Blue Lagoon Cocktail That Makes a Splash

Slip into a drink that's as clear and blue as the Caribbean sea and as easy to make as a reservation.

Updated February 2, 2024
Blue Lagoon cocktail

Paradise is different things to different people, but to us, it's a drink that's as blue and breezy as the Caribbean sea. That's why we love dipping our toes into the blue lagoon cocktail, a sweet-tart drink that's as easy to make as it is to drink.

How to Make a Blue Lagoon Cocktail

We adore lemonade, and we especially like it when it's dressed up with a little booze. Enter the blue lagoon — booze, lemonade, and a tranquil blue color. 


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • 5 ounces lemonade
  • Ice
  • Orange slice and cherry for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, blue curaçao, and lemonade.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a hurricane glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Related: 12 Boozy Lemonade Cocktails for a Sip of Sunshine

Blue Lagoon Variations

The blue lagoon has a reasonably standard cocktail recipe, but you can play with the ingredients without losing the spirit.

  • Experiment with the vodka and blue curaçao proportions to see which you like most.
  • If you desire a tarter cocktail, add up to ¾ ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Make your blue lagoon a bit sweeter with a splash or two of simple syrup.
  • Use different vodka flavors for a fun spin, such as raspberry, citron, vanilla, or whipped cream.


Explore these tropical and eye-catching suggestions beyond the orange slice and cherry.

  • Use a cocktail and maraschino cherry in combination.
  • In place of an orange slice, consider an orange wheel. You can even use a dehydrated orange wheel for a modern look.
  • Other citruses make for an excellent garnish, including a lime or lemon.
  • Make it even grander with a decorative or fun swirly straw or even a cocktail umbrella.
Need to Know

It may sound super beachy, but the blue lagoon didn't come from the tropics — it came from Paris. It's an invention of the famed father and son bartender team, Harry and Andy MacElhone. Harry MacElhone is the creator of the boulevardier and sidecar, among others.

A Blue Paradise

Wade into the clear waters of a blue lagoon. This retro cocktail will transport you to any body of blue water your imagination can dream up. The only thing easier than making this cocktail is drinking it. Splash away with your blue lagoon or one of the other refreshing blue curacao cocktails!

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Blue Lagoon Cocktail That Makes a Splash