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Blue Hawaii

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The Blue Hawaii is a vibrant, tropical cocktail that captures the essence of a beach vacation in every sip. With its striking blue color from the blue curaçao, this drink is not just a feast for the eyes but also a delightful mix of flavors.

The combination of vodka, light rum, pineapple juice, simple syrup, and a splash of lemon juice creates a sweet, tangy, and refreshing experience, perfect for hot summer days or any time you want to feel like you’re lounging by the ocean.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of a Blue Hawaii greets your palate with a burst of tropical sweetness, courtesy of the pineapple juice and simple syrup. The pineapple flavor is dominant but well-balanced, offering a natural sweetness that isn’t overpowering. The vodka and light rum provide a smooth, slightly warming undertone, blending seamlessly without overpowering the fruity notes. The blue curaçao not only adds its iconic blue hue but also introduces a hint of citrus and a subtle orange flavor that complements the pineapple beautifully.

As you continue to enjoy the Blue Hawaii, the tanginess from the lemon juice becomes more apparent, adding a refreshing zest that cuts through the sweetness and brings the drink into harmonious balance. The finish is clean and slightly tart, leaving a pleasant, lingering tropical flavor on the palate.

This cocktail is perfectly crafted for those who enjoy a sweet yet refreshing drink with a citrusy twist.

Tips & Tricks

Add 1 oz of coconut cream for a creamier, more indulgent texture and a richer tropical flavor.

Muddle fresh mint leaves in the shaker before adding the other ingredients to infuse the drink with a refreshing herbal note.

Recipe Card

Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii


  • 0.75 oz vodka
  • 0.75 oz light rum
  • 0.75 oz blue curacao
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice


  1. In a shaker add all your ingredients, plus ice.
  2. Shake very well to chill and combine.
  3. Strain into tall glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with pineapple and serve.

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