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.
History of the Blue Lagoon
Few tropical cocktails could be easier to make up than the blue lagoon. With just three ingredients, you're never more than a few shakes away from a blue ocean cocktail. Despite the beachy name, Paris is the home of the blue lagoon. 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.
It's thought that the drink predates the movie of the same name, starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. Although, why not enjoy both at the same time? Or do take the time to sip one waterside, enjoying that it's not quite as potent as its blue curaçao cocktail counterparts.
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!