Happy Cinco de Mayo!


17 Linda August 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

This drink is so pretty. Any way of making it that you know of without alcohol? I don’t drink but LOVE the color!


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