Cocktail of the week: The Blue Hawaii

Spring is in the air and it’s time to introduce some outdoor cocktails to the mix, like this exotic eye-catching drink. Written by Sean Ludford, spirits writer extraordinaire of

The Blue Hawaii

This classic fluorescent cocktail, The Blue Hawaii was invented in 1957 by Harry Yee, legendary head bartender of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, Hawaii. The drink was created in response to a request by Bols, the Dutch liqueur specialist, to utilize their Blue Curaçao. The name is derived from the Bing Crosby hit of the same name. Elvis would later perform a cover of this song for the film, Blue Hawaii in 1961.

This cocktail became best known as a blender drink but the shaken version is far more appealing.


3/4 oz. Light Rum
3/4 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. BevX Perfect Sour Mix

Source: Classic, Harry Yee

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into a tall glass 3/4 filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a pineapple slice.


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