Blue Moon Curaçao Vodka Cocktail (with video)

Blue Moon Curacao Vodka Cocktail is as unusual as a Blue Moon, with cardamom, coconut milk, vodka and Blue Curacao liqueur, a drink with a story!

Blue Moon Curacao and Vodka Cocktail
Blue Moon Curacao and Vodka Cocktail

The Moon and Cocktails

Blue Moon Curacao Vodka cocktail is the only cocktail to sip on Halloween or when there is a full moon!

Its vibrant sky blue color with sweet yet bitter orange notes topped with an snake-like orange rind garnish conjure up a mood for the occasion.

The refreshing orange flavored liqueur whisked into the velvety texture of coconut milk, makes for the best cocktail to celebrate the occasion of rare moon vibes.

The Blue Moon, Full Moon, Harvest Moon, Supermoon or Halloween Moon, certainly warrant a unique cocktail!

Blue Moon Curacao Vodka Cocktail Created For A Full Moon

A blue moon comes around about every two or three years, ‘Once in a Blue Moon’!

In 2018, when I created this Cocktail, we had two blue moons that year and only two months apart, which also happened to be a lunar eclipse!

Wouldn’t you agree a mixed drink, a Blue Curacao Cocktail, magical in color, needed to be created to mark this occasion?

Full Moon – Supermoon

So what’s the big deal about a full moon?

While you may not be someone who gives any credence to astrology, you probably don’t give a hoot about a full moon.

If you are a doctor, nurse, ambulance affiliate or someone who works in the emergency room on the night of a full moon, you can attest to the bizarre phenomenon.

Oddly, it is busier than a usual night.

More women go into labor (because of barometric pressure), more crime and accidents happen on the night of a full moon.

Furthermore, even crustaceans release their fertile cycle during the full moon! But why?


In the scientific world, it is recognized that the moon plays a big role in affecting tides.

The gravity force of the moon creates more activity in high tides during a full moon.

Since our body is about 60% water, a full moon is bound to shake things up a bit inside our body.

Obviously this led me to the idea that a Blue Curacao Cocktail was the perfect mixed drink to shake, pour and celebrate!

Blue Moon Curacao and Vodka Cocktail

Traditionally, a Curacao liqueur (blue or orange), is used in a mixed drink because of its intense bitter orange flavor, made from the bitter Seville orange.

These oranges have an unusually strong, aromatic scent, making them a particularly potent flavor to extract in the making of liqueurs.

The oil in the peel also acted as a carrier to deepen the flavor once extracted, softened by coconut milk, makes for an unusual cocktail.

Seville Orange Blue Curacao Liqueur
Seville Orange Blue Curacao Liqueur

Vodka Cocktail For A Blue Moon

There is another reason why I chose Vodka as the other ingredient that would go into this signature mixed drink to celebrate such a memorable occasion; Fertility.

Call me weird, but I love, really love, symbolism.

Let me show you a beautiful symbolism between Blue Moon Curacao Cocktail, the moon, and vodka, ie Potatoes.

Potatoes grow in the ground, unlike the origin of so many other alcohol beverages.

Mixed drinks, beer or wine, often derives from alcohol made from fruits, nuts or plants grown above ground. 

The night of a Super Moon cocktail, needed to be made from something whose origin is considered fertile, like the womb!

And so, I am excited to share with you this absolutely fabulous cocktail, a mixed drink you will remember both for its refreshing taste, gorgeous color, and its fertile, sensuous symbolism.

What’s Not To Love About A Delicious Cocktail!

While I am sure you will love the unusual flavors in this Blue Curacao Vodka Cocktail, I believe you will also love some of my other unusual cocktail!

Just A Few Of The Creative Cocktails You Will Find At Whisk and Dine!
Just A Few Of The Creative Cocktails You Will Find At Whisk and Dine!

Ingredients Needed

  • Blue Curacao
  • Vodka
  • Coconut milk
  • Sugar
  • Cardamom seeds
  • Orange
  • Ice
Blue Curacao and Coconut Milk
Blue Curacao and Coconut Milk

Equipment Needed

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Small pan
  • Shot glass
  • 2 Serving glasses
  • Cutting board
  • Chopping knife
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
Blue Moon Curacao Vodka Cocktail With Sugared Orange Rind Garnish
Blue Moon Curacao Vodka Cocktail With Sugared Orange Rind Garnish

Blue Moon Curaçao Vodka Cocktail

An unusual cocktail of cardamom, Vodka, Blue Curacao a liqueur of Seville oranges, and Orange rind garnish.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: European Fusion
Keyword: Blue Curacao Vodka Cocktail
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • Small skillet
  • Cocktail shaker
  • 2 Cocktail sticks


  • 1 shot Blue Curacao 3 tbsp
  • 2 shots Vodka 6 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk plus 2 tbsp for simple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 3 Cardamom seeds
  • Orange rind for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Ice


  • Simple Syrup, in a small hot pan, lightly toast the seeds, crushing them as they warm. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar across the seeds, stir, and watch closely so as not to burn.
    Pour 2 tablespoons of coconut milk into the pan and remove quickly from heat. Stir, strain and chill.
  • Orange Rind Garnish, peel long strips of an orange rind: 4 inches long x 1/4 inch wide.
    In a medium warm pan, add remaining sugar to melt, be careful not to burn. Add the strips and shake the pan giving the rind a chance to release a tiny bit of its oil, causing the sugar to stick to it.
    Cool, then weave a cocktail garnish stick, small kabob stick or appetizer stick in and out of the rind, giving it a snake-like look. Set aside.
    These can be made in advance and kept in the fridge.
  • Place ice in a shaker cup. Add vodka, Curacao, spicy simple syrup, and coconut milk. Give a good shake, pour and place a prepared orange rind garnish across the top.


Blue Moon Curacao Vodka Cocktail - For Those Rare Full and Blue Moons!
Blue Moon Curacao Vodka Cocktail – For Those Rare Full and Blue Moons!
5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)
Notify of

1 Comment
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments