No Need to Think Pink! Try a Blue Cosmopolitan Instead

Classic flavor, not-so-classic color. Our vibrant blue cosmo gives all the cosmo goodness in a shade of blue that just seems to make everything taste better.

Updated February 5, 2024
blue cosmo cocktail

Thanks to Sex and the City, the cosmopolitan cocktail is an instantly recognizable drink with its pretty pink hue and citrus garnish. So what if you want a cosmo, but you prefer to drink it in stealth mode (hey — no judgment here — your reasons are your own)? How about a blue cosmopolitan? While it won't exactly not be super noticeable (blue drinks usually attract attention), it will definitely keep the fact you're having a cosmo on the down-low, but it will still taste just like your fave drink.

How to Make a Blue Cosmopolitan

We're not going to lie... there's something inviting about a blue drink. Maybe it reminds of of the yummiest slushy or Otter Pop color, or maybe it resembles the pool we want to be sitting next to sipping a drink. 


  • 1½ ounces citron vodka
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce white cranberry juice
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish


  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, citron vodka, blue curaçao, white cranberry juice, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Related: 11 Blue Curaçao Drinks From Beachy to Elegant

Blue Cosmo Variations and Substitutions

There's no need to stress if you're short an ingredient or if you want to get a little more creative with your blue cosmo.

  • Consider a blueberry vodka with a blue or purple hue to use as a base. If you can't find any in the store, consider infusing your own blueberry vodka at home.
  • Instead of blue curaçao, consider a blue raspberry liqueur for a sour and fruity blue cosmo.
  • To ease back on the citrus flavors, use plain vodka or experiment with an infused vodka such as coconut or vanilla flavor.
  • If you do want a bolder citrus flavor, use a lime or lemon vodka.
  • To cut the sweetness, use a little less blue curaçao or add a bit more lime juice.

Blue Cosmo-Worthy Garnishes

A blue cosmo garnish can be extravagant, grand, or understated to allow the blue martini to shine. Which way will you go?

  • Instead of a lime wheel, add an orange or lemon wheel. You can also consider using a citrus slice or wedge.
  • Use a citrus peel, ribbon, or twist for a pop of color without as much citrus touch.
  • Pierce three whole cranberries on a cocktail skewer.
  • Carefully flame an orange, lemon, or lime peel.

Why Wouldn't You Want a Blue Cosmo?

Enjoy a new view with a beautiful blue cosmo. This bright blue beauty loses none of the tasty tart flavors. Instead, it emphasizes those perfect citrus notes while sparkling like a diamond. What more could you ask for? How about some more blue curacao drinks? Yes, please! Not drinking alcohol? Try a tasty cosmopolitan mocktail.

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No Need to Think Pink! Try a Blue Cosmopolitan Instead