Invented in 1957 by Harry Yee, a bartender at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, the striking Blue Hawaii cocktail is named after a famous Bing Crosby song of the same name. It actually predates the even more famous Elvis Presley movie by four years. Yee created it at the request of a sales rep for Blue Curaçao, whipping up a blend of rum, vodka, curaçao, and various fruit juices. It’s fun, it’s tasty, it’s oh-so-blue.
Here’s how you make it:
- .75 oz light rum
- .75 oz vodka
- 1 oz Blue Curaçao
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- .25 oz simple syrup
- .25 oz fresh lemon juice
- .25 oz fresh lime juice
- Pineapple wedge, for garnish
- Cherry, for garnish
- Cocktail umbrella, of course!
- Add rum, vodka, curaçao, pineapple juice, lime juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a shaker tin with ice.
- Shake to combine and chill and strain over fresh ice in a Hurricane glass.
- Garnish with a pineapple wedge, cherry, and cocktail umbrella.