Blue Parrot

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

  • Yield: Serves 4
Blue Parrot

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 freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed ice


  1. Rub the rim of each of four glasses with the lime wedge. Spread salt on a small plate, and dip glasses to coat the rims. In the jar of a blender, combine tequila, Cointreau, curacao, lime juice, sugar, and ice, and mix until smooth. Serve immediately in the prepared glasses.


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