This blue margarita is tequila, blue curacao, lime juice and agave syrup, all shaken together to form a beautiful and unique cocktail. A quick and easy drink that’s always a hit at gatherings!

When I’m entertaining, I like to serve unexpected drink recipes such as a pomegranate margarita, champagne punch, red white and blue Jello shots, margarita Jello shots and this fun and delicious blue margarita.

Two cups of blue margarita with a sugared rim and lime wedge for garnish.

You can never go wrong with a refreshing margarita on a hot day, but sometimes I like to mix things up a bit and serve a blue margarita for a fun twist. It has a more complex flavor than a regular margarita, as well as a striking look featuring the color blue.

Blue Margarita Ingredients

Ingredients including bottles of liquor, limes, mint and sugar.

To make this recipe, you will need coarse sanding sugar, salt, tequila blanco (silver tequila), agave syrup, fresh lime juice and blue curacao. You can garnish the drink with lime slices and mint sprigs.

How Do You Make A Blue Margarita?

Start by making the salted rim. Place the salt and sugar on a small plate, then stir to combine. Dip the rim of a drinking glass or margarita glass in water, then place the rim onto the plate of sugar and salt. Twist the glass to coat the rim, then turn the cup upright. Place ice, tequila, agave syrup, lime juice and blue curacao in a cocktail shaker. Seal the shaker, then shake to combine. Add ice to the prepared glass, then strain the cocktail into the glass. Garnish with lime wedges and mint, then serve.

A glass being dipped into sugar and salt, and ice and tequila in a cocktail shaker.

Tips For The Perfect Drink

  • Blue curacao is available in the alcohol aisle of most grocery stores, or at liquor stores. This liqueur has an orange flavor similar to triple sec. It contains both sweet and bitter oranges which gives it a more complex flavor.
  • This recipe calls for a cocktail shaker. If you don’t own a shaker, you can use a mason jar instead.
  • I like to use coarse sanding sugar on the rim of my glass for a more elegant presentation. Regular granulated sugar will also work well.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best results.
  • This recipe makes one drink. You can easily change the recipe if you’re serving a crowd by adjusting the number of servings in the recipe card. The ingredient amounts will automatically recalculate.

Quick Tip

You can find agave syrup with the rest of the sweeteners at the grocery store. If you don’t want to buy agave syrup, use simple syrup instead.

Blue curacao, lime juice and agave syrup being poured into a cocktail shaker.

Recipe FAQs

What is a blue margarita made of?

A blue margarita contains blue curacao liqueur, tequila, lime juice and agave syrup.

What is the best alcohol for margaritas?

Margaritas taste best when you use both tequila and an orange liqueur such as triple sec, Grand Marnier or blue curacao.


A glass of blue margarita with a garnish of mint and lime slices.

Flavor Variations

This blue margarita is delicious as-is, but you can change up some of the ingredients to suit your tastes.

  • Alcohol: You can substitute mezcal for tequila. If you can’t find blue curacao, you can use Cointreau or Grand Marnier, although you will also need to add some blue food coloring if you go this route.
  • Juice: Instead of lime juice, try using fresh orange juice, or a blend of both orange and lime juice.
  • Garnishes: Feel free to add extra garnishes such as maraschino cherries, an orange slice or cut a lime wheel instead of a lime wedge.

Everyone is sure to love these blue margaritas. It’s a great way to enjoy this classic drink, but with a unique and unexpected twist on a traditional margarita.

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Blue Margarita

AuthorSara Welch
Two cups of blue margarita with a sugared rim and lime wedge for garnish.
This blue margarita is tequila, blue curacao, lime juice and agave syrup, all mixed together to form a colorful and refreshing cocktail. A quick and easy twist on the classic margarita recipe!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Serves 1


  • 2 teaspoons coarse sanding sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ounces tequila blanco
  • ounces blue curacao
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave syrup
  • lime slices and mint sprigs for garnish


  • Place the sugar and salt on a small plate and stir to combine.
  • Dip the rim of a glass in water, then put the rim of the glass into the plate of salt and sugar. Turn the glass to coat the rim, then place the glass upright.
  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker, then pour in the tequila, blue curacao, lime juice and agave syrup.
  • Seal the shaker, then shake to combine. Add ice to the glass, then strain the drink into the glass.
  • Add a slice of lime and mint sprig for garnish, then serve.


  1. This recipe makes one drink. You can adjust the number of servings in the recipe card if you need to serve more people, and the ingredient amounts will recalculate.
  2.  Don’t have a cocktail shaker? Use a mason jar instead!


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This drink is beautiful!! Making me wish I wasn’t pregnant haha. Saving it for after I have the baby, thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I love the color on this margarita! I love blue curacao and this drink is definitely up my alley, my girl friends would love it too. Can’t wait to give this one a go!

  3. 5 stars
    The combination of tequila, blue curaçao, and lime juice created a delicious and vibrant cocktail. It’s definitely a new favorite for enjoying with friends.