Blue Parrot

Legend has it that the blue hue of the flavorless liqueur curacao originally came from crushed beetles; today, food coloring is used.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August/September 1992


  • 1 lime wedge
  • Coarse salt, for rims
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup blue curacao
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed ice


  1. Rub the rim of each glass with the lime wedge. Spread salt on a small plate and dip glasses to coat rims. Combine remaining ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Serve immediately.


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