Mariposa-MartiniAt Mariposa Cruises we make a number of tasty concoctions behind our bars for our guests to enjoy. Just in time for the long weekend we thought we would share one of our favourite cocktail recipes, in case you’d like to try this at home.

Our Featured drink is the Mariposa Martini – our signature drink

This is a fun summer favourite with refreshing citrus flavours and an eye-catching aqua blue hue. It’s a perfect drink to sip on your back patio on a warm summer day or night but it is best enjoyed on the deck of any of our six boats overlooking the Toronto skyline and islands.

Here is our step-by-step guide to making your own Mariposa Martini at home:

What you’ll need:

1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Blue curacao
4 oz Sprite
Squeeze of lime



Step 1: Fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice.


Step 2: Add vodka


Step 3: Add blue Curaçao


Step 4: Add a squeeze of fresh lime


Step 5: Shake well


Step 6: Add Sprite

Step 7: Strain into a martini glass.


Step 8: Garnish with any of the following – a wedge of lime, a Maraschino cherry and/or an orange slice.


Step 9: The most important step – Enjoy!


If this sounds like too much work, our Mariposa bartenders will be more than happy to make you a delicious Mariposa Martini when you come aboard any of our cruises.

Join us for a scenic dining cruise, Harbour Tour or aboard one of our Sip & Sail Cocktail Cruises and try a Mariposa Martini for yourself.