Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii cocktail
The Blue Hawaii is a strong, colourful cocktail with a sweet-tart flavour. The drink can be served frozen with crushed ice, or on the rocks. The Blue Hawaii cocktail is named after the Elvis Presley movie Blue Hawaii.
The Blue Hawaii was created in 1957, when Dutch distiller Bols asked legendary bartender Harry Yee to design a drink that featured its blue curaçao.
This cocktail is often confused with a Blue Hawaiian which adds coconut milk to the drink for a creamier flavour.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • hurricane glass


  • 22.5 ml rum
  • 22.5 ml vodka
  • 22.5 ml blue curaçao
  • 22.5 ml sweet and sour mix
  • 90 ml pineapple juice

to garnish

  • cocktail umbrella
  • 1 pineapple wedge


  • Fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the vodka, rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice and sweet and sour mix. Shake well until chilled.
  • Strain the mix into a Hurricane glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cocktail umbrella.


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Blue curacao is a Caribbean liqueur made by using the dried peel of the laraha oranges. The result is a colourless liquid that has to be artificially coloured to look so tropically attractive.

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