A Blue Curacao liqueur made from white Curacao and blue coloring. Blue Curacao is a type of triple sec, which is orange-flavored liquor that lends a tasty zing to many drink recipes.
Blue Curacao is made much like its colorless counterpart. The sweet, blue, distilled spirit is created by using dried peels obtained from the bitter lahara fruit found on the island of Curacao. Other essences that may also be found in the orange-flavored liquor are sugar, wine, and lemon.
Although all Curacao do have equivalent citrus flavors, the only thing that sets each type apart is its color. It is available in various colors, such as clear, green, red, and orange. But, the most popular color is blue. The color of Blue Curacao isn’t derived from any ingredients that will alter its flavor. Instead, artificial coloring is added to give it the hue that makes it the ideal addition to tropical drinks. Blue Curacao is the go-to ingredient for most drinks that have a brilliant blue hue. So, it is no surprise that the liquor is found on the shelves in many bars, as well as in home bar collections.
The Alcohol by volume in blue curacao is 15–40%; Color is colorless, but often artificially colored. Flavor-laraha (bitter and sweet orange).
The different-colored versions of Curacao are identical in taste, so in principle red, orange and blue Curacao can be substituted for one another in cocktail recipes.
Curaçao can be colored orange (known as Orange Curaçao or only Curaçao), blue (Blue Curaçao), green (Green Curaçao) or left clear (White Curaçao). All variants have the same flavor, with small variations in bitterness. Blue and green Curaçao are often used to provide color to mixed drinks.