Is Paradise on your mind? Yes, we are craving a nice holiday near Adam's Ale, and if there’s any drink to take you there, to feel the midday blues and reach the islands with just a sip to replenish your summer senses with the sweet & sour mix it's Blue Hawaii.
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Blue Hawaii is the unerring blend of the tropics composed of rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, and vodka, occasionally with its signature blue color, along with a maraschino cherry or a pineapple on top.
This drink from 1957 will make you relive the song Harley’s in Hawaii. That ravishing look and the tropical blue color, call you deep under the water. Its aqua vibe is here to serve you right! This drink is the closest reference that will make you feel like a part of the Elvis Presley movie “The Blue Hawaii”.
20 ml light Rum
20 ml vodka
15 ml blue Curaçao
90 ml pineapple juice (unsweetened)
30 ml Sour Mix
Ice (crushed and solid)
Start by adding vodka, light rum, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, and sweet-and-sour mix into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a cocktail glass on crushed ice.
Garnish with sliced orange or pineapple to the rim of the glass to give it that tropical feel.
Pierce the maraschino cherry with a paper parasol (umbrella) while letting it sit freely on the glass.
Food and beverages are first tasted through the eyes and then the tongue, so what seems aesthetic and appealing is surely what you would prefer to eat or drink. To give your dish the edge it requires and give you that Hawaiian feels, some tips which you can follow to lift the spirits of your Blue Hawaii are:
Use dehydrated fruit slices on your drinks, to give a hint of fruit and bite to the drink. Bab Louie & Co. has some fancy garnishes which will aid you to garner praise for your curation. When topped on the drink, the dehydrated pineapple is guaranteed to make you hydrated. If this isn’t enough to make you go by the bay, then we know that our next tip will surely do so. Using roasted pineapple soda water from London Essence Co. pops up that depth to the existing flavors with that zing you need. That slight elevation of flavors, through the warmth of roasted pineapple, is enough to make this drink the apple of your eye!
This drink can be unparalleled if you add some cocktail mixer to it and give it that extra dose of taste - Boozlo offers a wide variety of cocktail mixers from different brands, or what if you want to make this non-alcoholic? Your drink, your rules!
Looking to enjoy the carefree vibes with non-alcoholic drinks, some non-alcoholic beer or ginger ale for that earthy yet spicy flavor. Such beverages are available on Boozlo and can get you those brownie points for extra effort. If we were to suggest some of our favorite coolers, then newly added brands like Sipwise are here to back you this summer. Innumerable coolers, and even more flavors to leave you spoilt for choice.
But for the Hawaiian drink, we say, prefer using fresh citrus juices instead of bottled ones for an original and natural experience from scratch and to maintain the originality of the drink.