Here is a classic from 1957 that was created by the great Harry K. Yee who created this cocktail at the Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki after being asked by Bols Liqueur Co to help boost sales of their Blue Curaçao. He stirred this up and named it after Bing Crosby’s song “Blue Hawaii”.
This became super popular at the hotel and eventually made its way on to tiki menus everywhere. It’s a tasty cocktail for being so simple to make!
These specs are from an adapted version by Erick Castro (@hungrybartender) and features a house made blue curaçao (recipe below). The blue curaçao is great if you don’t want to commit to full bottle or can’t find a quality brand.
Photo by Elevated Craft Crew member, Steve Cervantes | Follow Steve on Instagram at: @s.cervantes
1 oz. White Rum
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
¾ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Blue Curaçao
½ oz. Simple Syrup
Pineapple and cherry (for garnish)
Combine all ingredients into your Hybrid Cocktail Shaker and shake with ice.
Pour into a hurricane glass and top with pebble/crushed ice.
Garnish with pineapple and cherry.
House Blue Curaçao
.25tsp blue food coloring
.75 cup simple syrup
1 cup Cointreau