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Top 9 Mermaid Mule Recipes

Top 9 Mermaid Mule Recipes

In this blog post, we reveal the best Mermaid Mule recipes on the internet. Read on to learn how to impress everyone with this fun cocktail!

Introduction

The Mermaid Mule is a fun and delicious variation of the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. It’s made using blue curaçao in addition to the original Moscow Mule ingredients, which are vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. 

Blue curaçao is an alcohol made with the dried peel of a bitter orange known as laraha. Laraha is so sour that it’s unpalatable, but its peels have a pleasant aroma. The alcohol content percentage of blue curaçao is between 15-40 percent. 

While the Moscow Mule is a classic drink that’s quite popular, a chilled Mermaid Mule takes the cake. It’s absolutely delicious and will make those hot and humid summer days bearable and more enjoyable. In this article, we'll take a look at how blue curaçao is made and different creative Mermaid Mule recipes that you simply have to try. We guarantee that you'll make this unique drink an essential summer cocktail in your home!

How is Blue Curaçao Made?

The peels of the orange are dried, which brings out its sweet fragrant oils. These peels are then soaked in a still containing water and alcohol for several days. Afterward, the peels are removed, and other spices are added to the still. 

Curaçao liqueur has an orange-like flavor, with varying levels of bitterness. Naturally, this drink is colorless. Blue curaçao gets its dazzling shade from food colors such as E133 Brilliant Blue. While this is the traditional method of making curaçao, other distillers add flavors such as raisin, rum, chocolate, or coffee. 

9 Mermaid Mule Recipes You Need to Try

The Mermaid Mule can be prepared in a lot of ways, using different recipes. Here, we’ll take a look at nine cocktail recipes using blue curaçao liquor and ginger ale or beer, which is the common ingredient in every Mule recipe. 

The Classic Mermaid Mule

This drink recipe is the most similar to the Moscow Mule as it contains vodka, ginger beer, and lime. The blue curaçao gives it a brilliant look and turns it into a perfect cocktail for hot summer days. 

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Yields: 3 glasses 

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces blue curaçao 
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • 1-ounce ginger beer
  • ⅓ cup lime juice 
  • Ice 
  • Paper umbrellas for garnishing 

Instructions:

    1. Pour blue curaçao, lime juice, and vodka in each of the three glasses. Stir to combine. 
    2. Fill the glasses with ice and top off with ginger beer. 
    3. Garnish with the paper umbrella.

    Blue Coconut Mermaid Mule

      Instead of vodka, this cocktail uses coconut rum. This is an ideal choice for people who prefer rum over vodka. The aesthetic of this drink makes it perfect for themed summer holiday parties, such as Labor Day or the 4th of July. 

      Prep Time: 3 minutes
      Yields: 1 drink 

      Ingredients:

      • 2 ounces blue curaçao 
      • ½ ounce coconut rum
      • 3 ounces ginger ale
      • Ice
      • Maraschino cherry

      Instructions:

        1. Combine the blue curaçao, ginger ale, and coconut rum in a mixer. 
        2. Serve in a glass over ice. 
        3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

        Ginger Blues Mermaid Mule

          The Ginger Blues cocktail is a type of Mermaid Mule that uses kirsch brandy. This is a clear brandy distilled from fermented morello cherries. The cherries are sour and have dark red skin. With cherries being shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and antioxidant properties, this is a good brandy to use whenever you make your Mermaid Mule. Kirsch brandy introduces bitter-almond and cherry flavors into the Mule. 

          Prep Time: 5 minutes
          Yields: 1 drink

          Ingredients:

          • 1½ ounces of kirsch brandy 
          • 1½ ounces blue curaçao 
          • 1-ounce ginger ale
          • ½ ounce lemon juice 
          • Black cherries 

          Ingredients:

            1. In a cocktail shaker, combine blue curaçao, lemon juice, and kirsch brandy.
            2. Half fill a highball glass with cubed ice. 
            3. Pour the mixture into the highball glass and top with ginger ale. 
            4. Garnish with black cherries.

            Ginger Swing Mermaid Mule

              If you like your cocktail sweet, then you should try the Ginger Swing variation. It uses ginger ale instead of beer, which has zero alcohol content and a sweeter flavor profile. Since the ginger ale makes up most of this drink, this cocktail can be beneficial if you are not feeling your best.

              Prep Time: 2 minutes
              Yields: 1 drink 

              Ingredients:

              • 1½ ounces blue curaçao 
              • Ginger ale
              • Ice

              Ingredients:

                1. Put ice in a highball glass, then pour in blue curaçao. 
                2. Top with ginger ale until full. 
                3. Enjoy.

                The Ice Queen

                  For a vanilla flavor in your Mermaid Mule, try the Ice Queen variety. This interesting variation also includes raspberry liquor. The ginger ale will balance out the alcohol in the curaçao, raspberry liquor, and vodka, making it a smoother drink. 

                  Prep Time: 5 minutes
                  Yields: 1 drink 

                  Ingredients:

                  • 1-ounce vanilla vodka
                  • ¼ ounce blue curaçao 
                  • ½ ounce raspberry liquor 
                  • Ginger ale
                  • Cherries 

                  Instructions:

                    1. In a shaker, mix the vodka and raspberry liquor with ice then pour into a chilled highball glass. 
                    2. Top with ginger ale and add a cherry. 
                    3. Enjoy. 

                    Toxic Waste Mermaid Mule

                      While this variation has a less appealing name, don't let that stop you from enjoying it. Try a sweet, citrusy cocktail with this variation of the Mermaid Mule. For best results, use fresh orange juice concentrate. This variation has a natural, citrus flavor, and will provide you with a healthy dose of vitamin C and other nutrients that are good for your immunity. 

                      Prep Time: 5 minutes
                      Yields: 7 drinks 

                      Ingredients:

                      • 2 cups vodka
                      • 1 cup blue curaçao 
                      • 12 ounces orange juice concentrate 
                      • 24 ounces ginger ale 
                      • Ice

                      Instructions:

                      1. Mix the vodka, curaçao, orange juice, and ginger ale, then serve over ice in a cocktail glass. 

                      Irish Jig Mermaid Mule

                      For gin lovers, the Irish jig is an excellent choice. Depending on the type of flavored gin that you prefer, you can enjoy hints of spices such as juniper and cardamom, or herbs like mint, lavender, and rosemary in your beverage. Choose your favorite liqueur to complete the recipe. 

                      Prep Time: 3 minutes
                      Yields: 1 drink 

                      Ingredients:

                      • 1-ounce gin 
                      • ⅔ ounces liquor
                      • ⅓ ounce blue curaçao 
                      • 2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh
                      • Ginger ale
                      • Lime wedge 

                      Instructions:

                        1. Pour the gin, blue curaçao, liquor, and lime juice into a shaker and combine. 
                        2. Fill a cocktail glass halfway with ice, then strain the mixer into it. 
                        3. Top with ginger ale and stir. 
                        4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

                        Smurf Juice

                          Named after its blue color, the Smurf Juice cocktail has three simple ingredients and only takes a couple of minutes to make. With this cocktail, you stand to benefit from the strong antioxidant properties of white wine, which protect against cellular oxidative damage. 

                          Prep Time: 2 minutes
                          Yields: 1 drink 

                          Ingredients:

                          • 1-ounce blue curaçao 
                          • 1-ounce white wine
                          • 1-ounce ginger ale 

                          Instructions:

                          1. Combine ginger ale, white wine, and blue curaçao in a shaker with ice and shake. Pour into a cocktail glass and enjoy. 

                          Electric Shark


                          This recipe uses pineapple juice to give it a fruity flavor and aroma profile. In addition, it comes packed with vital enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins that present a myriad of health benefits. You get to choose your favorite spiced rum for a unique flavor. 

                          Prep Time: 5 minutes
                          Yields: 1 drink

                          Ingredients:

                          • 2 ounces spiced rum
                          • 2 ounces blue curaçao
                          • 1-ounce pineapple juice 
                          • Ginger beer
                          • Ice
                          • Cherry

                          Instructions:

                            1. Fill a mixer with ice and add blue curaçao, spiced rum, and pineapple juice, then shake well. 
                            2. Put ice in a cocktail glass, then add the mixture. 
                            3. Top with ginger beer. 
                            4. Garnish with cherry and enjoy. 

                              The Fun Party Drink 

                              If you were wondering what kind of drink can spice up your party, the Mermaid Mule is a great option. Not only does it have a fun color, but it can also be made in a variety of ways. Choose your garnishing well – whether cherries, lime wedges, or any other fruit of your preference – and enjoy this exotic twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Note that, like many other cocktails, the Mermaid Mule is best served over ice. 

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