The Blue Curacao liqueur has an orange-like flavour with varying degrees of bitterness. It is naturally colourless, but is often given artificial colouring, most commonly blue or orange, which confers an exotic appearance to cocktails and other mixed drinks
For any of us that enjoy visiting cocktail bars to enjoy a sophisticated drinking experience, Blue Curacao appears as the intriguing, blue-coloured bottle on the shelf behind the bar. As your tastes become more experimental, however, you’ll soon find that the interesting blue beverage appears as an ingredient in a surprising amount of cocktails.
History, Blue Curacao Liqueur
It was during this time in its history that the sweet Valencia orange was brought to Curacao, where the climate and soil proved unsuitable for its needs. This led to its evolution into the small, bitter laraha citrus fruit, whose peel is celebrated for its aroma.
The island of Curacao in the Caribbean resides just off the northern coast of Venezuela. It has had a chequered history of colonial ownership and is currently part of the Netherland Antilles, a set of islands which are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Before the Dutch West India Company took over in the 1600s, however, and established its capital Willemstad as a pivotal harbour in the south Caribbean (something which led to the island being a centre for piracy in the area), the island was used by the Spanish since the 1400s who sought to expand their empire in South America