Blue Lagoon Mocktail (The BEST!)

Spread the love

This blue lagoon mocktail is a 3 minute non-alcoholic drink that everyone will enjoy! The sweet & fruity flavor comes from fresh citrus and sweet blue curaçao syrup.

Who doesn’t love a lemonade based drink with some added island flavors? This drink is fantastic for a summer refresher or a themed party. Since there is no alcohol, it’s also a great one for all party goers no matter their age!

Blue lagoon mocktail in a glass with lemon

What is the taste of blue lagoon?

The flavor of this delicious drink is fruity and sweet with the perfect touch of lemon to make your lips pucker at first sip. It comes together with tart and sweet lemonade, blue curaçao syrup instead of liquor to keep it non-alcoholic and non-alcoholic vodka or non-alcoholic gin in our case.

But don’t worry, you can easily use club soda in place of the non-alcoholic booze. I realize that not everyone keeps them on hand but I will say, they give it a nice punch. You could even use a non-alcoholic Prosecco if you like it sweeter.

You can add a dash of Raspberry Simple Syrup (also great in our fresh raspberry mocktail) for that “fruity tingle” that grenadine can give in many cocktails. We’ve also shared some of our other favorite simple syrups below that you can include for switching up flavors a bit.

When was the blue lagoon drink cocktail invented?

Some think this drink came about after the 1980’s movie titled Blue Lagoon but they would be wrong…

According to liquor.com: it is believed that the Blue Lagoon was created by Andy MacElhone, the son of famed bartender Harry MacElhone, at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the 1960s or early 1970s. So, the drink predates the 1980 movie of the same name.

Blue lagoon mocktail in a glass with lemon

Non-Alcoholic Blue Curaçao

 the peel of the Laraha citrus fruit (which has been dried) and is grown on the island of Curaçao

Why is blue curaçao blue?

In the case of both blue curaçao liquor AND blue curaçao syrup like we use to keep this a mocktail, blue food dye is added to give it a distinct Island feel and color. Both are otherwise naturally clear.

 

Alcohol Free Gin

Finding a non-alcoholic gin can be tough but it’s not impossible. Like in our virgin margarita and mimosa mocktail, we added something a bit different to keep it booze free.

I really do love Caleno non-alcoholic gin because it is so clean and tastes great! I know that it isn’t as readily available so Ritual Gin is another one that works great.

Blue lagoon mocktail ingredients

What you need

How to make a blue lagoon mocktail

Step 1: Start by filling a chilled cup with ice then add 1 ounce of non-alcoholic gin

Pro Tip: Larger pieces of ice work better as they take longer to melt and won’t muddle the flavors of the drink

Step 2: Add 1 ounce of blue curaçao syrup

Step 3: Squeeze fresh lime into the cup

Blue lagoon mocktail step by step instructions

Step 4: Top with lemonade

Step 5: Give it all a stir

Step 6: Garnish with fresh lemon wedge and maraschino cherries (these REAL ones from Italy are the best you will ever have)

Are alcohol-free drinks good for you?

Choosing to drink non-alcoholic drinks, mocktails, dry cocktails or whatever you want to call them definitely gives you a healthier alternative to drinking. While you do have more control without the effects of the alcohol, please keep in mind that sugar can still be present.

Let’s be honest though, sometimes it makes some of the best drinks like in the case of our gingerbread martini mocktail or even our non-alcoholic pina colada.

Plus, you can stay sober during the holidays while still enjoying a fantastic beverage! These will help you do just that…

Adding in more flavor…

While not traditional, you can also add a splash of these simple syrups to your blue lagoon mocktail for a bit more sweetness, or in the case of our jalapeño simple syrup, a bit of spice!

Blue lagoon mocktail in a glass with lemon

How do you make a frozen blue lagoon?

I love this drink on the rocks but you can definitely make it frozen, especially if you will be poolside on a hot day. To make this a frozen version, simply blend all ingredients with a cup of ice until completely blended.

How to make a large batch

To make a bigger batch for a crowd, simply 6-10X the recipe and make it in a pitcher. A long bar spoon bakes stirring easier but you can use anything.

These are our favorite mocktail making items.

Can you make these in advance?

I don’t recommend making an advance batch or the ice will melt and muddle the flavors. If you need to, don’t add the ice until right before serving.

 
Blue lagoon mocktail in a hurricane glass with lemon and cherries

Print

 

Blue Lagoon Mocktail (the BEST!)

 

 
 
This blue lagoon mocktail is a 3 minute non-alcoholic drink that everyone will enjoy! The sweet & fruity flavor comes from fresh citrus and sweet blue curaçao syrup.
 
Course Mocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword blue lagoon, mocktail, non alcoholic
 
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
 
Servings 1 servings
Cost $3

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Start by filling a chilled cup with ice then add 1 ounce of non-alcoholic gin
  • Add 1 ounce of blue curaçao syrup
  • Squeeze fresh lime into the cup
  • Pour the lemonade over top
  • Give it all a stir
  • Garnish with fresh lemon and maraschino cherries
 

Video

 

Notes

Pro Tip: Larger pieces of ice work better as they take longer to melt and won’t muddle the flavors of the drink

 

 

I love this drink on the rocks but you can definitely make it frozen, especially if you will be poolside on a hot day. To make this a frozen version, simply blend all ingredients with a cup of ice until completely blended.

 

 

Nutrition

Serving: 1glass

The post Blue Lagoon Mocktail (The BEST!) appeared first on This Vivacious Life.


Blue Lagoon Mocktail (The BEST!) was first posted on September 29, 2021 at 3:30 am.
©2020 “This Vivacious Life“. Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at chandiceprobst@gmail.com

 

Join Robinhood with my link and we’ll both get a free stock https://join.robinhood.com/antonih1183