Looking for a gorgeous tropical cocktail? Try this Mermaid Water drink! It’s made with coconut rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice.
Mermaid Water is a delicious tropical cocktail. It is a gorgeous blue-green color, like a mermaid’s tail. It has pineapple juice, lime juice, and coconut rum which gives it a fun tropical flavor. And blue curacao helps give it that beautiful color. It’s the perfect cocktail for a beautiful sunny day. Or when you just wish you were at the beach.
What is Mermaid Water?
Mermaid Water is a rum punch cocktail. It contains spiced rum, coconut rum, and blue curacao. The cocktail is sweet because it also contains pineapple juice. Mermaid Water gets its name from the beautiful green-blue color of the cocktail. The color looks kind of like a mermaid tail. It comes from combining the yellow of the pineapple juice and the blue curacao.
What is Blue Curacao?
Blue Curacao is a liquor made from the dried peel of the Lahara citrus fruit. It has a similar flavor to triple sec, which is made with orange peel. The liquor is dyed a vibrant blue color. Its color makes it a very popular cocktail ingredient because it makes for a prettier drink.
Ingredients for This Mermaid Water Drink
- Pineapple juice
- Spiced rum
- Coconut rum
- Blue Curacao
- Lime juice
- Crushed ice
- Lime slices
This Cocktail Pairs Well With:
This sweet cocktail pairs well with spicy dishes. The pineapple and coconut flavors cut down the spiciness. The tropical flavors also pair well with seafood dishes, like jerk shrimp.
How to Make a Mermaid Water Cocktail
This is a fun summer cocktail to make at home. To start, fill a hurricane glass or large stemless wine glass about three-quarters full with crushed or pebble ice. The smaller ice adds more dilution to the cocktail. And it looks prettier with the color of the cocktail.
Next, pour 6 ounces of pineapple juice over the ice. The small cans of pineapple juice contain 6 ounces of juice. I like to buy those when making individual cocktails because I only need to open one at a time.
Then add 2 ounces of spiced rum, 1.5 ounces of coconut rum, 2 ounces of blue curacao, and 1 ounce of lime juice. Stir with a straw or cocktail stirrer. The drink will turn a beautiful blue-green.
Garnish the Mermaid Water cocktail with lime slices. Add the lime slices into the drink itself, as well as to the rim of the glass. Pineapple or Maraschino cherries are excellent garnishes for this cocktail as well.
Can I Make This Cocktail in Bulk?
Yes! Mermaid Water is an excellent cocktail to make in bulk! It is essentially a punch, so it’s perfect for large gatherings. Use a large pitcher to mix the cocktail with a full-size container of pineapple juice. A large can of pineapple juice contains 46 ounces of juice. So use the whole can, then multiply the other ingredients by 8. That means adding 16 ounces of spiced rum, 12 ounces of coconut rum, 16 ounces of blue curacao, and 8 ounces of lime juice.
Serve the cocktail over ice because it tastes the best cold. But don’t use ice in the pitcher or it will water down the cocktail.
More Fun Cocktail Ideas
- Hurricane glass or stemless wine glass
- 6 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz spiced rum
- 1.5 oz coconut rum
- 2 oz blue curacao
- 1 oz lime juice
- lime slices
- Fill the glass about three-quarters full with crushed or pebble ice.
- Pour 6 oz of pineapple juice over the ice.
- Add spiced rum, coconut rum, blue curacao, and lime juice.
- Stir with a straw or cocktail stirrer.
- Garnish with lime slices in the glass or on the rim.