If a tropical vacation isn’t in your budget this year, consider making yourself a Blue Hawaiian Cocktail at home. With the flavors of coconut and pineapple, you can at least pretend you are on the beach.
There’s the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail and the Blue Hawaii Cocktail. The names are so similar, it can be confusing, but they are different drinks. The Blue Hawaiian has white rum and cream of coconut. The Blue Hawaii has rum, vodka and sweet and sour but no coconut.
The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is similar to a pina colada. Except it contains blue curaçao which gives it the blue color. It’s also similar to the Cherry Colada Cooler.
It’s a good drink in the summertime because of the tropical flavors. It’s sweet and creamy and also very refreshing. It can be made either on the rocks or blended. I typically serve it on the rocks because that’s how I like my drinks. I’ve included directions for both versions of the drink. The only change to the ingredients is the amount of ice used. More for blended, less for on the rocks.
It’s usually served in a highball glass. Mason jars are also a fun way to enjoy the drink.
Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
1 ounce white rum
1 ounce Blue Curacao
1 ounce cream of coconut
2 ounces pineapple juice
Maraschino cherry and slice of pineapple for garnish
On the rocks version
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously until the coconut is mixed.
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
Garnish with cherries and a slice of pineapple.
Put all ingredients in a blender with ice.
Blend to desired consistency.
Pour into a highball glass.
Garnish with a cherry and a slice of pineapple.
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