A Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is a drink that can be whipped up in 5 minutes and combines your favorite creamy coconut and pineapple fruity flavors into the perfect sip!
AN EASY EYE CATCHING COCKTAIL
Are you looking for an easy and delicious cocktail recipe? This Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is like a taste of the tropics in a glass. It’s a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for summer gatherings or just a relaxing night at home. It’s easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you can customize it to your own personal tastes by experimenting with different juices and types of rum. So grab your favorite drink pitcher and let’s get started making the perfect Blue Hawaiian Cocktail!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Blue Curacao is a type of orange-flavored liqueur that has a blue coloring added to it. It’s created by steeping the dried peel of the Laraha citrus fruit in alcohol and then adding sugar syrup and food coloring.
The main difference between a Blue Hawaiian cocktail and a Blue Hawaii drink is that the Blue Hawaii includes vodka, while the Blue Hawaiian does not. The Blue Hawaiian cocktail is made with rum, pineapple juice, blue curaçao liqueur. The Blue Hawaii drink is made with vodka, pineapple juice, blue curaçao liqueur, and sweet and sour. While both cocktails are delicious and refreshing, they are somewhat different in taste and presentation.
The blue curaçao makes it blue in color.
When searching for cream of coconut, it can either found in the baking aisle or more than likely, you will find it in the alcohol and mixed drinks aisle of your grocery store. Do not get coconut milk – it is not the same and it is not sweetened and will not taste good in this.
Cocktail cherries are a type of preserved cherry. They are usually soaked in a sugar syrup and flavored with almond extract. Cocktail cherries are used to garnish and decorate desserts, cocktails, and other drinks. You can find cocktail cherries in the canned fruit aisle at your local grocery store or in the baking section.
Yes, if you want to make a kid friendly Blue Hawaiian, try this recipe.
– 2 cups Blue Hawaiian Punch
– 1 cup pineapple juice
– 1 cup cream of coconut
In a blender, combine Hawaiian punch with pineapple juice, ice, and cream of coconut until fully combined and slushy. If it’s still too thick, add more Hawaiian punch until it gets to the consistency you prefer. Serve garnished with pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries.
I think that is what really makes this drink. It adds sweetness and the perfect coconut flavor. But if you don’t want to use it, just use a coconut flavored rum instead of a white rum.
Yes, instead of serving this on the rocks (over ice), just add the ice and the rest of the drink ingredients to a blender and blend until it reaches your preferred consistency.
Any leftovers can be kept in the pitcher and stored overnight in the refrigerator. Stir again before serving.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- white rum – I suggest using a white rum for this recipe. I used Bacardi Superior White Rum.
- blue curaçao – I use De Kuyper Blue Curacao, but you can use whatever brand you prefer.
- pineapple juice – I just purchase the little cans of pineapple juice. I like to put them in the refrigerator so they are already cold when I go to make the drink.
- cream of coconut – Coco Lopez is the brand I use. Make sure to stir well after opening. Some of the liquid separates from the sweetened coconut mixture so just give it a good stir before using. If you have leftover cream of coconut, consider making a Pina Colada Poke Cake with it!
- pineapple chunks and cocktail cherries – these are optional for serving. Cocktail cherries can be found where the other mixed drinks and alcohol are in your grocery store. You can also use maraschino cherries for a brighter red color.
HOW TO MAKE A BLUE HAWAIIAN COCKTAIL
In a large pitcher, add in one cup of ice cubes. Pour the white rum over the ice cubes. Then pour in blue curaçao.
Finally add the cream of coconut into the pitcher. Followed by the pineapple juice. Stir this mixture together well until all of the cream of coconut has been thoroughly mixed in (if necessary use a whisk).
To serve, pour cocktail mixture into a glass filled with ice Optional: garnish each glass with a pineapple slice and a cocktail or maraschino cherry. Note: I added the pineapple chunks and cherry to a toothpick and then inserted it into the drink.
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Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
- 1 cup ice cubes plus more for serving
- 1 ½ cup white rum
- ¾ cup blue curaçao
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- ½ cup cream of coconut Coco Lopez – stir well after opening
- pineapple chunks for garnish (optional)
- cocktail cherries or maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)
- In a large pitcher, add in one cup of ice cubes.
- Pour the white rum over the ice cubes.
- Then pour in blue curaçao.
- Followed by the pineapple juice.
- Finally add the cream of coconut into the pitcher.
- Stir this mixture together well until all of the cream of coconut has been thoroughly mixed in (if necessary use a whisk).
- To serve, pour cocktail mixture into a glass filled with ice
- Optional: garnish each glass with a pineapple slice and a cocktail or maraschino cherry. Note: I added the pineapple chunks and cherry to a toothpick and then inserted it into the drink.
- Please refer to my FAQ’s and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions.
- If you have any trouble finding these ingredients, check out the FAQ section for tips on where to look.
- Cocktail cherries are different than maraschino cherries.
- You can make this into a kid friendly mocktail. See my FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) above on how to do that.
- This can be made into a frozen drink if you want.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.