Blue Frog Cocktail Recipe

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Blue Frog Nutrition Facts


Fat:0 g

Protein:0 g

Carbohydrates:16 g

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 Frog cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing drink that is perfect for summer parties. It's not clear where the cocktail originated, but it has become popular in bars and clubs around the world. The cocktail's bright blue color and sweet, tropical taste make it a hit with those who enjoy fruity cocktails.

  • Origin: Unknown
  • Popularity: Bars and clubs worldwide
  • Ideal for: Summer parties, tropical-themed events

How Blue Frog Tastes?

The Blue Frog cocktail is a sweet and tangy drink with a strong citrus flavor. It has a refreshing, tropical taste that is balanced by the sharpness of the vodka. The blue curacao gives it a unique, fruity flavor that is both exotic and inviting.

Interesting facts about Blue Frog

  • The Blue Frog cocktail gets its vibrant blue color from blue curacao, a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the Laraha citrus fruit.
  • Despite its sweet and fruity flavor, the Blue Frog is a strong cocktail due to the high alcohol content of the vodka and blue curacao.
  • The Blue Frog is often served in a highball glass with a lemon wheel or cherry as garnish.


A few good options for Blue Frog are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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The cool and clean profile of 1.5 oz vodka provides the backbone for this refreshing cocktail. It's like the stage where the other ingredients dance. Too much vodka, and the alcohol would overpower the harmony, too little, and you'll wonder if this frog has any kick.

Mary Mitkina

Blue Curacao

At 1 oz, this vibrant blue liqueur brings a tropical, orange-flavored twist to the pond, making the drink visually appealing and tastefully zesty. Leave it out, and you'll have a frog that is more tame pond than exotic lagoon.

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Lemon Juice

Squeezing in 0.5 oz of this zesty juice adds a citrusy tang, cutting through the sweetness and balancing the cocktail. It’s like a fresh splash in a summer lake. Without it, the drink becomes too sweet, like a lily pad without its flower.

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'Top up' with Sprite to add a bubbly lift to the drink. It's like the effervescent concert of crickets on a night by the pond. Leave it out, and the Blue Frog doesn’t leap with the same refreshment.

Mary Mitkina

Ice Cubes

Ice is the non-negotiable chiller that keeps your swampy concoction cool. Without enough ice, your frog might feel like it's sunbathing in the Sahara.

Alex Green

Lemon Wheel or Cherry

Garnishing with a lemon wheel or cherry is like placing the crown on your regal amphibian. It adds an extra pop of color and an aromatic hint of zest.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Blue Frog Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 1.5 oz of vodka into the glass.
  3. Add 1 oz of blue curacao.
  4. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.
  5. Top up the glass with Sprite.
  6. Stir well to mix the ingredients.
  7. Garnish with a lemon wheel or cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the glass before preparing the cocktail to keep the drink cooler for longer.
  • Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • Stir the cocktail gently to avoid diluting the drink too much.

Perfect Pairings


  • Fried Calamari: The crispy texture and slight sea-saltiness play well with the citrus notes of the Blue Frog.
  • Coconut Shrimp: The sweetness of the shrimp coated in coconut complements the tropical vibe from the Blue Curacao.

Main Courses

  • Grilled White Fish: A simple grilled fish will not overpower the cocktail's flavors and allows the citrus to be refreshing.
  • Lemon Herb Chicken: The herby flavors with a zesty lemon touch mirror the cocktail's lemon juice component.


  • Lemon Sorbet: A cool and tart sorbet will cleanse the palate and enhance the zesty lemon flavor in the cocktail.
  • Blueberry Cheesecake: The sweet and creamy dessert contrasts nicely with the tangy and carbonated Blue Frog.


  • Still Water: To cleanse the palate between sips and bites.
  • Light Beers: A light lager can offer a refreshing break from the sweetness of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Blue Frog

  • Vodka: Can be substituted with white rum or gin for a different flavor profile.
  • Blue Curacao: Can be replaced with any other blue liqueur if blue curacao is not available.
  • Sprite: Can be replaced with any other clear, carbonated beverage.

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Green Frog

  • Substitute Blue Curacao with Midori melon liqueur
  • Add 1 oz of Midori instead of Blue Curacao
  • Top up with lemon-lime soda
  • Garnish with a lime wheel This twist offers a melon-flavored hop into the pond, pairing well with lighter flavors and adding a neon green appearance.

Red-Eyed Frog

  • Use cranberry juice instead of Sprite
  • Mix in 2 oz of cranberry juice
  • Replace lemon juice with lime juice It’s a more tart and sharp experience, diving into the cranberry bog rather than the clear blue.

Tropical Tree Frog

  • Add 0.5 oz of coconut cream
  • Use pineapple juice instead of Sprite
  • Float a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top A creamy, tropical leap into a different tree, with pineapple's sweetness and coconut's richness calling you to the islands.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blue Frog

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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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 Frog

What is the best type of vodka to use in a Blue Frog cocktail?

A high-quality, neutral-tasting vodka is best to ensure that the flavors of the blue curacao and lemon juice are not overpowered.

Can the Blue Frog cocktail be made ahead of time?

The Blue Frog is best when made fresh, but you can mix the vodka, blue curacao, and lemon juice ahead of time and top it up with Sprite just before serving.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Blue Frog cocktail?

Definitely, you can replace vodka and blue curacao with blue food colouring and a non-alcoholic blueberry syrup for a similar taste and look.

Do I have to use a highball glass to serve the Blue Frog cocktail?

While a highball glass is traditional, any large glass will work. The important thing is that there is plenty of ice and room for the Sprite.

What food pairs well with the Blue Frog cocktail?

Its sweet, tropical taste pairs well with light fare such as grilled fish, chicken, summer salads, or fruit kabobs.

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