What Is Blue Curacao

Blue Curacao is an orange that has been around since the 19th century. It was originally invented by Dutch settlers who made the liqueur on the island of in the Caribbean. Since then, it has become a popular drink around the world, with blue being one of the most popular colors of Curacao.

Blue Curacao is made by pot-distilling , , or sugar cane spirit and adding orange peel for flavor and color. The result is a sweeter and darker liqueur than oter types of Curacao such as Triple Sec which are more often column-distilled with neutral grain spirit.

The content of Blue Curacao varies from brand to brand but generally falls between 15-40%. If you want to enjoy the flavor without any alcohol, there is Monin Blue Curacao which contains no alcohol but still has a mild orange peel flavor and beautiful blue color. It can be used in applications such as lemonades and sodas.

Blue Curacao provides an interesting alternative to other kinds of liqueur with its unique taste and color profile! Whether you're looking for something alcoholic or not, this drink has something for everyone to enjoy!

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What Type of Alcohol is Blue Curacao?

Blue Curacao is a type of liqueur, which is an alcoholic made by infusing herbs, spices, flowers, fruits and other flavorings in a spirit or base liquor. It is typically quite sweet and has a higher alcohol content than most wines and beers. Blue Curacao was originally invented on the Caribbean island of Curaçao in the 19th century by Dutch settlers. The most popular varieties of Blue Curacao are made uing brandy as the base alcohol and infusing it with orange peels, giving it its characteristic bright blue color. It has an alcohol content between 15% and 40% ABV (alcohol by volume).

Alcohol Content in Blue Curacao

The amount of alcohol contained in a bottle of blue curaçao varies depending on the brand. Generally speaking, most bottles contain between 20-40% alcohol by volume (ABV). For example, DeKuyper's Blue Curaçao has an ABV of 24%. It's important to remember that any drink containing a high percentage of alcohol should be consumed responsibly.

Main Ingredient in Blue Curacao

The main ingredient in Blue Curacao is the Laraha orange, which is grown on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. This citrus fruit is a cross between a Seville orange and an ordinary sweet Valencia orange. It is then dried, giving it its unique aroma and flavor. The peels of tese oranges are essential for making Blue Curacao Liqueur, as they provide the necessary oils and aromatics that give it its signature blue color. The alcohol content also comes from the Laraha orange peel, as it's used to steep in before adding other ingredients like sugar and spices.


Blue Curacao is a type of orange liqueur that was invented by Dutch settlers in the 19th century. It is usually distilled with brandy, cognac, or sugar cane spirit and has a sweeter flavor and darker coloring. Blue Curacao typically has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 15-40%, depending on the brand. Monin Blue Curacao contains no alcohol, but still has the same mild orange peel flavor and beautiful blue color as traditional Blue Curacao. It can be used in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic applications, such as lemonades and sodas.

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