Total Drinks Guide To Brighten Up Your Blue Monday
Ladies and gentlemen, take off the paper hats, put down the crackers and throw away the last remnants of the now dried-out turkey that languishes in your pantry; the seasonal festivities are over, and it’s time to get back to work.
But as we attempt to return to the daily grind of bills, early starts, overdue deadlines and dark nights whilst simultaneously dreaming of a faraway summer full of warm weather, holidays, social gatherings, and frivolities, first, we must survive the dreaded “Blue Monday”.
Blue Monday is the third Monday in January, also known as the most depressing day of the year, with credit card bills, bad weather, and failed New Year resolutions combined to create this downright dispiriting day.
So, what is there to do at such a gloomy time? Hide inside your home until Valentine’s Day rolls around? Allow yourself to be bogged down by all the stress and worries the new year brings?
Absolutely not!

Let’s learn some Blue Monday drink recipes, shall we?

Here at Total Drinks, we believe in a positive mental attitude regardless of the time of year, miserable weather or any other nightmare scenarios that are flung towards us in this dreary, dark, and depressing month of January.
So, let’s start the year as we mean to go along by turning Blue Monday into a cause for celebration, and what better way to do that than by sinking a few outrageously blue drinks?
If we’re starting to sound too positive and optimistic for you, then don’t worry; you’ve reached the end. Our essential collection of blue Monday drinks is just below!

Our Favourite Blue Monday Cocktail:

The Blue Monday Mimosas

These beautiful Blue Monday Mimosas are the perfect Blue Monday drink to beat the blues! Be sure to refrigerate your bubbly and your blue Curacao so your drinks will be chilled when you’re ready to drink!

Vital Info:
Yields – 10
Preparation time – 5 mins
Total Time – 5 mins

1 slice of lemon
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
¼ cup of Blue Curacao or Prosecco
2 cups of lemonade
Thin white ribbon (optional)


Step one: Place sugar on a small shallow plate. Rim each champagne flute with a lemon wedge and dip in the sugar. Divide Blue Curacao evenly between each glass. Fill halfway with bubbly, then top with lemonade.

Step two: If using, cut the ribbon into 6-inch pieces and tie bows on each glass’s stem.
Step three: Leave your troubles behind!

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The Blue Monday Punch

Your credit card bill has arrived, and this punch is the best way to cope. It has a magic power that allows us to forget our worries.

Vital Info:
Yields – 10
Preparation time – 10 mins
Total time – 10 mins
1 litre of Sprite
4 cups of seltzer
1 (75cl) bottle of Prosecco
1 ½ cups of AU Blue Raspberry Vodka
1 lemon, thinly sliced
3 cups of ice
Step one: Combine all the ingredients in a punch bowl. Stir to combine and serve in glasses.
Step two: Let the memory of your bills slowly slip away!
Recipe inspired by Lena Abraham.

Blue Monday Coolers

You'll think you're at the beach if you close your eyes whilst drinking this rum and coconut slushy. So why not treat yourself or a loved one with this blue Monday gift?

Vital Info:
Yields – 3
Preparation time – 10 mins
Total Time – 15 mins
4 oz of white rum
4 oz of blue Curacao
2 oz of coconut rum
¼ cup of cream of coconut
¼ cup of pineapple juice
4 cups of ice
Fresh pineapple slices (for garnishing)
Maraschino cherries (for garnishing)
Step one: Combine all ingredients with ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
Step two: Pour into four hurricane or highball glasses and garnish with pineapple slices and cherries.
Step three: Sit back, enjoy and dream of summer!
Recipe inspired by Laura Rege


The Blue Deathwish

30ml Sambuca
60ml Vodka
Lemonade (for top-up)
30ml Blue Aftershock
30ml Goldschlager
30ml Red Aftershock
30ml Tequila Silver
30ml Bols Blue Curacao


Step one: Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice. Stir and serve.
Step two: Slur your words.



Blue Monday Icicle Cocktail

To keep the Christmas feeling going a little longer, let’s use the corkey’s Schnapps Blueberry Glitter drink as a festive-themed starter drink before eating. 

Corkey’s Schnapps Blueberry Glitter
Diet Lemonade
Bols Blue or Blue Curacao

Step one: Fill half a cocktail glass with prosecco and fill the glass with crushed ice if desired.
Step two: Top up with diet lemonade, leaving a generous space at the top of the class.
Step three: Tip a one-measure portion of Corkey’s Schnapps Blueberry Glitter.
Step four: Drizzle in Bols Blue/Blue Curacao to finish.
Step five: Pretend Christmas isn’t over!

A Wicked Blue Monday

blue monday WKD cocktail
Fancy something naughty that’s not going to cost the earth? The Wicked Blue Monday is the perfect bad boy for you!

Blue Wicked


Step one: Add equal parts prosecco and Blue Wicked into a glass.
Step two: add a wedge of strawberry for flavour.
Step three: Marvel at your own genius