This blue Christmas cocktail is going to be the highlight of the evening. A pineapple juice and Blue Curacao-based coconut milk cocktail that is paired with white rum. Elegant, colorful, and sippably sweet. The perfect Christmas cocktail that offers will win over everyone with a single sip.
While we see a lot of red and white drinks, I wanted to create a light blue drink that gives you that frozen chill of winter when you look at it. The coconut flake garnished rim really elevates this drink.
Want more Christmas cocktails? Try out this Christmas cookie cocktail, that literally tastes like a cookie in liquid form. Or try my fun Santa hat cocktail which is a red-colored sweet dessert cocktail.
Reasons To Try This Blue Christmas Cocktail
- Simple ingredients, which make it easy to throw together for a cocktail party!
- Light, refreshing, and bursting with tropical flavor.
- The perfect cocktail for a blue-themed or holiday-themed party.
- Gorgeous blue drink that is boozy and adult-approved.
- Comes together in minutes for a last-minute drink idea.
- Serve at Christmas time or even in other months out of the year.
- Pineapple Juice – This is a fantastic juice to mix into cocktails. It adds a tropical vibe but also is the perfect acidic component to balance out the ingredients.
- Blue Curacao – A bit of this is going to totally be your secret weapon for this drink. Plus it offers a gorgeous color.
- Coconut Milk – I recommend coconut milk or cream of coconut. It helps to create a creamy texture but has a small coconut flavor added to the tropical drink.
- Rum – White rum is recommended, as a spiced rum could clash a bit with the other ingredients.
- Ice – Reach for ice to serve your drink nice and chilled!
- Rim Glass – Honey and coconut flakes are what I used for rimming the glass. This is optional of course.
Variations to Recipe
- Add a splash of carbonated water or lemon-lime soda for a fizzy texture. You could even do a ginger ale.
- Garnish with a pineapple slice, maraschino cherries, or even a few blueberries and raspberries on a toothpick.
- Blend with ice to make a frozen blue Christmas cocktail instead of serving over ice.
- Add in some muddled mint leaves to make more of a pineapple mojito vibe. This is delicious and you will love the pineapple and mint pairing.
- Line the rim of the glass with toasted coconut for a twist in flavor.
- Want to make it non-alcoholic? Simply leave out the alcohol and use fruit juice like orange to replace blue curacao, and then use soda for the rum.
- Add red syrup like Grenadine to the bottom of the glass and slowly pour in the cocktail for a gradient look. This is a fun twist to the cocktail.
- Rim the glass with chili powder for a spicy kick in flavor. You could even garnish it with some sliced jalapenos.
Pro Tips For Success
I always recommend starting with chilled ingredients. This is going to help create a refreshing drink that is nice and chilled and ready for sipping once it gets mixed up.
If you are new to making cocktails I recommend using measuring cups or a jigger for measuring. This is going to ensure that you get the same consistent flavor with each cocktail you mix up.
Strength Of Cocktail
You can add less or more alcohol to make the drink stronger or lighter to fit your preference. You can add an extra shot or two if you want a pretty strong cocktail. Or do half a shot to make it a bit lighter.
Feel free to reach for a cocktail shaker or a stir stick. Mix well to ensure all the ingredients get fully mixed up. Otherwise, you will get an inconsistent flavor when you sip.
Adding a little honey on the rim of the glass is going to make it super sticky. That way when you roll in the coconut flakes it will stick to the rim of the glass. Now, this is an optional step but it does make a gorgeous presentation value.
If you want a super smooth cocktail for sipping, you can strain it before you pour it into the cocktail glass. If your pineapple juice has pulp in it this is a great way to remove it from the drink.
This cocktail is one that is best served fresh. If you happen to have some of the blue Christmas cocktail left you can strain off ice and store it in the fridge for a day. Then mix well and pour into a glass with ice. The flavors will change just a bit but it will still taste delicious.
What does blue curaçao taste like?
This is an orange-flavored liqueur that is made with dried peels of a laraha citrus. It is going to offer a bitter but sweet flavor that is blue in color. You will find it is an ingredient used in many cocktails.
Is there a difference between cream of coconut and coconut cream?
Yes, you will find that cream of coconut is a coconut mixture that is thick and sweetened and often used to make desserts or mix in drinks. Coconut cream is a bit lighter isn’t sweetened and can be used for making curry and such.
How can I make a frozen Jack Frost cocktail?
Simply add all the ingredients into a blender and mix with crushed ice until creamy. Pour into a glass and sip like a slushy.
Is there a specific glassware I should use for the Jack Frost cocktail?
A martini glass or even a fancy cocktail glass works. You could even use a highball glass if you wanted. The choice is yours on how you decide to present your rum-flavored cocktail.
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Blue Christmas Cocktail
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup Blue Curacao
- ½ cup coconut milk or cream of coconut
- ½ cup white rum
- Ice for serving
- Optional* honey or light corn syrup and shredded coconut for rimming glasses
- Rim the glasses with some honey or corn syrup, and then roll the rim in coconut flakes. Then set to the side. This is an optional step.
- Next add all the drink ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake vigourously.
- Pour the mixture over ice in two glasses and enjoy.