One Blue Hawaiian cocktail recipe is 3/4 ounce of light rum, 3/4 ounce of vodka, 1/2 ounce of Blue Cura?ao, 3 ounces of pineapple juice and 1 ounce of sweet and sour mix. Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and mix well, or put them in a blender with ice. Pour the mixture into a tall glass and garnish with a cherry and a pineapple slice.
Variations on the recipe add 3/4 ounce of creme de coconut and exclude the vodka. BettyCrocker.com's recipe suggests serving the drink in martini glasses after chilling them in the freezer for a few hours. You can also decorate the rims of the cocktail glasses by dipping them first in egg whites, then in coconut flakes. The Blue Hawaii recipe on MarthaStewart.com uses lemon juice and simple syrup, which consists of sugar boiled in water, while the recipe on JamieOliver.com uses white rum, Blue Cura?ao. coconut cream and pineapple juice.
Bartender Harry Yee created the Blue Hawaii, or Blue Hawaiian, in 1957 while working at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa. The drink was a reason to use the company's new liqueur, Blue Cura?ao, in a new cocktail recipe.