The Blue Margarita

in Beverages, Citrus, Lime, 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

18 comments… add one
  • 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 🙂

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

  • 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!

  • Definitely a pretty drink!

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

  • Angie R.

    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. 🙂

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

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

  • 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!)

  • Wow, I would love to have a blue margarita!!! Have a nice day!! 😀

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

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

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

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

  • Valorie S.

    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!

  • Rob Abbey

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

  • Linda

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

  • Jude Patrick

    I’ve been a tequila gal my whole life. But using this recipe, and others using your Homemade Margarita Mix base, I have had the best margaritas EVER! I’ll be serving this at my housewarming/64th birthday bash next month. I KNOW it will be a hit!

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