This blue lagoon mocktail is a refreshing summer drink that's non-alcoholic and super easy to make. Just a minute or two of prep stands between you and this tangy citrus drink.
This virgin blue lagoon mocktail recipe tastes so much like the real thing that alcohol will not be missed. Because this drink is non-alcoholic and contains ZERO alcohol, it's completely safe for the entire family (including kids).
As a mocktail, this drink is basically just a blend of 7-up and blue-colored sugar syrup (with a little more citrus flavor added). It's super fun, refreshing, and vibrant in color making it fun for any occasion, especially summer.
The best part? You don't need to buy any fancy ingredients because you'll either have all or most of the stuff to make this on hand already. Anything you don't have will be found in your local grocery store (and NOT in the alcohol section).
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- It's easy to make. Just add some ingredient sot a glass of ice and stir before serving. Simple and easy tropical drinks are what summer was made for.
- They're family friendly. Kids always want a sip of whatever momma is drinking, so feel free to make them all their own glasses.
- Minimal ingredients. You only need like 4 ingredients and some ice, but feel free to add garnishes for a fun touch.
Simple syrup- You will make a simple syrup of granulated sugar and water to use as a sweetener for this drink. You will not need all of it for a single glass so you can either make multiple with one batch or keep it in the fridge for another mocktail later.
Orange extract- Blue lagoon drinks are known for their use of curacao syrup which is a sweetened blue syrup that carries a light orange flavor. We'll recreate that orange flavor with an extract.
Blue food coloring- I recommend using liquid food coloring as it's much easier to mix into the drink.
Lemon-lime soda- Use 7-Up, Sprite, or another brand of lemon-lime soda. You'll need 1 can per glass or a 2 liter could make about 4 drinks.
Garnishes- Optional garnishes for this drink include lemon wedges and maraschino cherries but any citrus or fruity addition to the rim could be a welcomed treat.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Step 1: Mix sugar and water in a small pot over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved or the mixture begins to bubble and then remove from heat and allow to cool.
Step 1: Add a tablespoon of simple syrup into the bottom of a tall glass.
Step 2: Add in the orange extract, blue food coloring, and stir.
Step 3: Fill your glass with ice.
Step 4: Pour in enough lemon lime soda to bring the drink to the rim of the glass.
Step 5: Stir again to distribute the blue mix at the bottom of the glass.
Step 6: Garnish with maraschino cherries or a lemon wedge and serve immediately.
🍴 Recipe Tips
Making this non alcoholic blue lagoon is incredibly easy and fun, especially when you swirl the blue coloring around and watch the drink really take on its formal appearance.
You can adjust the amount of each ingredient added to the glass if desired. Simply add in more or less orange extract, ice, soda, etc. I think the amount of orange extract is perfect for a tall hurricane glass's worth of drink, but if you are using a smaller cup, it could be a bit strong.
For making this drink into its alcoholic version, simply add in one shot of vodka (or more if you like it strong). I've made this drink both with and without the shot of vodka and it's delicious both ways. Just remember to stir the vodka in so that it doesn't settle in one spot.
A blue lagoon drink is a tropical feeling drink made with ice, lemon, vodka, and blue curacao syrup. Our mocktail doesn't have any alcohol and instead makes its own DIY version of the syrup using simple ingredients you may already have on hand.
In the alcoholic drink, the reason is because of the curacao syrup, which is a blue-colored sweetened liquor made with bitter orange peels. In this mocktail, the blue food coloring is what helps to get the iconic blue color in every glass.
No, this drink is best made when ready to serve. The biggest reasons are that you want to make sure that the soda doesn't lose carbonation and that the ice stays cold. You can however make the simple syrup in advance and give it time to cool and thicken.
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Blue Lagoon Mocktail
- ½ cup Granulated sugar ($0.11)
- ¼ cup Water ($0.00)
- 1 Tablespoon Simple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon Orange extract ($0.01)
- 2-4 drops Liquid blue food coloring ($0.02)
- Ice Cubes
- 1 can Lemon lime soda ($0.25)
- Mix sugar and water in a small pot over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved or the mixture begins to bubble and then remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Add a tablespoon of simple syrup into the bottom of a tall glass.
- Add in the orange extract, blue food coloring, and stir.
- Fill your glass with ice.
- Pour in enough lemon lime soda to bring the drink to the rim of the glass.
- Stir again to distribute the blue mix at the bottom of the glass.
- Garnish with maraschino cherries or a lemon wedge and serve immediately.