Tipsy Bartender
Before we get into a little background information this Blue Hawaiian cocktail, here are some related cocktails you may like: the Pop Rocks Blue Kamikaze, the Raspberry Kamikaze, the Strawberry Kamikaze Shot, the Strawberry Skittles Kamikaze, Blue Kamikaze Jello Shots, and Melon Kamikaze shots. OK, now as far as this Beautiful Blue Hawaiian is concerned, you’re looking at a combination of rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut. This bad boy is also usually garnished with a pineapple slice and a cherry for some extra tropical island cocktail vibes. In general, this drink is great for tropical themed parties, or just for fun Friday nights with friends. The Blue Hawaiian is also usually served in a Tiki glass, and, c’mon, everybody loves it when a drink is served in a Tiki glass, right? If you’re wondering why it’s called a “Blue Hawaiian,” we don’t really know. All the Blue Hawaiian wiki page says is that it’s called “Blue Hawaiian” because it’s blue. But the whole Hawaii part, we’re not sure — probably ’cause it was first made in Hawaii? Maybe because it reminds people of Hawaii? We don’t know! Also, don’t confuse this with the “Blue Hawaii” cocktail; that’s a totally different drink. In all likelihood, the Blue Hawaiian is based on the Blue Hawaii cocktail, which was, according to Wikipedia, “invented in 1957 by Harry Yee, legendary head bartender of the Hilton Hawaiian Village.” It also seems that the “Blue Hawaii” name is indirectly related to the eponymous 1961 Elvis Presley film. Although the drink isn’t named after the title of the movie, but rather the name of the title track, which was composed by Leo Robin.

Related Drink Lists


Garnish: Pineapple Slice/Cherry

  1. Add ice to shaking glass and pour over rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice and cream of coconut. Shake well.
  2. Strain mix into ice filled serving glass and garnish with pineapple slice and cherry skewer.
Basic Bar Tools

Basic Bar Tools

More Like This
Popular Drinks
Trending Drinks

Green Tea Shot

Go green with this Irish whiskey shot! Even though this Green Tea Shot doesn't actually contain green tea, it still somehow tastes as if it does.


420 Liquid Marijuana Jungle Juice

Get litty with this tropical melon rum punch recipe!


Pink Panty Dropper Punch

This beerified vodka lemonade will have you holding on to your panties. So grab a glass and sip on this perfect pink vodka punch recipe.


Toilet Water

This berry vodka mixed drink is way tastier than the name suggests. Hydrate while you drink by combining vodka, Triple Sec, Mixed Berry Powerade, and lemon lime soda.


Blue Lagoon

This luscious-tasting lagoon cocktail combines vodka, Blue Curaçao, lemonade, and lime juice.


Taste the Rainbow

Taste the rainbow with this colorful fruity layered vodka cocktail recipe.


Captain on Acid Shot

Whip up one or a few of these layered coconut rum shots. With pineapple juice, grenadine, and blue curacao, it’s one colorful shooter recipe.


Jamaican Rum Punch

This classic rum punch recipe is heavy on the punch with three types of rum, tropical fruit juices, and a splash of grenadine.



This classic tropical cocktail will have you feeling like its namesake with three types of rum, apricot brandy, pineapple and citrus juice, and a touch of grenadine.


Miami Vice

With one side a strawberry daiquiri and the other a creamy pina colada, you can have the best of both worlds with this 2-in-1 fruity frozen cocktail.