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 This Blue Hawaiian cocktail recipe is going to whisk you away and make you want to pull out the lawn chair, find some sun and bask the day away.

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

How do you make a Blue Hawaiian?

In a nutshell, you combine rum, blue Curaçao, pineapple juice and ice to make this delicious cocktail. You would combine these ingredients in a shaker with ice and pour into your glass of choice. See below for glassware recommendations.

What type of Rum tastes best in the Blue Hawaiian?

If you want to give the drink a bit more of a pineapple boost you can also use Pineapple Malibu rum which tastes amazing in this drink. Regardless of which one you choose, if you want to preserve the look, avoid using dark rums and stick with the light coloured, otherwise the blue from the Curaçao won’t come through as nicely.

What does Blue Curaçao taste like?

Curaçao tastes a bit like oranges and has a unique flavor that comes from the peels of the laraha citrus fruit grown on the island of Curaçao, hence the name.

Slip away to Hawaii and a warm beach somewhere with this deliciously tropical cocktail that's perfect for the beach or lounging on your deck.

Tips and Tricks To Help You Make The Best Blue Hawaiian Ever

  • In this instance, as you can see, I used a slice of fresh pineapple but common garnishes include maraschino cherries and orange slices as well.
  • Use a Hurricane glass or something similar as recommended below.
  • Avoid using dark rum so that you can maintain the beautiful color of the drink.
  • If you choose to use a cherry with orange slice combo as a garnish, use a cocktail umbrella through the center of the cherry and attach to the top of the orange slice like this:
    orange slice with cherry on top

What type of glass should you use for the Blue Hawaiian?

You can serve it in pretty much any type of glass but the standard one that is most commonly used is a Hurricane Glass such as the one below. In this case, we used a stemless wine glass, which is also a great choice.

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Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Slip away to Hawaii and a warm beach somewhere with this deliciously tropical cocktail that's perfect for the beach or lounging on your deck.

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1.5 oz rum pineapple malibu or standard white rum
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice


  1. Combine in shaker with ice and shake until cold.

  2. Pour over ice.

  3. Garnish with pineapple slice, cherry or orange slice as desired.

Recipe Notes

Pineapple Malibu Rum makes this amazing

Nutrition Information

Calories: 215kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 73mg, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin C: 5.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Heather C says

    Hello this looks amazing! We are having a luau this coming weekend and I was wanting to make a big batch of this Blue Hawaiian cocktail do you know how much of each ingredients I would use to make a 3 gallon beverage dispenser?

    Thank you!

  2. Barb Johnson says

    I had this drink in Cuba, it was my new favourite! Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

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