A simple, well-balanced drink, the Aquadisiac is a refreshing blue beverage, made by mixing together rum, blue curaçao (a Caribbean liqueur flavoured with the dried peel of the bitter orange laraha), lemon juice, and orgeat (a sweet syrup made by combining almonds, sugar, and rose water or orange flower water). In case one doesn’t have access to blue curaçao, one can also use orange curaçao or triple sec with blue food colouring.
Curaçao is an island country, a neighbour of Aruba, with clean beaches and clear blue water. It’s from this island that the now-famous blue curaçao originates, made in a Dutch colonial mansion since 1896. Besides the blue, it's also sold as red, green, amber, and transparent or clear. It’s been made the same way for 115 years here. Dried peels, with spices and herbs, are put in cloth bags which are tied up with a rope and hung in a large kettle. Then, 96% alcohol is added and it's cooked for three days, much like steeping tea. After that, it's cooled and the liquid is distilled for three days. Sugar, alcohol, and water are then added, and finally, the liquid is coloured.
This curaçao then travels all over the world and is responsible for a variety of cocktails like the blue lagoon, midnight kiss, and of course the Aquadisiac.