Blue Ball Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Blue Ball cocktail is a relatively modern creation, gaining popularity in the late 20th century. It's a fun, vibrant cocktail that is often served at parties and events due to its striking blue color and sweet, fruity flavor. It's a hit among those who enjoy sweet, fruity cocktails and is especially popular among younger adults.

  • Origin: Unknown
  • Popularity: Parties, Events
  • Drinkers: Young Adults

How Blue Ball Tastes?

The Blue Ball cocktail is a sweet, fruity cocktail with a vibrant blue color. It has a strong citrus flavor, with a hint of coconut and a slight tang from the pineapple. The blue curacao gives it a unique, tropical taste that is both refreshing and delicious.

Interesting facts about Blue Ball

  • The Blue Ball cocktail gets its vibrant blue color from the blue curacao.
  • Despite its sweet, fruity flavor, it is a relatively strong cocktail due to the vodka and rum.
  • The cocktail is often garnished with a cherry or a slice of pineapple to enhance its tropical theme.


  • Vodka: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Blue curacao: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Coconut rum: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Pineapple juice: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Cream of coconut: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Ice: As needed
  • Cherry: 1
  • Pineapple slice: 1

A few good options for Blue Ball are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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The vodka is the backbone of this drink, giving it a smooth and strong base without overpowering the other flavors. Normally at 1oz, it's just enough to let you know it's there; too much and you might as well be in the Arctic, too little and you're just sipping on a tropical juice. Skip it, and you're at a kids' party.

Mary Mitkina

Blue Curacao

This is where that brilliant blue hue and the orangey flavor come from. It's a little sweet, a little bitter, and totally indispensable for a Blue Ball. Leave it out, and the drink becomes a wallflower, missing its signature look and citrus kick.

Mary Mitkina

Coconut Rum

The life of the party! It brings a Caribbean feel to your taste buds. Coconut rum adds sweetness and island flavor that's crucial to the overall vibe. If omitted, you'd lose the tropical twang that makes this cocktail a vacation in a glass.

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Pineapple Juice

The 2oz of pineapple juice is the sunshine in this cocktail, providing a fruity backbone that mixes sweet and tart. Too much and you'd think you’re drinking breakfast; too little and the cocktail loses its beachy brightness.

Mary Mitkina

Cream of Coconut

Sweet and creamy, this ingredient gives the cocktail a velvety texture that screams luxury. 1oz keeps it balanced—more would be like drinking a coconut; less would be like not inviting coconut to the party at all.

Mary Mitkina


An unsung hero, the ice chills everything down and gives the shaker something to do. No ice means a warm, sad cocktail; too much means you're drinking a Slush Puppie.

Alex Green


The cherry on top! It's the garnish that adds a touch of class and a pop of color, not to mention a sweet little treat at the end. No cherry, and it's like forgetting to dress up for the occasion.

Mary Mitkina

Pineapple Slice

Playing sidekick to the cherry, a slice of pineapple makes for a tropical garnish that's as pretty as it is tasty. Skip it, and the Blue Ball loses part of its sunny disposition.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Blue Ball Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, blue curacao, coconut rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a cherry and a slice of pineapple.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Serve the cocktail in a chilled glass to keep it cool for longer.
  • Garnish with a cherry and a slice of pineapple to enhance the tropical theme.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers & Snacks

  • Fried Calamari: The crispiness of calamari complements the sweetness of the Blue Ball cocktail.
  • Coconut Shrimp: The coconut breading will echo the coconut flavors in the drink.
  • Cheese Platter: A selection of cheeses, especially milder ones like mozzarella, pair nicely without overpowering the drink's flavors.


  • Grilled Fish Tacos: The lightness of grilled fish works well with the tropical notes of the cocktail.
  • Hawaiian Pizza: Pineapple on the pizza matches the pineapple juice in the cocktail.


  • Key Lime Pie: The tartness of the pie balances the sweetness from the Blue Ball.
  • Tropical Fruit Salad: Fruits like mango and papaya will enhance the tropical vibe of the drink.

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What you could change in Blue Ball

  • Vodka: You can substitute the vodka with gin for a different flavor profile.
  • Blue Curacao: If you don't have blue curacao, you can use triple sec and a drop of blue food coloring.
  • Coconut Rum: If you don't have coconut rum, you can use regular rum and a splash of coconut milk.

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And of course - twists🍹

The Green Wave

  • Swap blue curacao for Midori melon liqueur to give the cocktail a vibrant green color.
  • Maintain the vodka, coconut rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and garnishes.
  • This twist offers a melon twist, making it less citrusy but adding a sweet, tropical melon flavor.

The Fuzzy Ball

  • Include 1/2 oz of peach schnapps for a peachy flavor.
  • Use 1/2 oz less pineapple juice to balance the sweetness.
  • The peach schnapps adds a warm, fuzzy peach note that complements the tropical vibe while giving the cocktail a slightly less vibrant blue color.

The Coco Loco

  • Add a splash of chocolate liqueur for a decadent twist.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of shredded coconut.
  • This makes the Blue Ball creamier and more dessert-like, transforming it into a tropical chocolate treat.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blue Ball

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Blue Ball

What type of glass is best to serve the Blue Ball cocktail in?

The Blue Ball cocktail is best served in a tall glass, often a highball or hurricane glass. The tall glass allows for a good ratio of cocktail to ice, keeping the drink cold and well-mixed.

Can I make the Blue Ball cocktail ahead of time?

Cocktails, including the Blue Ball, are best prepared fresh. However, you can pre-mix the non-carbonated ingredients and keep them refrigerated. Add the ice and garnish just before serving.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Blue Ball cocktail?

Yes, you can create a mocktail version by omitting the alcoholic components and replacing them with non-alcoholic options. Use blue fruit punch or blue raspberry juice instead of blue curacao, and use coconut water or coconut cream instead of coconut rum.

Is the Blue Ball cocktail considered a classic cocktail?

No, the Blue Ball cocktail is not considered a classic cocktail. It's a modern concoction that has gained popularity due to its unique color and sweet, tropical taste.

How can I reduce the sweetness of the Blue Ball cocktail?

To reduce the sweetness, you can decrease the amount of pineapple juice and cream of coconut, or increase the amount of vodka.

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