End your summer day with a sweet, fruity summer cocktail. It evokes feelings of being in an island resort, sitting by a cruise ship pool, or kicking back on a gorgeous beach. The best part is that you can enjoy this delicious drink at home. And, don’t you love the blue color?
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WHAT IS THE STORY OF A BLUE HAWAII COCKTAIL?
As the story goes, this drink originated in 1957 at Honolulu’s Kaiser Hawaiian Village by the bartender, Harry Yee. Mr. Yee developed the drink to promote Blue Curacao. It was a huge hit.
Today, there are many versions of this cocktail, but why not stick with the original?
WHAT IS IN THIS SWEET, FRUITY, SUMMER COCKTAIL?
This drink has three different liquors in it, so it packs a punch.
- Spiced rum. You could also use a Malibu Spiced rum for a note of coconut.
- Blue curacao. This gives the drink it’s signature blue color. It has a nice, mellow, orange flavor.
- Pineapple juice
- Sweet and Sour mix. Pick one that you enjoy.
Once you enjoy your Blue Hawaii Cocktail, keep the party going with a few more cocktail ideas:
- Sex On The Beach Cocktail
- Jalapeno Guava Margarita
- Quarantini Cocktail
- Brazilian Caipirnha Cocktail
- Rum Runner Cocktail
BLUE HAWAII COCKTAIL
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: Serves 1
This Blue Hawaii cocktail is the sweet, fruity, summer drink that you’ve been craving. It evokes feelings of sitting on a beach, by a tiki bar at an exotic resort, or a cruise ship pool. the best part is you can have one any time in your own home.
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce spiced rum
½ ounce blue curacao
3 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce sweet & sour mix
Pineapple wedge for garnish
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour the vodka, rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and sweet & sour mix over the ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is icy cold.
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a Maraschino cherry.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Starters - Cocktails
- Method: Shake
- Cuisine: Tropical
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