Hawaiian Drink Recipes
Mixing up a few Hawaiian drink recipes is a fun and fabulous way to spice up your party, whether you're in a tropical location or high in the snowy mountains. Bring a little bit of the topics home with you and throw a tiki-themed party that your friends will love!
Get a few tips and try the recipes in this slideshow.
Why do people love Hawaiian drink recipes so much? Perhaps it's because they are so colorful and fruity. You can pair any kind of fruit with a sweet alcohol, like light rum, and you'll have an instant tropical party in a glass.
Fruity Drinks as Snacks
Many Hawaiian drinks are known for having fruit juice or whole fruit in them; this means that they can double as a snack! Remember that it's healthy to eat fruit when it's warm outside since it can help rehydrate your body. When picking a Hawaiian cocktail, try to get something with fruit in it to help your body recover from the alcohol you're drinking.
Mai Tai Recipe
If you're making Hawaiian drinks, why not go for a tried-and-true classic? The infamous Mai Tai is always a good choice:
- 2 parts dark rum
- 2 parts gold rum
- 1 part Triple Sec
- 1 part Amaretto
- The juice of one lime
- 2 dashes of Grenadine
Shake well, and then strain into a highball glass with crushed ice. Garnish with an umbrella or a wedge of pineapple.
The Dark and Stormy Recipe
If you're looking for a darker drink for nighttime, the Dark and Stormy might be right up your alley. And be careful - this drink packs a punch!
- 2 ounces dark rum
- 3 ounces ginger beer or ginger ale
- Lime wedge
- Stir rum and ginger beer in a pitcher, making sure the mixture doesn't foam over from over-agitation.
- Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
The Blue Hawaii
Looking for a sweet treat that will remind you of the tropics? Try the Blue Hawaii! To make this infamous drink, follow these steps:
- 1 part light rum
- 1 part blue curacoa
- 2 parts pineapple juice
- 1 part cream of coconut
Add all the ingredients and one cup of cracked ice to a blender and blend for 15 to 20 seconds. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry to complete this treat.
Why not bring a little Hawaii home with you? There are countless tiki drink recipe books on the market. In the end, any colorful, fruity drink will work great in a tropical-themed party, but try sticking to drinks that include topical rums for a more authentic spread.
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