Tequila can’t give you the blues – but now you can give tequila the blues! We’re going to tell you how you can give your little amigo a colour it’ll never forget! We’ll also throw in some examples you just must try, to know, deep in your heart, blue tequila shots are some of the best blue drinks around.


But first, and with no further ado, let’s step back in time and discover the origins of this bright coloured beverage.


Ground zero for the blue drinks craze was back in Victorian England, circa 1850, that productive era that also gave us the first photograph, the first wireless radio, and even the first jelly baby!


That was when the fashionable blue drink craze kicked off, when an affinity for artificial colours – especially royal purple – extended from items of clothing to mouthfuls of edibles.


Then Prohibition kicked in, denying the imbibers from across the ocean access to their favourite tipples. Europe had no such problem though. A newspaper article uncovered by an historian noted that blue drinks were “all the rage in Europe”!


One final point, although real Tequila, to be legally recognised as its country of origin, must be made from at least 51% blue agave, that doesn’t affect the colour of blue shots.


So now you know where they came from, here’s where they’re going in your future.



Best Tequila Shot Recipes with Blue Drinks

Here are some of the tequila blue shots you and your bartender are ready and willing to make. We bet you can find more such recipes in the farthest reaches of the internet, but these examples are the best start. A kind of Tequila Blue Shots 101 if you will.


All the recipes are made to measure for blue shot drinks but if you prefer to adjust for a larger cocktail, or even a jug, adapt portion sizes accordingly.



Blue Margarita Shot

We all know that traditional margarita is made with just three ingredients: tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. And fair’s fair. No need to mess with a classic, but you can certainly brighten its day with a splash of blue.


So, in place of triple sec, use another type of alcoholic orange liqueur, blue curaçao. Apart from its beautiful colour, blue curaçao is sweeter than triple sec, so it’s one for the sweet tooth to try.



  • Coarse salt, for optional rim
  • ½ shot tequila
  • ¼ shot blue curaçao
  • ¼ shot freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish



  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. If you fancy, rim your desired glass with salt.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, tequila, blue curaçao, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  4. Shake well and pour everything into the prepared glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge or an orange slice and cherry.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


Blue Lagoon Shot

Kind of like the 1980’s film classic of the same name, the Blue Lagoon develops a certain mystique and sexiness that will have your whole body quivering, especially as it comes with a sparkling twist, and a kick.



  • ½ shot tequila
  • ¼ shot blue curaçao
  • ¼ shot pineapple juice
  • One splash lime juice
  • One splash lemon-lime soda



  1. Pick up the ingredients.
  2. Rim your preferred glass with salt.
  3. Add tequila, blue curaçao, pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker and top it up with a splash of lime juice and lemon-lime soda. Fill it with ice.
  4. Time to shake! After that, pour everything into a glass. You can add ice if you want.
  5. Use a lime wedge or an orange slice and cherry to garnish.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


Envy Shot

Blue isn’t usually the colour of envy (that honour goes too green). Yet the little green it does capture is more than likely from the guy on the bar stool next to you, green with envy!



  • ½ shot tequila
  • ¼ shot blue curaçao
  • ¼ shot pineapple juice
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish



  1. Collect all the ingredients.
  2. Make a salt rim for your favorite glass.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  4. Pour the mix into a glass. You can add ice if you wish.
  5. Use a maraschino cherry to finish the cocktail.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


Frostbite Shot

If this is frostbite, I want a severe case of it, please! You won’t expect this awesome mix of sensations to be so good.



  • ½ shot tequila
  • ¼ shot blue curaçao
  • ¼ shot Olmeca-dark-chocolate
  • Cream
  • And a cherry for garnish



  1. Collect all the ingredients.
  2. Add tequila, blue curaçao, and our Olmeca Dark Chocolate into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake it for 20 seconds.
  4. Pour the mix in a chilled martini glass.
  5. Use the cream to top it off.
  6. Get your shot done with a cherry for garnish (optional).
  7. Serve and enjoy!


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What is Curaçao?

So, what is the hidden secret behind the blue? That’d be the Blue curaçao, of course. It’s a rich blue, orange liqueur from the Caribbean. It has a citrusy flavour and a colour that comes straight from the sky. The liqueur has been the go-to blue liqueur for mixed drinks for decades and is always served in bars for this reason.



Buy Good Blue Curaçao

You can find cheap versions amongst the liqueurs for your blue drinks, but what you’re saving in price, you’re paying for in taste that’s not nearly as good as it should be. Either too sweet, or too syrupy, so best avoid!



Best Tequila for Tequila with Blue Drinks Shots

You’re after Olmeca Silver, which adds the unexpected to your party with its fresh herbal and green pepper scent. Directly from Los Altos highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, it carries a naturally sweet freshness to make any cool moment even cooler. And any hot moment, even hotter!


Go blue – and go strong! You’ll be the most colourful one at the party!

Enjoy More Tequila!!