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Mini Bathtub Cocktails – Blue Curacao Halloween Drink Recipe

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Last Updated on January 25, 2024 by Leah Hall

This Bathtub cocktail recipe is a great Halloween cocktail, or for anytime of year. Served in a fun bathtub vessel, this What Lies Beneath cocktail is made creepier with fake body parts!


This blue curacao cocktail recipe combines Blue Curacao with vodka, sour mix, cranberry juice, orgeat and ginger ale for a pleasantly sweet drink. The What Lies Beneath is an easy cocktail recipe that’s smooth, refreshing and blue, which makes it perfect to enjoy at a creepy Halloween party among laughter and friends! If you want some more creepy Halloween cocktails, try our Specimen Cocktail, Blood Punch, Zombie Blood or Eye Candy Cocktails!


We love it when we come across a cocktail recipe that is just as beautiful to look at as it is to drink. Or creepy, because we put fake silicone body parts in the bathtub vessel! Either, or.


We got the idea for this one from the tales told about bathtub gin made and served out of actual bathtubs in the Prohibition era. This fairly simple cocktail is made whimsical in a cute holder of a tiny tub, and perfect for theme parties.


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How do you Pronounce Blue Curacao?

In basic terms a hard C to start and S for the second c. Like this ‘Cure-ah-sow’ not cur-ahh-kow, (rhyming with morocco) which we have heard from people many times before.


What does Blue Curacao taste like?

Blue Curacao is an orange flavored liqueur. It is from the island of Curacao. Curacao Liqueur is traditionally made with the dried peels of the laraha. Laraha is a bitter orange native to Curaçao.


Read more all about blue curacao on our post all about What is Blue Curacao?!

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Curacao comes in 5 colors, but you most often find it as blue, orange, or clear. But there is also green and red! You can make some fun holiday cocktails with those too, we are sure! (Puts in memory to use!)


But, all of them lend a great orange flavor to your cocktails, and can give it a gorgeous color!


Just remember that blue curacao tends to be sweeter than triple sec, so if you are subbing it for triple sec, you may not need simple syrup in the cocktail recipe you are making.


Ingredients Needed for the Bathtub Cocktail

These fun blue curacao Halloween drinks are fairly easy to make with just 6 ingredients.

  • Blue Curacao – we expound on this ingredient above, but basically this liqueur is a vivid blue color. The flavor is orange, even though it is blue. This gives great color to a lot of tropical flavored cocktails, some of which are classics like the Blue Lagoon or Blue Hawaii and our Tropical Getaway.
  • Vodka – The vodka we used in this recipe is basically just to boost up the alcohol level, otherwise this would be a super low ABV cocktail with just a liqueur.
  • Sour Mix – you can use your own homemade sour mix or store bought. This adds more fresh citrus flavor to the bathtub cocktail.
  • Cranberry Juice – This gave a slight bit of color, but not really, because it’s such a small amount. But, the tartness from the recipe was much needed so the drink isn’t so sweet.
  • Orgeatorgeat is an almond syrup with a dash of orange flower water. This can be made homemade like our orgeat syrup, or you can buy it at the store. This gives a bit of creamy texture as well as an opaque color in the drink.
  • Ginger Ale – This ginger ale is added for a bit of tartness as well as fizz. Makes the drink lighter.

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How to Make the Bathtub Cocktail

We named this one “What Lies Beneath” because as we were photographing it, with the fake body parts in it, and the blue liquid, it really reminded me of the movie, What Lies Beneath. So, we borrowed the name!


This cocktail needs a cocktail shaker, simply combine all the ingredients except the ginger ale to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into whichever glass you are serving in. Whether that’s a bathtub vessel or a rocks glass. Then, top with ginger ale and stir.


This bathtub cocktail recipe serves one, but we can easily see this in large pitcher at Halloween parties!


To make it punch style, just multiply the recipe by the number of drinks you need (per person) and add them into a large pitcher. Give it a quick stir and place it in the fridge for a few hours ahead of time, but minus the ice and ginger ale.


Although, you can prepare it right before the party and just don’t add ice, as the ice will end up diluting too much of that fabulous, fruity flavor. Instead chill it and then add it to ice filled glasses. or mini bathtubs!

Hand holding a white bathtub cocktail glass

Why a Bathtub Vessel?

Well, why not? So we got our hands on a bathtub cocktail glass and couldn’t resist making it a bit creepy with some body parts we used for making creepy Halloween ice last year for a cocktail class. It made our drinks creepy, so we wanted to do it again in these blue Halloween drinks.


It’s something fun, and different, and of course you can serve this cocktail without it in a bathtub, but we loved it for the photos and just the overall Halloween vibe we were going for. Try out some other Halloween cocktails with our Cynar Negroni, Key Lime Colada, or Poisoned Apple.


It’s eye catching and fun, but definitely not necessary to enjoy this blue curacao drink! Make this Hocus Pocus drink, or Sanderson Sisters Potion, too!


Tips & Tricks

  • Glassware – obviously we used the cute little bathtub vessel for this recipe. But, if you are serving for more than just yourself or want an easier way to serve, we suggest some rocks glasses with crushed ice. You could also use some tall tumblers, but this isn’t a super large drink. We also suggest a straw if you are using the tub option, here is a pink trimmed bathtub option.
  • Body Parts – these are optional. But funny in a bathtub cocktail. At least to us they are. 😉 I can find the hands, but not the feet, so here are the hands on Amazon.
  • Orgeat Syrup – if you are not wanting to make homemade orgeat syrup, or can’t find any at the store, there is a sub you can use. Regular almond syrup for drinks or coffee can be used. It won’t have the orange flower water like orgeat does, but it will get you close.
  • Cocktails – if you are wanting to do the bathtub cocktail for the bath scene in Harry Potter, there are some great other Harry Potter cocktails we have too! Try our Polyjuice Potion, Unicorn Blood or Bourbon Butterbeer!
  • Garnish – obviously we used the fake silicone body parts as a garnish, as well as a paper straw. But, there are some other choices. You could make this cute and fun with a rubber duck in the bath tub, or a little baby doll or Barbie for themed parties. You could also float fresh fruit on top of the drink.


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Yield: 1

Bathtub Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This blue curacao cocktail recipe is served in a super fun and spooky way, in a mini bathtub. We added some body parts to give it an even creepier vibe, perfect for Halloween!



  1. Combine all ingredients except ginger ale in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake to combine, pour into glass, or mini bathtub like we did, with crushed ice.
  3. Top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with small silicone body parts like we did, for Halloween. And with a straw to make it easier to drink.
  5. Cheers!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Sodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 3.3gSugar: 58.4g

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