The most noticeable thing about Curaçao Blue is the unusual blue color. You may have tried it while on vacation in an adventurously named cocktail, like Blue Lagoonor Hypnotizer.Or maybe you’ve seen it in a bar, sitting on a shelf between the usual white and brown and other dull colored bottles around it. Curaçao Blue evokes images of blue oceans and lazy lounging on white sandy beaches, while leisurely listening to exotic Caribbean music in the background. The blue liqueur is the perfect base ingredient for an endless array of exciting cocktails that have been featured in movies, magazines and books. Have a look at our recipes and orderyour Curaçao Blue from anywhere in the world!
Curaçao Blue is an orange liqueur similar to triple sec with a sweet, slightly tangy, orange-ish flavor. The distinctive blue color comes from food coloring. It’s also available in other colors, but the blue version is by far the most exotic and popular. It isflavored with the dry peel of a special type of orange that is not only native to Curaçao, it is not to be found anywhere else in the world. While ruling Curaçao around 1500 the Spanish brought with them Valencia orange plants from Spain carrying high hopes for agricultural development. Unfortunately, the scorching sun and dry climate there did not provide the ideal growing circumstances they had dreamt and the Valencia orange evolved into a green skinned bitter citrus fruit called the laraha. The fruit itself was inedible but the deliciously fragrant peels were dried and soaked in alcohol, which became the extract for the Curaçao liqueur we have come to love!