Club Med Bahamas- Green Flash Cocktail

Green Flash Curacao Cocktail Mixed Drink Recipe

I can’t tell you how much I love Curacao, a flavored liqueur made from the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit which  grown on the island of Curaçao, hence, the name. The brilliant blue color, the bright citrus/orange tones and slight bitterness of this liqueur makes a perfectly delicious and beautiful cocktail.

When Brandt Johnson, the head bartender at Club Med Columbus Isle was setting up for the evenings Food & Wine Festival cocktail demonstration, I was stunned at the beautiful tray of brilliant green sea of Green Flash cocktails.

Green Flash Curacao Cocktail Mixed Drink Recipe

What’s  a Green Flash?  In the Bahamas, it’s a “natural tropical phenomenon occurring at sunset. Very rarely, on utterly cloudless occasions, and just after the sun has disappeared underneath the sea, a brilliant band of green light as wide as the sun itself will flash across the horizon.”

As beautiful as this natural wonder appears, this cocktail is as delicious. I personally have not experienced this amazing sunset sight, but I’m now obsessed with seeing it one day. Back in my college days, I was obsessed with the aurora borealis and now I can add this green flash light show to my wish list. It’s a big wish list in the making, but I have a whole lifetime to wait for it’s coming.

Until them, I have this fabulous cocktail to hold me over. It’s fruity, slightly bubbly and perfectly beautiful both in taste and beauty for any tropical setting.

This will hold me over until I see the real deal over the sunset one day.
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Green Flash Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1-2 Cocktails

Total Time: 5 min

Cocktail recipe compliments of Club Med Bahamas.


  • 1 ounce (30ml) Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) Blue Curacao
  • 3 ounces (90ml) orange juice
  • 3 ounces (90ml) sprite
  • ice
  • orange slice for garnish
  • maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Mix ingredients together, serve over ice.
  2. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
  3. Lean back, savor the tropical evening and enjoy.
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