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!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail

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.

High angle looking down into two blue Hawaiian cocktails with pineapple and cherry garnishes.

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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.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This is one drink that will keep you cool in the summertime and transport you to PARADISE! The only way to make it taste better would be if I was sipping it IN Hawaii," says Patty Cakes.

"Just sweet enough and totally delicious. Flavors were well balanced and tasted just as good as the ones we used to enjoy so long ago," raves VP5.

"I love coconut, so I love this drink. I used coconut rum and doubled the rum for extra kick. Very delicious," according to Renika.

Editorial contributions by Bailey Fink


  • 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


  1. Combine crushed ice, pineapple juice, rum, blue Curacao, and cream of coconut in a blender.

    Overhead of ice and cocktail ingredients in a blender.

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  2. Blend on high speed until smooth.

    Blue cocktail puréed in a blender with cherries, pineapples, and small cocktail umbrellas set to the side.

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
7g Fat
49g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 128mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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