Blue Skyline Cocktail Recipe

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Blue Skyline Nutrition Facts





Alcohol content:15%

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 Skyline is a modern cocktail that captures the essence of urban sophistication. With its vibrant blue hue, it's reminiscent of a clear sky over a bustling cityscape.

  • Origins: While the exact origins are unclear, it's a favorite among young professionals.
  • Popularity: It's often ordered at rooftop bars and high-end lounges.
  • Fans: This drink is particularly popular with those who enjoy fruity, refreshing cocktails with a visual flair.

How Blue Skyline Tastes?

The Blue Skyline is a tantalizing mix of sweet and tart flavors with a fruity raspberry undertone. It's a light and refreshing cocktail with a playful balance between the citrus and the sweet berry notes.

Interesting facts about Blue Skyline

  • Color: The Blue Curacao gives this drink its signature electric blue color.
  • Occasion: It's the perfect cocktail for summer parties or as a conversation starter at networking events.
  • Variations: Many bartenders enjoy putting their own twist on the Blue Skyline, using different fruit-flavored rums or adding a splash of soda for extra fizz.


  • Bacardi razz: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Blue curacao: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Lemonade: Top up
  • Ice cubes: As needed

Bacardi Razz

This raspberry flavored rum gives our 'Blue Skyline' a fruity kick. Using just an ounce keeps it from overpowering the drink, ensuring a harmonious blend. Go overboard, and you might as well be sipping a raspberry syrup! Skip it, and you'll lose the berry charm of our skyline.

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Blue Curacao

The Blue Curacao not only dazzles with its color but adds a slight bitter orange edge which plays well against the sweet Bacardi Razz. It's like the cool breeze in our urban cocktail 'scape'. No Curacao, no blue - no skyline! An alternative could be another fruity liqueur; just bear in mind, the color story will change.

Mary Mitkina


The unsung hero! It lifts the drink with its zesty sparkle, slicing through the sweetness and giving balance. Just topping up does the magic. Less might leave you in a flavor jam, more, and you're in sour city. Want a twist? Swap for sparkling water for a less sweet, more grown-up sip.

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Ice Cubes

Without these little frozen marvels, 'Blue Skyline' would be a lukewarm affair. They chill the drink, keeping it crisp and delightful. Overdo the ice, and you dilute the drama; skimp on it, and might as well call it 'Lukewarm Horizon'.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Blue Skyline Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 1 oz of Bacardi Razz over the ice.
  3. Add 1 oz of Blue Curacao.
  4. Top up with lemonade.
  5. Gently stir to mix the ingredients.
  6. Garnish with a lemon wheel or a few raspberries.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the Glass: Always serve the Blue Skyline in a chilled glass to keep it refreshing.
  • Balance the Sweetness: If the drink is too sweet, a dash of fresh lime juice can provide a nice tartness.
  • Garnish Creatively: Use a spiral lemon peel or skewered blueberries for an extra touch of elegance.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers & Snacks

  • Fruit Platters: Fresh fruits can complement the sweetness and the tartness of the cocktail.
  • Seafood: Especially shrimp or calamari, which pair nicely with the citrusy notes of the drink.

Main Courses

  • Grilled White Fish: The subtle flavors of the fish will not overpower the cocktail's taste.
  • Chicken Tacos: The zest from the lemonade and the sharpness of the alcohol can cut through the richness of the tacos.


  • Sorbet: A lemon or raspberry sorbet would echo the cocktail's fruity flavors.
  • Vanilla or Coconut Ice Cream: These flavors would balance out the tanginess of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Blue Skyline

  • Bacardi Razz: You can substitute with any raspberry-flavored rum or even raspberry vodka for a twist.
  • Blue Curacao: In a pinch, you can use another orange-flavored liqueur and add a drop of blue food coloring.

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Tropical Skyline

  • Add 0.5 oz of coconut cream.
  • Substitute lemonade with pineapple juice.
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge. Imagine sipping on the essence of a tropical island. The coconut cream adds a lush, creamy twist, with the pineapple bringing a vacation vibe to our Skyline. Say 'aloha' to a bolder, more exotic flavor profile.

Sunset Skyline

  • Mix 0.5 oz of grenadine before adding the lemonade.
  • Top up with a splash of soda for added fizz.
  • Garnish with an orange slice. This version paints a rosier picture with grenadine's deep red hue echoing a perfect sunset. The flavor deepens, the fizz rises, and your taste buds embark on a sweet, effervescent journey.

Electric Skyline

  • Use a lemon-lime soda instead of lemonade.
  • Add a dash of peppermint extract.
  • Rim the glass with sugar for extra zing. The lemon-lime soda electrifies the drink with extra zesty bubbles, whilst the peppermint adds a cool, tingling sensation. The sugar rim turns each sip into a crackling celebration for your senses.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blue Skyline

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.

Learn everything on how to stir

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 Skyline

What is Blue Curacao and where does it come from?

Blue Curacao is a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the Laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island. It's known for its blue color, which is achieved through the use of food coloring.

Can the Blue Skyline cocktail be made in large batches for parties?

Yes, the Blue Skyline can easily be scaled up to serve multiple guests. Combine the ingredients in proportion in a large pitcher or punch bowl and serve over ice, making sure to stir well before serving.

What type of lemonade is best used in the Blue Skyline cocktail?

A traditional, clear lemonade that is neither too sweet nor too tart works best in the Blue Skyline cocktail to complement the other flavors without overpowering them.

Is the Blue Skyline cocktail suitable for all seasons or specific occasions?

While the Blue Skyline is particularly refreshing for summer events, its visually striking appearance makes it suitable for various occasions, including themed parties and holiday celebrations regardless of the season.

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