Drink Recipe:: Blue Hawaiian

by Negronis Greg

Today we'll be talking about the Blue Hawaiian, a delicious tropical cocktail that will have you feeling like you're on vacation. So, let's dive in and learn all about this tasty drink!

Origin Story: The Blue Hawaiian was created in the 1950s by Harry Yee, a bartender at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, Hawaii. The drink was originally made with blue Curacao liqueur, pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix, and rum, and it quickly became a hit among locals and tourists alike.


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz blue Curacao liqueur
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • 1 cup ice
  • Pineapple wedge and cherry for garnish


  1. Fill a shaker with ice and add the light rum, blue Curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut.
  2. Shake well until the shaker is frosty.
  3. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry.

Who's making it best today: There are many bars and restaurants that make a great Blue Hawaiian, but one that stands out is the Tiki-Ti in Los Angeles, California. This bar has been around since 1961 and is famous for its tropical cocktails. They make a killer Blue Hawaiian, and the atmosphere of the bar is fun and festive, making it the perfect place to enjoy this drink.

Personal opinion: As a lover of tropical cocktails, I have to say that the Blue Hawaiian is one of my favorites. The combination of rum, pineapple, and coconut is perfect for a hot summer day or any time you want to feel like you're on a tropical island. I also think this drink pairs well with seafood, particularly grilled shrimp or fish tacos.

If you're looking to mix up your cocktail game and try something new, I highly recommend giving the Blue Hawaiian a try. It's a classic tropical drink that is sure to impress. Cheers!

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