About Blue Hawaiian
The Blue Hawaiian is a tropical cocktail created by Harry Yee in 1957 as a result of a marketing tactic. It is one of the Tiki-style cocktails from the Polynesian Island.
Harry Yee came up with the recipe for the Blue Hawaiian while working at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort in Waikiki. The Bols had approached the bartenders at the resort to make a drink with the company’s product, which was the blue curacao, the orange-flavoured liqueur that gives the drink its universal blue colour. After experimenting for a bit, Harry came up with the recipe and created the Blue Hawaiian.
Blue Hawaiian or Blue Hawaii
Although the names of the two cocktails are practically almost the same, still Blue Hawaiian is different from Blue Hawaii.
Blue Hawaii is a green-coloured, sweet-and-sour drink created by mixing a little rum, pineapple juice, and sour mixes. The Blue Hawaiian on the other hand is the sweeter version and has quite a few variations. For instance, the coconut cream can be replaced by 7-Up or Sprite, to add a fizzier feel to the drink. Blending all these ingredients is also an option, but we would not want to blend a soda beverage in a blender for there are chances of it exploding. But we can always blend the non-carbonated part of the drink and add the soda on top.
- Use authentic pineapple juice, which is freshly pressed. Canned or packed pineapple juice is alright as long it does not contain added sugar
- Use freshly squeezed lime for enhanced flavour
- Premium quality of liquor, when it comes to the rum and curacao could make a huge difference for your cocktail, giving it the best of flavours
- Do not confuse cream with coconut cream. Be sure to buy the sweetened cream of coconut to make the perfect Blue Hawaiian
- Do not stir. The traditional Blue Hawaiian is shaken with ice, but you can always prefer to blend it.
- Take a blender and add one scoop of ice
- Add 60ml pineapple juice
- Add 60ml rum
- Add 15mllemon juice
- Add 10ml blue curacao
- Blend it till smooth
- Pour the drink into a tumbler
- Garnish with a cherry and fresh pineapple