Blue Lagoon

A Blue Lagoon is a delicious summer cocktail made from vodka, Blue Curaçao and lemonade. Super easy to make and utterly thirst-quenching!

5 minutes 1 person Cocktail recipes 156 calories p.p.
Blue Lagoon


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  • 45 ml vodka
  • 45 ml Blue Curaçao
  • 120 ml 7up
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ lime
  • Ice cubes
Blue Lagoon ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Paper straw
  • Citrus peeler
  • Tall glass
  • Spirit measure (jigger)


5 minutes 1 person Cocktail recipes 156 calories p.p.

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Making the blue lagoon cocktail - 5 minutes

Cut a long twist of zest from the lemon using a citrus peeler. Cut the lemon in half and cut a slice. Reserve the twist and the slice to use as garnish.

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Squeeze the juice from half a lime and add this to the glass. Add 45ml of vodka using a spirit measure.

Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

Almost fill the glass with the contents of a 120ml can of lemonade, such as 7up or Sprite. Now add 45ml of Blue Curaçao, again using the spirit measure.

Garnish the glass with the slice and twist of lemon zest. Enjoy this delicious, and easy-to-make, Blue Lagoon!

Blue Lagoon: frequently asked questions

Where does the name Blue Lagoon come from?

The Blue Lagoon cocktail originally comes from America, and is named after a Jamaican lake; the Blue Lagoon (so-called, due to the colour of the lake).

Who invented the Blue Lagoon?

In all likelihood, it was Andy MacElhone, son of the famous bartender Harry MacElhorne, in "Harry's New York Bar" in Paris, France in the 1960s or early 1970s, who invented this cocktail. 

What does Blue Curaçao taste like?

This is a liqueur of 20% alcohol, with a vivid blue colour. The taste is fresh and citrusy.

Can I make Blue Lagoon even bluer?

By adding the Blue Curaçao at the very last moment, you can control how dark blue you make the cocktail.

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