Blue Butterfly Pea Curacao Syrup Recipe

This is a homemade non-alcoholic version of blue curacao using the blue butterfly pea flowers to create the blue-purple colour.  It is lightly-spiced and delicious.  Use the syrup to create interesting alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. 

As the syrup is heavier than most other beverages, it will sink to the bottom of the glass when added to juice or soda.  It is best to add the syrup to the glass first, then add ice, and slowly add your other beverage on top to create a layered effect.


  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon pieces (finely cut)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • Dried zest of 4 small oranges
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 heaped tablespoons blue butterfly pea flowers


  1. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Simmer for approximately 5-10 minutes (the longer it simmers, the thicker the syrup will become)
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Strain and pour into a sterlised bottle.  Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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