Strikingly blue and sweet! One sip and you’ll taste that delicious coconut and pop of fruit juices.
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The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is one of the best tropical drinks in the world a perfect frozen cocktail to enjoy in the summer. Essentially, this cocktail is a colorful variation of the popular Pina Colada.
The perfect garnishment would be a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry and a chair propped poolside!
My husband and I don’t typically order alcoholic drinks, but if there is a blue cocktail on the menu he is sure to order it. When we first met, I thought it was kind of a silly thing to do, but now I can’t stop seeing blue drinks everywhere! I have to say, I am a fan of the blue drink.
Definitely, one to make at your next party! Perfect, fun drink for summer time.
- Coconut syrup – Instead of coconut rum or any light rum, for this recipe we will use a non-alcoholic coconut syrup. Becketts Non-Alcoholic Spirits have a NA Coconut Rum that you can use in place of the coconut syrup.
- Pineapple juice – Opt for pure pineapple juice, and not a pineapple juice cocktail drink.
- Blue Curaçao– Monin makes a non-alcoholic Blue Curaçao syrup.
- Creme de coconut – Don’t mistake this for Coconut Cream, they are NOT the same. Coconut cream is very thick and unsweetened. Cream of Coconut is syrupy and sweet. They are not interchangeable. Coco Lopez is a great brand. For this recipe, I’ll be using Coco Real Cream of Coconut. I like this squeeze bottle option!
- Fresh lemon juice – Use a handheld fruit juicer to get the maximum amount of juice. If necessary, bottled lemon juice will work too.
- Crushed ice – Crushed ice from your refrigerator works well, or you can use a blender to crush whole ice cubes to your desired “crush-ness”.
- Garnish: Fresh pineapple and maraschino cherries
How To Make
- In a cocktail shaker add ice, coconut syrup, pineapple juice, blue curaçao, cream of coconut, and lemon juice.
- Shake to combine and chill the ingredients
- Add crushed ice to a rocks glass. Strain the drink into the glass over the ice.
- Garnish with a pineapple slice and a maraschino cherry.
Make It A Slushy!
Making a slushy is incredibly simple! Add all the ingredients in a blender, and crushed ice. Blend on high speed until you’ve reached slushy consistency. Pour into your chosen glass and garnish with pineapple wedges and a cherry!
Blue Hawaiian vs Blue Hawaii
You can see why these two blue drinks might get confused.
Blue Hawaii– Bartender Harry Yee created this drink in 1957. A Blue Hawaii is made with rum (sometimes vodka), pineapple juice, blue curaçao, and sweet and sour mix.
Blue Hawaiian– Also called the “Swimming Pool” is essentially a Pina Colada, with added blue curacao to give it some orange flavor and blue color.
Mocktail -> Cocktail
Want to punch up the flavor of this delicious drink with some alcohol?
In addition to adding the coconut syrup, you can:
- Add 2 ounces of any rum you have on hand.
If you want to omit the coconut syrup, simply replace it with coconut rum.
~Enjoy this gorgeous drink responsibly
Of course, depending on the glasses you choose will determine how many mocktails you end up with.
- Using a highball glass? This recipe yields 2 mocktails
- Using a hurricane glass? These also can vary in size. Recipe yields 2 mocktails
- Using short or rocks glasses? Depending on size, the recipe yields roughly 3-4 mocktails
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