Blue Lagoon Mocktail
This blue lagoon mocktail recipe takes only 4 ingredients and 2 minutes of your time to pull together. It’s incredibly delicious and an easy summer drink that’s perfectly refreshing in every sip!
Why This Recipe Works
- It has a gorgeous and dazzling blue hue to it making it so much fun for special occasions like baby showers and the fourth of July! Even beach-themed events are a great excuse to whip out this blue lagoon mocktail drink recipe.
- It has a wonderful citrus flavor that tastes like you’re drinking a blue cup of orange juice. Doesn’t that sound both fun and refreshing?
- No special equipment is needed. This drink doesn’t need any fancy bartender tools to pull together so you already have what you need to pull this simple drink together.
- Blue Curacao Syrup: This is a non-alcoholic version of Blue Curacao. It has a refreshing orange taste and a wonderful blue hue that’s practically mesmerizing. If you want to learn more about Blue Curacao and what it is you can read about it here.
- 7 Up soda: To make this blue lagoon mocktail recipe we use 7 Up to give us the fizzy effect. You can also use Sprite.
- Lemon juice: You will need 1-2 lemons.
- In a large glass add your ice.
- Stir in your freshly squeezed lemon juice, blue curacao syrup, and 7 Up.
- Enjoy your drink immediately.
For the best Blue Lagoon Mocktail chill the blue curaçao syrup and 7 Up before making the drink. This reduces the need for ice.
If you want a stronger orange flavor you could try switching the fresh lemon juice for orange juice. I haven’t personally tried this, but I feel like it would still taste incredible.
For a fun twist switch out garnishes to fit party themes. A cherry on top adds a burst of color for patriotic events whereas a simple umbrella or citrus twist can make the drink look much more tropical. A fresh orange slice or sprig of mint is a great garnish idea too.
If you truly wish to make this drink alcoholic, a shot of vodka will do just fine.
It’s a sweetened syrup that has a light and refreshing orange taste to it that really comes through in your drink. Dyed with a blue hue this syrup is both tasty and pretty.
Traditionally this drink is served in a tall hurricane glass or a highball glass, but you can really serve it in just any tall glass that you already have on hand.
Yes, while the fresher squeezed lemons do give a much nicer flavor to the drink there’s nothing wrong with taking an easy shortcut and using bottled lemon juice once in a while either.
While you could squeeze lemon juice and prep garnishes in advance you really don’t want to mix the drink before you’re ready to serve. This is because we don’t want the soda to lose carbonation or the ice to melt. For the full experience, we want cold ice and our 7-Up to be nice and bubbly.
Curacao liqueur is colorless so the coloring comes from dye. The syrup’s coloring is from dye as well.
The blue coloring comes from food grade coloring, and it does not affect the flavoring of the syrup.
Blue Lagoon Mocktail
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice - about 1-2 lemons
- 3 tablespoons blue curacao syrup
- 12 oz 7 UP - or Sprite, chilled
- Add ice to a large cup. Stir in the freshly squeezed lemon juice, blue syrup, and 7 UP. Enjoy immediately.