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Blue Curacao Liqueur

Blue Curacao Liqueur recipes and Information

Blue Curacao is a liqueur flavoured with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curacao. A non-native plant similar to an orange, the laraha developed from the sweet Valencia orange transplanted by Spanish explorers. The nutrient-poor soil and arid climate of Curacao proved unsuitable to, resulting in small bitter fruit on the trees.

Blue Curacao
was first developed and marketed by the Senior family in the 19th century. To create the Blue Curacao liqueur the laraha peel is dried, bringing out the sweetly fragranced oils. After soaking in a still with alcohol and water for several days, the peel is removed and other spices are added. Blue Alcoholic Punch, Blue Hawaiian Punch Alcoholic Drink, Blue Hawaiian Punch Cocktail, Blue Curacao Punch, Curacao Punch Cocktail, Blue Punch with Alcohol, blue curacao punch bowl

Blue Curacao Recipes
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The Blue Curacao liqueur has an orange-like flavour with varying degrees of bitterness. It is naturally colourless, but is often given artificial colouring, most commonly blue or orange, which confers an exotic appearance to cocktails and other mixed drinks

For any of us that enjoy visiting cocktail bars to enjoy a sophisticated drinking experience, Blue Curacao appears as the intriguing, blue-coloured bottle on the shelf behind the bar. As your tastes become more experimental, however, you’ll soon find that the interesting blue beverage appears as an ingredient in a surprising amount of cocktails.

History, Blue Curacao Liqueur

It was during this time in its history that the sweet Valencia orange was brought to Curacao, where the climate and soil proved unsuitable for its needs. This led to its evolution into the small, bitter laraha citrus fruit, whose peel is celebrated for its aroma.

The island of Curacao in the Caribbean resides just off the northern coast of Venezuela. It has had a chequered history of colonial ownership and is currently part of the Netherland Antilles, a set of islands which are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Before the Dutch West India Company took over in the 1600s, however, and established its capital Willemstad as a pivotal harbour in the south Caribbean (something which led to the island being a centre for piracy in the area), the island was used by the Spanish since the 1400s who sought to expand their empire in South America

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