Delicious tropical cocktail with a sweet mix of light rum, vodka, blue curacao, pineapple juice and citrus. Try a real tiki cocktail.

Blue Hawaii

Pineapple leaf


2.25 cl
2.25 cl
Blue curacao
1.5 cl
Pineapple juice
9 cl
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cl
Freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cl
1 cl
In 1957, legendary bartender Harry Yee was asked by a sales representative from Dutch distiller Bols if he could design a cocktail that included Bols' blue curacao. After experimenting with several variations, Harry Yee ended up with the combination of light rum, vodka, blue curacao, pineapple, citrus and sugar syrup that you can read above.

The cocktail is still known today for its garnish, consisting of a pineapple slice and a cocktail umbrella. Harry Yee is credited with making cocktail umbrellas popular because he added them to several of his creations.

The cocktail was invented 2 years before Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States in 1959.

In 1961 there was also a film with Elvis Presley himself, which, like the cocktail, is called Blue Hawaii.

How to make a Blue Hawaii

Prepare a hurricane glass and fill it up with crushed ice. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker tin and shake the contents with ice. The contents are then strained into the hurricane glass. Finish off by garnishing the cocktail with a pineapple slice and a festive cocktail umbrella. Then it's served.