The Blue Steel

The Blue SteelRecipe
Photo: Andrew Purcell
In this festive tropical cocktail, rum is mixed with lime and passion fruit juices, then topped with vivid-blue curaçao.


makes 1 drink
Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes


2 ounces golden rum
1/2 ounce simple syrup (see Note)
1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 ounce passion fruit juice
1/4 ounce orgeat (almond-flavored syrup)
1 dash of Angostura bitters
Crushed ice
1/2 ounce blue curaçao
Orange and lime wheels, for garnish


In a cocktail glass, stir everything except the ice, blue curaçao and garnishes. Add crushed ice and mix with a swizzle stick or bar spoon, then pack more crushed ice on top. Pour the blue curaçao over the drink and garnish with orange and lime wheels.


To make simple syrup, simmer 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup granulated sugar, stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool.