Smurf Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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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 Smurf Cocktail, named after the beloved blue cartoon characters, is a fun and fruity cocktail that's perfect for summer parties or themed events. It's a relatively modern cocktail, gaining popularity in the late 2000s. Its vibrant blue color and sweet taste make it a hit among those who enjoy light and refreshing drinks.

  • Popular at summer parties
  • Named after the cartoon characters
  • Gained popularity in the late 2000s

How Smurf Cocktail Tastes?

The Smurf Cocktail has a sweet and fruity taste, with a hint of citrus. It's light and refreshing, making it perfect for a hot summer day. The blue curacao gives it a slightly tangy flavor, balancing out the sweetness of the pineapple juice and cream of coconut.

Interesting facts about Smurf Cocktail

  • The Smurf Cocktail is named after the Smurfs, a popular cartoon series.
  • The blue color of the cocktail is reminiscent of the blue skin of the Smurfs.
  • Despite its sweet taste, the Smurf Cocktail can be quite strong, as it contains both vodka and blue curacao.


  • Vodka: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Blue curacao: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Pineapple juice: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Cream of coconut: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Ice: As needed
  • Maraschino cherry: 1 for garnish
  • Pineapple slice: 1 for garnish

A few good options for Smurf Cocktail are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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The 1.5 oz of vodka serves as the backbone of the cocktail, giving it a potent kick. Vodka is generally flavorless, so it doesn't compete with the fruity components. Less vodka means a milder drink, more makes a boozier one—balance is key! If not vodka, try white rum for a more tropical twist.

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Blue Curacao

With 1 oz of Blue Curacao, you're infusing the cocktail with a vibrant blue hue and a slight bitter orange flavor—very Smurfy indeed! Without it, you'd lose that iconic color and the citrusy note. A non-alcoholic blue syrup could be a substitute, but you'd miss the liqueur's complexity.

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Pineapple Juice

The 2 oz pineapple juice brings sweetness and tartness, enhancing the tropical vibe. Underdo it, and you'll skew too creamy; overdo it, and it's too acidic. No pineapple juice? Mango juice could step in, but with a different profile.

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Cream of Coconut

1 oz of cream of coconut is your creamy, dreamy, tropical sweetener that balances out the acidity and adds richness. Skip it, and the cocktail becomes less smooth. Coconut milk can be a substitute for a lighter texture but less sweetness.

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Ice is essential to chill the drink. No ice means a warm and less refreshing cocktail. Crushed ice or ice cubes either works, depending on your texture preference.

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Maraschino Cherry

A single maraschino cherry is a classic garnish that adds a touch of extra sweetness and a pop of color. It's a cherry on top — literally! Without it, you're just missing a playful note.

Mary Mitkina

Pineapple Slice

Finally, the pineapple slice garnish reinforces the tropical theme and can be used to soak up the drink—yum! No slice, no problem, but it does make things less decorative and fun.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Smurf Cocktail Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of pineapple.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best flavor.
  • Shake the cocktail well to ensure the cream of coconut is fully mixed in.
  • Serve in a tall glass to showcase the vibrant blue color.

Perfect Pairings


Grilled shrimp or lobster can beautifully complement the tropical flavors of the Smurf Cocktail.


Light crackers or cheese straws offer a nice crunch without overpowering the drink's sweetness.


Coconut-based desserts or pineapple upside-down cake would be a delightful sweet end with this cocktail.

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What you could change in Smurf Cocktail

  • Blue Curacao can be substituted with any other blue liqueur.
  • Cream of coconut can be substituted with coconut milk for a less sweet version.
  • Pineapple juice can be substituted with any other tropical fruit juice.

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Smurf’s Coconut Dream

Replace vodka with coconut rum and increase cream of coconut to 1.5 oz. This twist amplifies the coconut flavor for an even more tropical escape. The drink’s sweetness and creaminess will be kicked up a notch, enveloping your palate with a velvety coconut cloud.

Berry Blue Smurf

Add 0.5 oz of raspberry liqueur and garnish with fresh raspberries. This twist incorporates a berry element that complements the existing citrus notes while adding a layer of depth and fruitiness to the cocktail. Every sip will remind you of a berry-studded tropical paradise.

Frozen Smurf Slush

Blend all the ingredients with 1 cup of crushed ice to make a Frozen Smurf Slush. Perfect for those hot days when you want your cocktail to double as a refreshing icy treat. It's like a mini-vacation in a glass, with a texture so smooth, it'll make your taste buds dance the hula!

In case you forgot basics how to make Smurf Cocktail

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 Smurf Cocktail

What kind of vodka is best to use for the Smurf Cocktail?

A good-quality, unflavored vodka is ideal for the Smurf Cocktail to let the flavors of the pineapple juice and blue curacao shine through.

Can I prepare the Smurf Cocktail in advance for a party?

Yes, you can mix the liquid ingredients in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Add the ice, shake and garnish just before serving.

Can I make non-alcoholic version of the Smurf Cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the vodka with more pineapple juice or a clear soda, and replace the blue curacao with a blue food coloring or blueberry syrup.

Can the Smurf Cocktail be used as a dessert drink?

Yes, given its sweet and fruity components, it can be served as a dessert cocktail.

What food pairs well with the Smurf Cocktail?

Due to its tropical notes, it goes well with grilled chicken, seafood dishes, or tropical-themed appetizers.

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