The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

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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. For another delicious blue cocktail, try our popular Blue Lagoon recipe.

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail in a Hurricane Glass with a slice of pineapple
Blue Hawaiian

How do you make a Blue Hawaiian?

In a nutshell, you combine rum, blue Curaçao, coconut cream, lemon juice and pineapple juice with 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 colored, 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. To learn more about Curaçao read my article: Blue Curaçao: What is it, What Does it Taste Like and More

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail in a Hurricane Glass with a slice of pineapple

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. You can also use a stemless wine glass if you can’t find hurricane glasses anywhere although they are pretty common so it shouldn’t be much of an issue to find some.

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail in a Hurricane Glass with a slice of pineapple

Blue Hawaiian

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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 52 votes
Blue Hawaiian Cocktail in a Hurricane Glass with a slice of pineapple
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
1 person
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1.5 ounce rum pineapple malibu or standard white rum
  • 3/4 ounce Blue Curaçao
  • 2 ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 3/4 ounce Creme de coconut
  • 1/2 ounce Fresh lemon juice


  • Combine in shaker with ice and shake until cold.
  • Pour over ice.
  • Garnish with pineapple slice, cherry or orange slice as desired.

Recipe Notes

Pineapple Malibu Rum makes this amazing

Nutrition Information

Calories: 267kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 143mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin C: 11mg, Iron: 1mg

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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  1. Lisa says

    Very tasty! Years ago i went to bartending school and learned about this drink using regular Malibu Rum. It was good, but this drink, made with pineapple rum is amazing!5 stars

  2. Kaitlin B says

    Looks and sounds amazing! I did not notice if you had the measurements for a large crowd? Was wanting to make this for a group of 15-20. Thanks!

    • Mike Johnston says

      Other than telling you to times it by 20 which I realize can be a bit of a pain I don’t have any other Ideas for you sorry!

      Mike5 stars

  3. charlene says

    I love this drink it was the first thing I had when I got legal drinking age, lol. Can you please specify if the Creme de Coconut is a liqueur or are you meaning coconut cream?

    • Mike Johnston says

      It’s not a liqueur it’s a literal cream of coconut, comes in a can but there’s a different type that is not the same. Google it for examples.


  4. Kimberly Schwarz says

    Comment posted before I was finished. Did you purposefully leave out the cream of coconut? If so, is that because you find the drink to be better without it?

    • Mr. Kitchen Magpie says

      The recipe has been revised as it was hard to locate at the time we wrote this.5 stars

  5. Kimberly Schwarz says

    Blue Hawaiian always includes cream of coconut.

    • Kimberly Schwarz says

      Comment posted before I was finished. Did you purposefully leave out the cream of coconut? If so, is that because you find the drink to be better without it?

    • Don Williams says

      I love this drink! Looks great and tastes yummy!! I did try one minor change. Instead of coconut cream I used 3/4 oz. of Malibu Coconut Rum in its place. It makes to body a little lighter, but it is also very yummy!5 stars

  6. 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!

  7. Barb Johnson says

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

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