Holy Water Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:15%

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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 Holy Water Cocktail is a fun and fruity drink that originated in the United States. It's a popular choice for parties and gatherings due to its vibrant color and sweet taste. The cocktail's name is a playful nod to its clear, pristine appearance, much like 'holy water'. It's a hit among those who enjoy sweet, fruity cocktails with a bit of a kick.

How Holy Water Tastes?

The Holy Water Cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet and sour. The fruity flavors of the pineapple and blue curacao are balanced by the tartness of the lime. The vodka adds a strong, smooth kick that makes this cocktail a refreshing and invigorating drink.

Interesting facts about Holy Water

  • The Holy Water Cocktail is often served in a highball glass, which allows the vibrant colors of the cocktail to shine.
  • Despite its name, the Holy Water Cocktail is not associated with any religious practices.
  • The cocktail's blue color comes from blue curacao, a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit.


A few good options for Holy Water are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose


  • Why 1.5 oz?: It's the perfect amount to set a solid alcoholic base without overwhelming the other flavors. If you pour too little, you'll have a mocktail; too much, and you're in for a less refreshing, harsh drink.

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Blue Curacao:

  • Why 1 oz?: It provides a sweet orange flavor and a signature blue hue. Less would make the drink less vibrant, more could overpower the delicate balance.

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Pineapple Juice:

  • Why 3 oz?: This amount gives a tropical sweetness that's integral to the cocktail's character. Diminishing it would lessen the tropical vibe, more could make it too sweet.

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Lime Juice:

  • Why 0.5 oz?: Just enough acidity to brighten up the drink, but not so much to sour the experience. Its absence would result in a flatter, less complex cocktail.

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Ice Cubes:

  • As needed: Ice chills the drink, making it more refreshing. Without it, your Holy Water might not have the same divine effect.

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Recipe. How to make Holy Water Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the vodka, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
  3. Stir well to combine.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lime and serve.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to use fresh lime juice for the best taste.
  • Chill the glass before serving for a colder, more refreshing drink.

Perfect Pairings


  • Fried Calamari: The crispiness and mild flavor would complement the zesty Holy Water cocktail.
  • Coconut Shrimp: The sweetness of the shrimp pairs nicely with the tropical notes of pineapple in the drink.

Main Courses:

  • Grilled White Fish: A light fish won't overpower the delicate balance of flavors in the Holy Water.
  • Chicken Satay: The savory and slightly charred flavor of satay marries well with the citrusy and fruity elements of the cocktail.


  • Lemon Sorbet: The tartness of the sorbet will enhance the lime juice's zing.
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake: Echoing the tropical theme, this dessert would go hand in hand with the cocktail's pineapple element.

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What you could change in Holy Water

  • You can substitute the vodka with rum for a tropical twist.
  • If blue curacao is not available, you can use any other citrus-flavored blue liqueur.

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And of course - twists🍹

Holy Smoke:

  • Ingredients: Substitute 1 oz of vodka with mezcal.
  • Recipe: Follow the original, but with mezcal bringing a smokey twist.
  • Flavor Change: You'll get a mysterious smokiness that gives the drink an edgy kick. A Holy Water for the brave souls who like a hint of fire in their sips.

Saintly Sour:

  • Ingredients: Add an egg white and increase lime juice to 1 oz.
  • Recipe: Dry shake the egg white with lime juice, then add the rest and shake with ice.
  • Flavor Change: The result is a frothy twist with a silkier mouthfeel and a bolder tartness, for those who like their cocktails to come with a halo of foam.

Forbidden Fruit:

  • Ingredients: Add 0.5 oz of apple schnapps.
  • Recipe: Mix all ingredients and shake well before pouring over ice.
  • Flavor Change: The apple schnapps introduces a sinfully good crisp note to the tropical mix, for those who like to mix paradise with a touch of forbidden pleasures.

In case you forgot basics how to make Holy Water

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 Holy Water

What type of vodka works best for the Holy Water cocktail?

The choice of vodka is mostly up to personal preference. However, using a high-quality, smooth vodka can enhance the overall taste of the cocktail.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Holy Water cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the vodka with lemon-lime soda or sparkling water, and the blue curacao with blue food color or blue raspberry syrup.

Can I prepare the Holy Water cocktail in advance?

Yes, you can mix the non-carbonated ingredients in advance and store it in the refrigerator, but it's best to add the ice just before serving to prevent dilution.

Is Holy Water cocktail gluten free?

Most vodkas and blue curacaos are usually distilled from grains, but the final product does not contain gluten. However, if you're extremely sensitive to gluten, use a vodka that's been distilled from potatoes, corn or grapes.

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