Our Blue Cocktail Needs a Name! Enter Your Best Idea Today!

March 14, 2017 | By | Comments (305)

We are flat-out in love with our latest (electric blue!) libation. But there’s only one problem: It doesn’t have a name!

Our latest Cocktail of the Month is the ideal drink to sip while flipping through our April issue (out on newsstands now!), a celebration of all things blue, from bungalows atop turquoise seas to a Lowcountry beach house decked out in blue and white. Enter your best name idea for the drink for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of Coastal Living! (See all of our past winners here.)

How to Enter (See full contest rules here.):

  1. Enter anytime from March 10 until April 13, 2017.
  2. Suggest a fun, creative, and evocative name for the recipe. Explain the name in a sentence or two in the comments below (50 words or less).
  3. The winning recipe name (and your name, if you wish) will be printed in an upcoming issue of Coastal Living!

Photo: Jennifer Causey; prop styling: Claire Spollen; food styling: Chelsea Zimmer

How to Make Our April Cocktail of the Month:

Place 2 coupe glasses in the freezer for 10 minutes. Combine 6 Tbsp. pineapple juice, 6 Tbsp. (about 3 oz.) gin, ¼ cup (about 2 oz.) blue Curaçao, 2 Tbsp. (about 1 oz.) velvet falernum, and 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon) in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 large egg white, and fill shaker with ice. Cover and shake vigorously 30 seconds; strain evenly into chilled glasses. Garnish each cocktail with a lemon peel twist, if desired, and serve immediately. Serves 2.


  1. Sheri

    “Auquamarina” This blue drink is a beautiful match to the aguamarine stone (the birthstone for March). There is no better time to enjoy such a “gem” of a cocktail than in the springtime.

    April 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm
  2. Alana

    Name this cocktail:

    Tilted Tahitian Turquoise

    Everybody dreams of a trip to the warm gorgeous beaches of Tahiti and the soothing turquoise waters inviting you in for a dip. While you are there why not have this exciting new cocktail so you can imagine getting “tilted” in Tahiti!

    April 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm
  3. Anna Baria

    I think the cocktail should be called Bolt From The Blue as you described it as electric blue.

    April 1, 2017 at 12:24 pm
  4. Turquoise Sea Foam

    Reminds me of the foam at the edge of surf, pretty with the possibility of danger…

    April 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm
  5. D. Smith

    Coastal Dream

    April 1, 2017 at 3:10 pm
  6. Laureen

    Costa Azul
    Looks like tropical waters off a Caribbean coast.

    April 1, 2017 at 3:41 pm
  7. LV

    Blue Horizon

    April 1, 2017 at 6:08 pm
  8. Robin Ennis

    Blue Velvet…….blue for the color, velvet from the velvet falernum.

    April 1, 2017 at 6:36 pm
  9. angel f matamoros

    The Gulf Breeze

    April 1, 2017 at 8:36 pm
  10. Lisa

    The Paraiba Sip

    April 1, 2017 at 9:45 pm
  11. Karen Banks

    Tropico Turquoise- Soak up the tropical seas in a refreshing drink. You’ll feel tropical inside and out. Vacation in a glass.

    April 2, 2017 at 12:00 am
  12. Mindy Rulli

    How about “The Velvet Hammer”? My friend’s mother was called that…she was small, but would let you know in a quiet way that she meant business. I think that analogy is perfect for an alcoholic beverage!

    April 2, 2017 at 8:19 am
  13. Tammie Meadows

    The beach and ocean waves is my kind of paradise and anytime I can “steal away”, that’s where I want to go! And The drink is my favorite color– Teal!

    April 2, 2017 at 8:56 am
  14. A Simendinger

    Curacao White Cap
    Step off a dock, a beach or a pool deck and savor a chilled wave of tropical sweetness mixed with an ocean’s tang.

    April 2, 2017 at 9:13 am
  15. Cindy Tippett

    Aqua Velvet
    Coastal colorful and velvety smooth!

    April 2, 2017 at 11:14 am
  16. Jim Tippett


    Blue and Booze says it all.

    April 2, 2017 at 11:38 am
  17. Barbara Gilbert

    Blue Lagoon……add sunshine and white sugar sand; it’s paradise.

    April 2, 2017 at 1:03 pm
  18. Karen D Morris

    Turquoise Mist

    April 2, 2017 at 1:19 pm
  19. Diana L Doll-Maurer

    tidal wave… looks like the blue sparkling waters but it packs a punch.

    April 2, 2017 at 3:08 pm
  20. Teresa Adams

    Paradise Cove, it’s such a pretty color like the ocean, it’s like paradise.

    April 3, 2017 at 2:55 am
  21. Debra Bittner

    Ocean Splash
    Cause it looks as inciting as a splash in the ocean.

    April 3, 2017 at 8:40 am
  22. Debbie Baumgart

    Blue Surf
    It has the appearance of foam formed by waves breaking on a Caribbean seashore and the taste of a tropical paradise.

    April 4, 2017 at 12:47 pm
  23. Lynne Boll

    Seaglass Splash! The exciting surprise of finding sparkling seaglass, plus the refreshing hint of the surf splashing on the beach. Enjoy!

    April 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm
  24. Jonette Coram

    Smurf Surf…cause even characters need to chill!

    April 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm
  25. Julia H Byerly

    Blue Velvet. This includes the blue curacao and velvet falernum, plus it looks like it would go down smooth!

    April 5, 2017 at 9:48 am
  26. Sherrylee S Wheaton

    Mermaids Kiss ! Seeing it you are lured into the dreamy blue sea, and the frothing waves before you . Delightfully surprised by the coolness on your lips you imagine you are kissing a Mermaid from the cool Ocean. Your senses are teased by the sweet taste, smell of the pineapple, as the lemon brings your sour taste buds to life! Immediately, your mouth is delighted by the 3 way stroking of the gin’s juniper berries, the blue Curacao’s Lahara’s citrus taste, slowly the sweet,spicy, citrusy taste of the velvet falernum swims across your tongue, and hypnotises you in its spell, the Mermaids Kiss leaves you desiring more and more…..

    April 5, 2017 at 8:11 pm
  27. Vicky Little

    “Sunset on the Beach” . With a thin slice of an orange hanging on the rim (and into the drink), it looks just like the incredible sunsets on the 30A corridor of Destin, FL. The sun just melts right into the gorgeous turquoise waters at sunset. Absolutely breathtaking!

    April 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm
  28. Terry

    Who doesn’t want a nice tropical drink?! Blue Lagoon is my favourite!

    April 6, 2017 at 7:26 am
  29. Julia

    Turquoisey Sunrise… perfect waterside drink!

    April 6, 2017 at 2:54 pm
  30. Elizabeth Kilpatrick

    Sea Glass Blues – The ocean mist blue from the sea, served in a thick stemmed spirits glass, reminds me of a piece of beautiful blue sea glass on the beach.

    April 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm
  31. Brenda K. Green

    Name: Gulf Breeze
    It reminds me of the color of our beautiful Gulf here in Sarasota, Fl

    April 8, 2017 at 8:54 am
  32. travelicious33458

    A libation that laps over your tongue like blissciousness of turquoise seawater in a private lagoon
    Cheryl Batchelor

    April 8, 2017 at 10:43 am
  33. Angie Brainard

    Name: Teal A-peel – Who wouldn’t want this teal-y, fruity refreshing drink! Steal away and enjoy!

    April 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm
  34. Bruce Hollar

    The Blue Leggoon

    Comes with it’s own seafoam.

    April 8, 2017 at 3:11 pm
  35. Mitzi Bricker-Manda

    I think it should be “Jamaica Me Blue ” after all it is in the blue issue.

    April 9, 2017 at 9:19 am
  36. Thuy Daoheuang

    Twisted Velvet Trap

    A twist of lemon and a seductive a achohal trap

    April 9, 2017 at 9:21 am
  37. Janet Pierce

    Name: Ocean View
    Reason: The brilliant teal color of the overall drink brings out the child within. The foam on top reminds one of the lavish sea foam; a lemon curl at the top represents a colorful piece of coral.

    April 9, 2017 at 12:49 pm
  38. Jean Whatley

    MERMAIDS DELIGHT With its lovely blue color, it is perfect to just dive into. Plus it has tasty treats us mermaids like. I would definitely add the lemon twist for a touch of sunshine. This drink is perfect for a mermaid queen.

    April 9, 2017 at 1:08 pm
  39. Suzanne Bianchi

    Blue Hawaii – Evokes the senses with cool blue waters and coastal breezes for an escape into paradise any time or day.

    April 9, 2017 at 8:20 pm
  40. Beth Bengermino

    Aqua Daze-Imagine yourself in a dreamy state viewing the blue-green ocean. You are at peace and enjoying the summer breeze.

    April 10, 2017 at 9:13 am
  41. Tricia Tudeen

    “Coupe-L Up with Me” inspired by the name of the glass & the fact that two of these might make you want to spend some time with your honey!!

    April 10, 2017 at 12:02 pm
  42. Debbie Baumgart

    Bluenami (Blue Tsunami)
    A large blue wave of delicious, frothy, tropical goodness.

    April 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm
  43. Christine Fiacco

    Gin-tle Breeze: Gin is the primary spirit in the drink, and the blue curaçao gives it a pretty blue tint that looks just like the water off the beaches of 30A on a calm, breezy day.

    April 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm
  44. Cindy

    Blue Edge
    It’s neon color is just on the edge of blue. Like looking out on the horizon of turquoise blue waters of the Florida Keys.

    April 10, 2017 at 7:05 pm
  45. Tommy Lee

    i think it should be called The Tiffany because of the color looks so much like the jewel company

    April 11, 2017 at 7:40 pm
  46. Megan M.

    Name: Coastal Dreams

    It makes me think about taking a vacation.

    April 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm
  47. Michelle Kalanja

    cur (acao) for the blues

    April 12, 2017 at 6:20 am
  48. hyacinth69

    “Blue Danube”, because the Coastal Living issue is all about blue and open waters.

    April 12, 2017 at 7:28 am
  49. Carole

    Blue lagoon at sunset. Because it reminds me of swimming in a beautiful lagoon, and the lemon reminds me of the sun setting.

    April 13, 2017 at 6:31 pm
  50. Jean Rowley

    Rhapsody in Blue, because I would be ecstatic while enjoying this cocktail.

    April 13, 2017 at 8:42 pm

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