Blue Motorcycle Drink

The Blue Motorcycle is a pretty, exotic blue-colored drink that’s perfect for any occasion. You don’t even require any special skills or lots of tools to make this simple yet stunning cocktail. It is tasty, refreshing, and has a great kick!
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About This Blue Motorcycle Drink Recipe

If you want to impress your friends or simply want to enjoy a refreshingly citrusy exotic drink, this Blue Motorcycle is the perfect cocktail to sip on!

The Blue Motorcycle was first designed during a 1972 contest as a more refreshing variant of the Long Island Iced Tea. Swap out the Triple Sec in the Long Island Iced Tea with Blue Curaçao and replace the cola with lemon-lime soda, and you have the Blue Motorcycle with a fresh, lemony taste!

Both Long Island Iced Tea and the Blue Motorcycle have a high alcohol content, so they are both considered strong cocktails — don’t be fooled by their smooth and refreshing flavor. However, despite the number of spirits required to put together the Blue Motorcycle, the addition of the blue curaçao makes this cocktail incredibly easy to drink.

Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients, this cocktail is also incredibly easy and fun to make — you don’t need to be an expert bartender to do it.

With its smooth, fresh, citrus flavor combined with the stunning blue color, this drink is a delightful way to get buzzed!

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What You Need for This Blue Motorcycle Drink Recipe

Blue Motorcycle Recipe Ingredients

Ingredient Notes

  • Vodka: The vodka only adds alcoholic volume and does not alter the cocktail’s flavor, so you can use any good quality vodka.
  • Rum: I have used white rum because its flavor is not overpowering despite its high alcohol percentage. Usually, Bacardi is the best-known choice for mixed rum drinks.
  • Tequila: A white or silver tequila that is not aged and doesn’t have a strong flavor would be best as it won’t compromise the final flavor of the drink.
  • Gin: Try to use a neutral dry gin that has a smooth consistency but is not overpowering with flavors.
  • Blue Curaçao: It is the most important ingredient in this cocktail because it provides a unique blue color. It is widely available and has a sugary but refreshing taste.
  • Lemon-Lime Soda: It gives the cocktail that refreshing and smooth flavor.
  • Toppings (optional): I have used a slice of lemon and a maraschino cherry to garnish my cocktail.

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Ingredient Substitutions

  • Rum: I have used white rum because its flavor is not overpowering, but you can use either white or dark rum. Just keep in mind that dark rum has a stronger flavor.

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Can I make a virgin Blue Motorcycle?

This cocktail has lots of spirits, and it is quite tricky to create a virgin version. However, you may try to recreate it with some blue cream soda, lime juice, and pineapple juice for a similarly citrusy sweet Blue Motorcycle mocktail.

Blue Motorcycle Drink

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Total Time 5 mins


A pretty blue cocktail with a refreshing taste, the Blue Motorcycle is easy to make, delivering a perfectly fresh, summery drink!

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How To Make Blue Motorcycle Drink Step By Step

  1. Fill your glass with ice.

    Blue Motorcycle Drink Recipe Step 1
  2. Fill up your cocktail shaker with ice, and pour vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and blue curacao into the mixer over the ice.

    Blue Motorcycle Drink Recipe Step 2
  3. Mix well for about a minute until the shaker is frosted on the outside. Pour the spirit mix into the glass very slowly using your strainer.

    Blue Motorcycle Drink Recipe Step 3
  4. Top up your glass with lemon-lime soda.

    Blue Motorcycle Drink Recipe Step 4
  5. Add your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

    Blue Motorcycle Drink Recipe Step 5


  • Make sure you do not mix the soda into the shaker; otherwise, when you open it, you’ll have soda all over your kitchen.