Blue Glacier Martini

Summer is here!

And certain drinks (I’m looking at you Aperol Spritz!) just scream Summer. This one doesn’t necessarily scream summer, but I live in Miami, where it’s an Endless Summer and this citrusy, blue drink is perfect for cooling off after a hot day.

They served these Blue Glacier drinks on our Holland America cruise in Alaska and, after watching them float by on the Crow’s Nest all day, I couldn’t resist and finally ordered one. They were so popular, they’d run out of the pretty martini glasses they were served in, so mine came in a short glass. Disappointed, I switched it into a just-washed (and still warm) martini glass. I think the type of glass you serve drinks in makes a big difference, not just aesthetically, but also in the taste.

I’m not sure what was in the Glacier Drink served on the Noordam, but this version is basically a Cosmo, with a twist. The twist is using white cranberry juice, instead of red and a splash (1 ounce) of Blue Curacao for the pretty blue color. If you used red cranberry juice, it would turn this drink purple, not the Glacier Blue color we’re going for. If you want, you could rim the glass with sugar, but I just put my martini glass in the freezer to give it a frosted look. Having all the ingredients cooled also helps and the vodka can be kept in the freezer. After tasting this, I might up the lemon juice to 1 ounce, as it’s a little sweet.

Blue Glacier Martini

Recipe by gleeguilfordCourse: CocktailCuisine: SummerDifficulty: Easy



This is a Cosmo with a twist! The twist is white cranberry juice and Blue Curacao, to make a beautiful blue drink.


  • 2 ounces Vodka (you could also use white rum)

  • 2 ounces White cranberry juice

  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

  • 1 ounce Blue Curacao


  • Chill martini glass, if desired.
  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add vodka, white cranberry juice, lemon juice and Blue Curacao to the shaker and shake 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a martini glass and enjoy.

Recipe Video


  • You can rim the glass with sugar, if desired.
  • You could substitute white grape juice for the white cranberry juice, if desired.

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Published by gleeguilford

Born and raised in Miami, the daughter of a pilot and stay-at-home Mom, I love food in all forms. My great grandfather opened the first Italian restaurant in Miami in the 20's, The Boathouse on the Miami river. I love exploring my heritage and linking food and recipes to personal stories. I've been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love and wrote restaurant reviews and news as the Miami Dining Examiner for three years. I love exploring Miami's latest hot spots, hole in the walls and institutions. I'm always looking for innovative ways to use the plethora of tropical fruits and vegetables South Florida offers, especially from my own garden.

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