Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii cocktail
Blue Hawaii
This neon-hued curaçao punch features vodka, pineapple juice, and sour mix.Michael Kraus

This neon-hued curaçao punch, invented in 1957 by Harry Yee, head bartender at Waikiki's Hilton Hawaiian Village, sets the standard for tropical cocktails. It first appeared in our October 2013 issue with the article A Toast to Paradise.

Blue Hawaii
This neon-hued Hawaiian punch sets the standard for tropical cocktails.
Yield: makes one cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice, plus wedge for garnish
  • 1 12 oz. vodka
  • 2 oz. Blue Curaçao
  • 1 12 oz. sour mix
  • 12 oz. half & half
  • Maraschino cherry and orchid (optional), for garnish

Instructions

  1. Stir juice, vodka, curaçao, sour mix, and half & half in a cocktail shaker. Pour over crushed ice in a hurricane glass; garnish with pineapple, cherry, and an orchid, if you like.