Tiki drinks can be really fun, the Blue Marlin is one of them. I particularly like the vivid colors they can make, especially blue ones. Technically I guess blue curacao is not a really high end ingredient, it basically triple sec with blue food coloring, but from time to time its fun to make something bright and vivid. Blue marlin checks all the boxes, color, style, and a ton of cherries. While it may look like a cocktail from 1980, the Blue Marlin is a pretty complexly flavored drink. No blender slop here.
Complex Blue Marlin?
It starts off with the usual suspects, rum, and citrus, just what we come to expect from a tiki. But we take a significant right turn, with Maraschino Liqueur and floral Orgeat. If you don’t have Orgeat I have a recipe here, and will post a link to amazon at the bottom if you feel the need to buy some. We like Liber and Co. Rum wise I recommend a split between a smooth Martinique rum, Clement VSOP, and a clean Honduran, the go to is Flor de Cana Extra Seco 4 year Silver. Glass is pretty simple, old fashioned will do and finish with four brandied cherries on a skewer. Like bait on a hook.
Yes, we realize blue drinks are rarely blue, they are typically green due to dilution of the curacao. We don’t make the rules, I guess if something blue goes in call it blue. Not sure I would want a drink called “Green Marlin”. Enjoy the Blue Marlin, it’s a great catch.
Clement VSOP Rhum, Flor de Cana Extra Seco Rum, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Blue Curacao, Orgeat, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice,
Try some of our other amazing tiki cocktails:
Green Flash Cocktail | Tiki from the Maps Edge |
Zombie | The Dangerous Tiki Cocktail |
Shrunken Skull Tiki Cocktail | Deadly Fun |
Merciless Virgin Tiki Cocktail | Classic Tiki |
Tropical Itch Cocktail | Rare Bourbon Tiki |
Mango Bird Cocktail | Riff on a Jungle Bird |
Need Some Stuff for the Blue Marlin?
Blue Marlin Tiki Cocktail
Tiki drinks can be really fun, the Blue Marlin is one of them. I particularly like the vivid colors they can make, especially blue ones.
- 1 oz Clement VSOP Rhum
- 1 oz Flor de Cana Extra Seco Rum
- 1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
- 1/2 oz Orgeat
- 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz Lime Juice
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with 6 to 8 small cubes of ice.
Dump all into an old fashioned glass.
garnish with 4 cherries on a skewer.