Blue Hawaiian

Mix up a Blue Hawaiian, close your eyes, take a sip, and let your mind return you to paradise.

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Brian Webb

This article was published on May 31st, 2019

When you think about going on vacation, you look for tropical weather, beaches, sun, sand, ocean, and a lot of relaxing while you are away. Unfortunately, you might not have the time and money to hop on a plane and head for your favorite island. But could a cocktail be capable of whisking you away to a tranquil holiday in your head?

Few flavors possess the ability of transporting those tasting them thousands of miles away with a single taste. But the Blue Hawaiian is no ordinary cocktail. This electric blue bad boy has secret powers few can completely articulate. Let’s just say that with one sip of this alluring tropical mixed drink, and you’ll taste every bit of an island paradise.

Blue Hawaiians are so good and sweet, with their mix of coconut, rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice, that just the right hints of a beachside holiday erupt in your mouth. If you can get away, Blue Hawaiian make excellent poolside pals or beach beverages. If you are stuck at home or at work but could use a little mental escape: Mix up a Blue Hawaiian, close your eyes, take a sip, and let your mind return you to paradise.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 oz white rum 
  • 1 oz blue curacao 
  • 2 oz pineapple juice 
  • 1 oz cream of coconut 
  • 1 cup crushed ice 

Combine rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and crushed ice in blender. Puree on high speed until smooth. Pour into chilled highball glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

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