The Blue Hawaii cocktail was invented in 1957 by Harry Yee, legendary head bartender of the Hilton Hawaiian Village (formerly the Kaiser Hawaiian Village) in Waikiki, Hawaii. Blue Hawaii is, not only a cocktail but a 1961 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Norman Taurog that starred Elvis Presley. The title of this cocktail was derived from the film’s hit song, which was also hit composed by Leo Robin for the 1937 Bing Crosby film Waikiki Wedding.
- 3/4 oz White Rum
- 3/4 oz Vodka (optionally)
- 3 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz Sour Mix
- 1/2oz Blue Curacao
- Garnish: Pineapple Slice, Maraschino Cherry
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 20-30 seconds or until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass or chilled hurricane glass over ice. Garnish with a pineapple slice and a maraschino cherry and serve.