Blue Breeze Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:10%

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 Breeze is a relatively modern cocktail, having been created in the late 20th century. It's a tropical, beach-themed drink that's perfect for those who love fruity, refreshing cocktails. It's particularly popular among those who enjoy the sweet, tangy flavors of pineapple and coconut.

  • Created: Late 20th Century

  • Popularity: Among fruity cocktail lovers

  • Ideal Drink Time: Summer, Beach Parties

How Blue Breeze Tastes?

The Blue Breeze is a sweet, tangy, and slightly tart cocktail. It has a strong fruity flavor, with the pineapple and coconut creating a tropical taste. The blue curaçao adds a hint of citrus and gives the drink its distinctive blue color.

Interesting facts about Blue Breeze

  • The Blue Breeze gets its distinctive blue color from the blue curaçao.
  • Despite its tropical flavors, the Blue Breeze was actually created in the United States.
  • The Blue Breeze is often served in a highball glass, garnished with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.


Blue Curaçao

Adds that Caribbean sea hue and orangey zest. Go light, or your drink might mutate into a Smurf. Omit it, and it's just a sad, colorless sigh.

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Pineapple Juice

It's the tropical sunshine here, folks. Too little, it's a ghost of a beach party; too much, you're lost in the pineapple plantation. You want balance.

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Coconut Cream

Think of it as the sunscreen for your taste buds - it soothes the citrus sting. Without it, it's like sunbathing without protection - purely harsh.

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White Rum

The boozy backbone. Skip it, and it's a mocktail masquerade. If you switch to dark rum, it'll be like a tan on your drink - deeper flavor, darker intentions.

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Ice Cubes

They're the cool lifeguards. No ice is like a pool with no water, and who wants that?

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Pineapple Slice & Maraschino Cherry

The garnish glamour duo. They're like the beach umbrellas - not essential, but everyone wants to snap a photo with them.

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Recipe. How to make Blue Breeze Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add blue curaçao, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and white rum.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.
  5. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to fully mix the flavors.
  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best taste.
  • Chill your glass before serving for an extra refreshing drink.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Grilled Seafood: The citrus and sweet notes of Blue Breeze cocktail complement the charred flavor of grilled fish or shrimp.
  • Chicken Satay: The tropical flavors harmonize well with the peanut sauce and the savory grilled chicken.
  • Fruit Salad: A refreshing choice, mirroring the fruity components of the cocktail.

Drink Pairings

  • Sparkling Water: For those who want to stay sober, it keeps the refreshing theme.
  • Light Beer: A crisp lager or pilsner can cleanse the palate between sips of the sweet Blue Breeze.
  • Riesling Wine: A slightly sweet Riesling would go along harmoniously with the tropical character of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Blue Breeze

  • Blue Curaçao can be replaced with any other blue liqueur.
  • If you don't have coconut cream, you can use coconut milk instead.
  • White rum can be substituted with any other light rum.

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Blue Lagoon

  • Swap coconut cream for lemonade for a sharper edge.
  • The flavor becomes tangier, and the feel gets zestier. A bit like a tropical thunderstorm - electrifying!

Green Gust

  • Replace Blue Curaçao with Green Melon liqueur for a different hue and a honeydew twist.
  • It's like your Blue Breeze dressed up in a green tux - lush, fruity, and a tad more exotic.

Spiced Trade Winds

  • Mix in spiced rum instead of white rum, and add a dash of ground cinnamon.
  • The result? A Blue Breeze with a kick of spice. It's like a Caribbean pirate joined your beach party. Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of ...Spiced Blue Breeze!

In case you forgot basics how to make Blue Breeze

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 Breeze

Can I make this cocktail without alcohol?

Yes, you can omit the rum and blue curaçao for a non-alcoholic version. You might want to add a bit more pineapple juice or some blue food coloring to mimic the original color.

Is the Blue Breeze similar to any other cocktails?

The Blue Breeze is similar to a Piña Colada but with the addition of blue curaçao for color and a slightly citrusy flavor.

Are there any variations of the Blue Breeze cocktail?

Some versions of the Blue Breeze use vodka instead of rum for a different flavor profile. Some people also like to add a splash of lemon or lime juice for extra tanginess.

Why is it important to use a shaker when making this cocktail?

Using a shaker helps to blend all the ingredients together and chill the cocktail at the same time. It can also help to dilute the cocktail a little with the melting ice, which can smooth out the flavors.

Why is the cocktail blue?

The cocktail is blue because of the blue curaçao, a liqueur that is famously known for its bright blue color.

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