Evoking feelings of the lush blue skies of the Caribbean, the Blue Lagoon has long been a staple of cocktail bars around the world.
It’s heavenly to cruise down a luscious Blue Lagoon on a hot summer’s day, preferably while relaxing on a white sand beach. This blue lemonade-style drink is instantly refreshing.
The traditional Blue Lagoon cocktail uses both vodka and Blue Curaçao. This means it is not an option for those who, for whatever reason, cannot consume alcohol.
Our Blue Lagoon Mocktail tastes just as awesome as the cocktail, but there’s not a drop of alcohol in sight. You can still enjoy that nice, refreshing lemonade flavor. In fact, this lemon flavor is much more pronounced than in the cocktail.
We hope you find a suitable sandy beach to drink from. If you can’t, don’t worry. Tastes just as good at home!
How to make Blue Lagoon Mocktail
We need four ingredients to make our Blue Lagoon Mocktail. You can get your hands on all of this ridiculously easily. If you have a well stocked cocktail/mocktail bar, you probably don’t need to go to the store to buy anything.
We will not give you exact dimensions here. In the next section, we will tell you how to prepare an individual Blue Lagoon Mocktail. Just get a few bottles of each of the ingredients. Once you’ve tried one drink, we bet you’ll be craving another!
Our Blue Lagoon mocktail has to be refreshing. We want this to be the kind of drink you’ll reach for on a hot summer’s day.
Our mocktail glass will be chilled (more on that in a moment), but we’ll also want to load the glass with heaps of ice.
The colder you can get the drink, the better.
Lemonade (preferably Sprite)
Lemonade is a staple ingredient in the Blue Lagoon cocktail. It will provide most of the flavor profile. It’s the lemonade that gives the Blue Lagoon that lemony edge, and that’s exactly what it’s going to do here.
You can use any lemonade for the Blue Lagoon Mocktail. However, since we’re going to be substituting one of the ingredients for the syrup, try to aim for a lemonade that isn’t overly sweet. Many people choose Sprite, but you might want to experiment a bit.
We suggest you use a carbonated lemonade. It tastes better. However, the choice is entirely yours.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Don’t use the squeeze bottles of lemon/lime juice that are often used for baking. They taste awful. We’re trying to make a classic mocktail here.
Squeeze the juice from a lemon. Try to get as much juice out as possible.
This enhances the lemon flavor while adding the bitterness that the Blue Lagoon is known for.
Blue Curaçao Syrup
We forego vodka for this mocktail. We also say goodbye to Curaçao. However, we need to squeeze in some of those flavors. If not, then we mix nothing more than a cold lemonade.
Blue Curaçao Syrup will help us with this. This is a sugar syrup that has been flavored with ingredients very similar to Curaçao liqueur. It’s not entirely accurate, but we’re sure you weren’t expecting that.
Keep in mind that the curaçao syrup will be incredibly sweet. It’s just sugar. That’s why we urge you to limit sugary soda pop.
- Chilled Hurricane Glass
- measuring cup
- spoon, for stirring
If you don’t have a Hurricane glass handy, you can substitute any glass that weighs about 14 oz.
You can make the blending process a little more spectacular by replacing the measuring cup with some shot glasses. However, make sure you know how much liquid the shot glass can hold.
This Blue Lagoon Mocktail will taste amazing. trust us They’ll regularly catch us gulping down a few in a night. However, one of the great things about making cocktails is that you can experiment with the flavors.
Let’s start with a few suggestions on how to jazz up your Blue Lagoon mocktail.
Change the lemonade
Lemonade is the heart and soul of our Blue Lagoon drink.
One of the quickest ways to change up the flavor is to swap out the soda pop.
We chose Sprite in our Blue Lagoon mocktail, but you can choose any lemonade you like. Experiment with it. Notice how it changes the sweetness and overall flavor of the drink.
If you want to cut down on the calories (which aren’t that high to begin with), you can opt for a diet soda.
Once again, the only thing you should do is keep the lemonade sparkling. This drink doesn’t taste quite right without a little fizz.
If the lemonade is a bit too sweet for you, you can replace part of it with tasteless sparkling water.
You may lose a shot of your lemony flavor here. For this reason, you may want to add an extra dose of freshly squeezed lemon juice. For some people, however, it can make the taste a little too acidic.
As said, making a mocktail is all about experimentation.
Add more syrup
You can easily double the syrup in the Blue Lagoon Mocktail. More syrup means more sweetness. This is already a sweet drink, so we don’t recommend pouring double the syrup right away. Test the flavors.
drop the ice
Some people aren’t a fan of watered down drinks.
While it may take a while for the ice to melt, slow drinkers will find that their drink gets quite watery.
If you chill the lemonade, curacao syrup, and lime juice beforehand, you can use less ice.
Add different flavors
If you want to experiment, you can mix up the flavors in the drink. Be calm about the changes. Don’t change every ingredient at once. It would be difficult to learn what you like/dislike.
- Swap out the lemon juice for lime juice. It gives the drink a more acidic taste.
- To enhance the syrup’s zesty orange flavor, add 2 tablespoons of orange juice. This creates a sweeter orange flavor. It will counteract the bitter orange in Curacao.
- Add a pinch of chili powder.
- Add a touch of ginger.
- Add a few fresh mint leaves.
frequently asked Questions
Can you chill the Blue Lagoon Mocktail?
To an extent, although not recommended. If you need to chill the Blue Lagoon Mocktail, leave the ice and lemonade out of the mix. This will give you a mixture of curaçao syrup and lemon juice.
When serving the drink, you can add lemonade and ice.
If you cool with lemonade and ice, you’ll end up with an awful tasting drink. It will be watery and there will be no fizz.
How to Garnish a Blue Lagoon Mocktail?
The Blue Lagoon Mocktail is traditionally garnished with a cherry. You can use a lemon slice if you want to keep the theme going.
How to make a Blue Lagoon Mocktail bluer?
As you start experimenting with the flavors, you may find that your Blue Lagoon Mocktail loses a hint of the blue color. There is no Blue Lagoon without the blue! It would just be a lagoon.
A few drops of food coloring fixes the problem. The syrup is only blue anyway because of the food coloring.
Regular food coloring shouldn’t affect the flavor, but just add a few drops.
Does Curacao syrup taste the same as Curacao liqueur?
It’s very similar.
Curacao Liqueur and Curacao Syrup both use bitter orange for flavor, generally those are grown on Curacao but not necessarily. This gives Curaçao a unique taste.
However, curaçao syrup is essentially flavored sugar. It will taste much sweeter than the liquor.
Does the Blue Lagoon Mocktail taste the same as a Blue Lagoon Cocktail?
Very close but difficult to reproduce the taste of a cocktail when making a mocktail. For starters, we’ll drop the vodka, which adds a hefty dose of flavor to the Blue Lagoon cocktail. There is no viable substitute for vodka.
The mocktail will also be slightly sweeter than the Blue Lagoon cocktail.
The harsh flavors are there, ie a bit of sweetness and a pinch of bitterness. However, it will not be exact. No matter how much you tinker with the flavors, it still tastes like a mocktail.
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That’s it. That’s all you need to know to prepare a Blue Lagoon mocktail. It’s one of the easiest mocktails you can make.
Bring the heart of the Caribbean home whenever you want with this recipe. Perfect for a summer’s day or a particularly gray day when you need a reminder that the sky can be a beautiful blue colour.