Blue Hawaii Cocktail

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The Blue Hawaii cocktail is a drink built with white rum, blue curacao, vodka, pineapple juice, and sweet-and-sour mix!

Blue Hawaii Cocktail Info

The Blue Hawaii cocktail was created at Honolulu’s Kaiser Hawaiian Village. A Dutch sales representative asked Harry Yee, a legendary bartender, to create a drink featuring the blue curacao. This Caribbean liqueur was made with the dried Laraha citrus peel.

Yee tried many variations before finally settling on a cocktail that included vodka, rum, sweet-and-sour, blue curacao, and pineapple. Today, the drink is recognized for its distinctive blue color, pineapple wedge garnish, and maybe even a cocktail umbrella.

A Blue Hawaii cocktail is usually shaken with ice before being strained into a tall glass. However, you can make it by simply blending all the ingredients. Yee may have modified his method to suit the preferences of each guest. Both versions taste great.

Blue Hawaii calls for a sweet-and-sour mix. You can choose from various bottled products at grocery and liquor stores or make it yourself. Making sweet-and-sour syrup is simple. Just mix sugar, water, and lime juice.

The Blue Hawaii is a well-known name in popular culture. It was invented two years before Hawaii became a state. It is also the most famous drink associated with Hawaii. Yee was the one who gave the drink its name. Since its debut, there have been many variations of the recipe, but this is the original recipe.

Blue Hawaii

Hawaii's most famous cocktail!


5 from 2 votes
Course: Drink, Cocktail
Cuisine: Hawaii
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 25 ml Vodka
  • 25 ml White Rum
  • 15 ml Blue Curacao
  • 90 ml Pineapple Juice
  • 30 ml Sweet-And-Sour Mix


  • Add the ingredients to your shaker!
  • Add ice and shake cold.
  • Take a highball glass or another tall glass and fill it with ice.
  • Strain your drink into the glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.
  • Serve!
Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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