The Blue Hawaiian is a fantastic and fun tiki drink. It's filled with rum, pineapple, and coconut and, best of all, it's blue!
There's something alluring about blue cocktails. They're exciting and exotic and they're almost always tropical, which is exactly why we love them. The Blue Hawaiian fits all of these descriptions perfectly.
In essence, this is a blue version of the popular Pina Colada. It simply splits up the coconut to allow room for the blue curacao, which is an orange-flavored liqueur that is responsible for the drink's color.
You have two options when it comes to mixing this tropical summer cocktail. Shake it or blend it up, either way, it's a very easy one to make.
- Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes.
- Stir well.
- Strain into a collins glass filled with ice cubes.
- Garnish with the cherry and pineapple.
For the frozen version, simply pour the ingredients into a blender with 1 cup of cracked ice. This will be enough for two drinks, so be sure to share it with a friend.
How Strong Is the Blue Hawaiian?
Let's assume that you pour an 80-proof rum for your Blue Hawaiian and follow the recipe exactly.
It will delight you to know that this boozy tiki drink is not so boozy. It's actually surprisingly light at right around 15% ABV (30 proof). If you toss it into the blender, you will have an even softer drink that's around 6% ABV (12 proof).