Angelo Azzurro

Ciao, ragazzi! This Angelo Azzurro cocktail is straight from Italy in a beautiful blue color, full of citrus and gin. A simple and easy homemade cocktail recipe.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Angelo Azzurro, also called the Blue Angel Cocktail, is known for its beautiful blue color.

This drink only needs 4 ingredients and is a great martini recipe to serve up in the summer.

The Angelo Azzurro is one of the famous blue cocktails. Inspired by the vibrant hues of the endless azure skies and the tranquil depths of the vast ocean, this gin cocktail recipe was created in Rome in the 1980s.


Gin – This cocktail uses gin which shines and compliments the citrus notes with earthy flavors.

Triple Sec – A citrus flavored liqueur

Blue Curacao – This is how it gets the bright, beautiful blue color!

Lemon Peel – A great way to add freshness and citrus when you lean in to drink.


What does Angelo Azzurro mean?

Angelo Azzurro is Italian for “Blue Angel.”

What is the history of Angelo Azzurro?

The origin of the Blue Angel Cocktail is unclear, but it was invented in Rome in the 1980s.

What does azzurro mean in Italy?

Azzurro means “blue” in Italy.


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Angelo Azzurro

Angelo Azzurro Cocktail, or the Blue Angel Cocktail, is a simple Italian drink recipe made with gin and citrus in a bright blue color. A delicious martini for a dinner party or weekend.
5 from 13 votes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 drink


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Ice
  • Peeler
  • Martini Glass


  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 ½ ounces triple sec
  • ½ ounce blue curacao
  • lemon peel


  • Pour the gin, triple sec, and blue curacao into a cocktail shaker with a big scoop of ice.
  • Shake until cold, about 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon peel. Serve.
Keyword Gin, Martini

14 thoughts on “Angelo Azzurro”

  1. This looks like a lovely and refreshing drink. I will have to save this for our next cocktail hour. I’m sure my husband will love it!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow! This Angelo Azzurro Cocktail looks amazingly delicious and very tasty! A mouth-quenching drink that will be loved by many! I can’t wait to make this at home! Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    This beautiful cocktail was delicious and full of citrus flavor. This was my first time trying this cocktail and I’m hooked, thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Such a beautiful cocktail! We had friends over last week that love gin and I served them this. It was a HUGE hit with them! They all walked away with a link to your recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    What a fantastic drink recipe you have shared with us! Looks so pretty. I can’t wait to try this with my girl friends. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    Wow, this recipe is a beverage masterpiece! The presentation and taste were all top-notch. I felt like a professional bartender serving this at the pool 🙂


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