Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

The Blue Hawaiian is a fun, refreshing cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and Curacao liqueur to create its signature blue color. Invented in Hawaii in the 1950s, this tiki cocktail will have you crooning like Elvis!


You don't need to be at the beach to enjoy a tropical and fruity Blue Hawaiian cocktail. This gorgeous drink is incredibly simple to make at home, but one sip will transport you to an island in the sun. Whether enjoyed poolside or simply after work, you'll love this Blue Hawaiian recipe.

Blue Hawaiian vs. Blue Hawaii

You may think these two names can be used interchangeably, but they're actually two different cocktails. Even though both cocktails have blue Curacao and rum, the Blue Hawaiian calls for cream of coconut while the Blue Hawaii calls for sweet and sour mix.

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail Ingredients

To make a Blue Hawaiian at home, you'll need to add these ingredients to your shopping list:

This recipe calls for light rum, which is what we recommend. But some reviewers like to use coconut rum to add a more fruity flavor.

Blue Curacao
Blue Curacao liqueur gives the Blue Hawaiian its iconic color.

Pineapple Juice
Pineapple juice adds a hint of tropical flavor.

Cream of Coconut
You can find cream of coconut with the non-alcoholic mixers in the grocery store.

Garnish your cocktail with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

How to Make Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Making this frozen cocktail is incredibly easy. Simply combine all the liquid ingredients in a blender with ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with pineapple and cherry.



  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 2 fluid ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 fluid ounce light rum
  • 1 fluid ounce blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1 fluid ounce cream of coconut
  • 1 pineapple slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry


Combine crushed ice, pineapple juice, rum, blue Curacao, and cream of coconut in a blender.
Step2: Blend on high speed until smooth.

Pour into a chilled highball glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.

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