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Blue Hawaiian

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Directions

  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.

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More about the Blue Hawaiian

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.