Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

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Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Cocktail umbrellas? Check! Colorful garlands and leis? Check! We’re dishing up all the islandstyle tiki vibes with this cocktail as it’s full of tropical flavor. So, line up the Hawaiian playlist, invite your friends and get ready to hula.

Here’s Our Blue Hawaiian Cocktail Recipe

You’ll have everyone going with the Honolulu flow with this easy Blue Hawaiian cocktail recipe. Let’s get shaking:




If you have a blender, make a grown-up slushie cocktail. 


Have a little tropical fun, use Skyy Pineapple Infused Vodka instead. 


Serve tiki-style snacks, like sweet and sour pork or spare ribs. 



1 Person

1.5 Oz

45 Ml

1.5 Parts

0.75 Oz

22.5 Ml

0.75 Parts

blue curaçao
0.75 Oz

22.5 Ml

0.75 Parts

cream of coconut
2 Oz

60 Ml

2 Parts

pineapple juice
0.5 Oz

15 Ml

0.5 Parts

lemon juice, freshly squeezed
To garnish, a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry



Pour the rum into a cocktail shaker with a good handful of ice.  


Add the blue curaçao, cream of coconut and pineapple and lemon juices. 


Shake until icy cold and strain into a hurricane glass filled with crushed ice. 


Garnish with the pineapple wedge, cherry and the brightest cocktail umbrella. 

Variations of the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Looking for a few twists on the original? We’ve got them all:

  • Try it frozen: add all ingredients and ice into a strong blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Tone down the sweetness: add a little more lemon juice.
  • Turn up the tropical taste: add a squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Make an extra foamy top: shake it a bit longer. Pineapple juice is jam-packed with proteins that will froth up perfectly.
  • Tweak the richness: use coconut milk or light coconut milk if cream of coconut is a little too rich.

Is a Blue Hawaiian the same as a Blue Hawaii?

While both cocktails are shaken with blue curaçao and pineapple juice, one look through the hurricane glass and it’s easy to tell the difference between the Blue Hawaiian cocktail and the Blue Hawaii cocktail! The former is creamy with coconut while the latter is clear without.

Our Blue Hawaiian cocktail recipe creates a creamy, sweet coconut cocktail that looks more like a Piña Colada with a touch of blue. The Blue Hawaii cocktail recipe however makes a clear, fruity cocktail without creamy coconut. Vodka is added to the rum base with a sweet and sour mix.

How to make a Blue Hawaii cocktail

The Blue Hawaii cocktail recipe is super simple. Split the Wray and Nephew rum equally with Skyy vodka, pouring ¾ ounce each. Reduce the blue curaçao by ½ ounce and add bit more pineapple juice (3 ounces). Add 1 ounce of sweet and sour mix or simple syrup with a squeeze of fresh lime. Then shake and strain over fresh crushed ice and garnish with pineapple.

The history of the Blue Hawaii and Blue Hawaiian cocktails

The Blue Hawaii cocktail first arrived on the scene in the late 50s, when legendary Honolulu bartender, Harry Lee, was given a bottle of the blue curaçao to play with by a visiting rep punting versatility of the Lahara citrus peel-infused spirit. The Blue Hawaiian cocktail recipe is probably a riff on the original Blue Hawaii cocktail. 10/10, would recommend both!

Other popular Hawaiian cocktails

Island-style cocktails are a vibe. If you don’t like Piña Colada, here are a few tiki cocktails for inspiration, we’re talking the Mai Tai, the Halekulani and Rum Punch. Got you in a tropical mood? Grab a few palm leaves and faux hibiscus flowers, decorate a home bar and throw a party.

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The Mai Tai tops the charts as the most popular drink in Hawaii. It’s a staple on every menu on the island even though it was created at Trader Vics in Oakland, California in the 40s. The Piña Colada is a close second.

Our Blue Hawaiian cocktail recipe holds a 15% ABV ranking, which is the equivalent to a glass of vino. Blend it with ice, and it’s diluted to much weaker sip, about 7% ABV.