Blue Hawaiian is a tropical cocktail that originated in Hawaii. While the exact origin of this cocktail is not fully known, it is believed to have been created in the 1950s or 1960s, during the height of Tiki culture and the popularity of fruity tropical drinks.
The Blue Hawaiian was likely inspired by its predecessor, the Piña Colada, which was first created in Puerto Rico in the 1950s. The Piña Colada gained popularity in the United States, leading to variations being created, including the Blue Hawaiian.
The cocktail gets its name from its vibrant blue color, reminiscent of the blue waters surrounding the Hawaiian islands. It is typically served in a tall glass, garnished with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.
The Blue Hawaiian gained a following among tourists and locals in Hawaii and became synonymous with the tropical paradise. Over the years, it has become a popular cocktail at tiki bars, beach resorts, and tropical-themed parties around the world.
BLEND ingredients with 6oz scoop of crushed ice
Pour into glass and serve with straws
- Use fresh ingredients: Fresh fruit juice and quality spirits will make a noticeable difference in the taste of your Blue Hawaiian cocktail.
- Invest in good rum and liqueur: A high-quality white rum and blue curaçao liqueur will elevate the flavors of your drink.
- Mix the ingredients well: Make sure to thoroughly mix the rum, blue curaçao, coconut cream, and pineapple juice together for a consistent taste.
- Add ice at the right time: Add ice to the cocktail shaker before mixing to chill the ingredients, but avoid dilution that may result from over-shaking with ice.
- Garnish with flair: Finish your Blue Hawaiian with a cherry and a tropical cocktail umbrella for a fun and visually appealing presentation.
- Play with variations: Experiment with adding a touch of lime juice or swapping some ingredients to create your own unique twist on the classic Blue Hawaiian recipe.
- Serve in the appropriate glass: Choose a tall glass with a wide opening to showcase the vibrant blue color of your cocktail and allow for easy sipping.
- Sip and enjoy responsibly: Remember to drink responsibly and savor each sip of your well-prepared Blue Hawaiian cocktail.