2 cl of vodka
2 cl of white rum
9 cl of pineapple juice
3 cl of sweet and sour mix
1,5 cl of Blue Curacao
The Blue Hawaii cocktail is one of the most popular Tiki drinks of the 1900s, thanks to the fame given by the eponymous film by Elvis Aaron Presley. The Blue Hawaii drink is not a masterpiece, rather it’s a very simple cocktail based on vodka, light rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice and sweet and sour. It is the classic blue beach cocktail, served in a tall Hurricane glass with a slice of pineapple, an umbrella and maybe even a cherry.
We don’t want to spend so much time beating Blue Hawaii, which in reality is not really bad, indeed it is quite clean and direct, considering the assumptions from which it was born.
Who invented the Blue Hawaii cocktail?
Born in 1957, when the head barman of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Henry Lee was commissioned to create a blue cocktail by Bols to launch its flagship product: Blue Curacao. Lee may not have pulled a rabbit out of the hat, but it didn’t even go so bad! The reason that prompted the good Yee to call him Blue Hawaii is quite obvious: just look at the sea where he dives every day.
It must be said that a few years later, after the release of the Blue Hawaii cocktail and the eponymous film, it was all a succession of tropical cocktails, including the Blue Hawaiian cocktail, which is nothing more than a Blue Hawaii cocktail with coconut cream or a blue Pina Colada.
Ingredients and doses for making Blue Hawaii cocktail
- 2 cl of white rum
- 2 cl of vodka
- 1.5 cl of Blue Curacao
- 9 cl of pineapple juice
- 3 cl of sweet and sour mix
How to make the Blue Hawaii cocktail
Use the extractor to make pineapple juice: this is the key. Do not use industrial juices.
Put everything in a shaker with ice, shake for 10 seconds and then pour into a Hurricane glass filled with ice. Decorate with a parasol and a slice of pineapple. Do not blend the cocktail. If you really want to make the Blue Hawaiian cocktail, here’s the recipe.