Blue Hawaiian with Yolo Rum

Featuring the flavors of Yolo rum, pineapple, and coconut, this exotic tiki drink will brighten up your day with a tropical twist.

How the Blue Hawaiian Came to Be

Bartender Harry Yee developed the Blue Hawaiian at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in 1957. Yee was asked by the Hilton’s liquor distributors to create a cocktail based on curaçao liquor. While many don’t know history behind the Blue Hawaiian, it became popularized during the advent of Tiki Culture and has remained a staple in Tiki Bars across the country.

Yolo Rum Blue Hawaiian Recipe

What You’ll Need:

1 Jigger
1 Cocktail Glass with ice
1.5 oz. Yolo Rum Silver
3/4 ounce creme de coconut
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
3/4 ounce blue curaçao liqueur
Maraschino cherries and pineapple wedge for garnish

Mix Up Your Own Version of a Blue Hawaiian with Yolo Rum

STEP 1 –

Fill a cocktail glass with rum and add ice

STEP 2 –

Add rum, creme de coconut, pineapple juice, and blue curaçao

STEP 3 –

Shake Well and strain into a collins glass filled with ice cubes

STEP 4 –

Garnish with cherries and pineapple wedge


For the frozen variation of a Blue Hawaiian, add all ingredients to a blender with 1 cup of ice, blend and enjoy!

Do You Know the Difference Between a Blue Hawaiian and a Blue Hawaii?

With so many delicious tiki drinks out there, it’s easy to confuse the blue Hawaiian cocktail with the blue Hawaii cocktail. Although both feature delicious tropical flavors and blue curacao, a blue Hawaiian cocktail is made with creme de coconut while a Blue Hawaii is mixed with sweet and sour mix. Not sure which cocktail you’d prefer? Try both and let us know!

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