11 Hawaiian Drink Recipes That Are Straight From Paradise

Hawaiian Drink Recipes

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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 with flavorful Hawaiian cocktails.

Mai Tai Recipe

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Anyone who has ever been on a Hawaiian vacation knows just how popular the mai tai is in Hawaii. And while the drink wasn't invented in Hawaii (so it's not a traditional Hawaiian drink), virtually every vacationer of legal age who enjoys a cocktail drinks at least one mai tai while they visit. Therefore, the mai tai has earned an honorary place as a Hawaiian cocktail, particularly when garnished with a pineapple wedge.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange-flavored liqueur
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce gold rum
  • 2 dashes of grenadine
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, orange liqueur, amaretto, rum, and grenadine.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with the pineapple wedge.

Blue Hawaii

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Ah, the blue Hawaii; it even has Hawaii in the name. It's an ocean-blue cocktail thanks to the addition of blue curaçao, a vibrantly blue colored, orange-flavored liqueur.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce blue curaçao
  • 1½ ounces rum
  • Crushed ice
  • Pineapple wedge and cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass, polo grande glass, or a hurricane glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup, blue curaçao, and rum.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a cherry.

Lychee Martini

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Lychee fruits are grown in the Hawaiian Islands; it's a popular fruit in the tropics. This martini-style cocktail capitalizes on this tasty tropical fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 1½ ounces lychee liqueur
  • ½ ounce coconut water
  • Ice
  • Peeled lychee for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass.
  2. In a mixing glass, combine the lychee liqueur, vodka, coconut water, and ice. Stir to chill.
  3. Strain into the chilled martini glass.
  4. Drop in a peeled lychee as garnish.

Frozen Pineapple Papaya Daiquiri

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While daiquiris are actually named after a Cuban beach (and invented by an American who visited Cuba), adding papaya to this frozen favorite gives it Hawaiian flare. Papaya grows in abundance in the Hawaiian Islands, and it has an enticing tropical flavor with slight, peppery notes that come from the seeds it contains.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 1 cup frozen chopped papaya
  • 1½ ounces pineapple rum
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • Lime wheel and papaya cube for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. In a blender, combine the lime juice, syrup, papaya, and pineapple rum. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the crushed ice and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into the chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and papaya cube.

Pineapple Kona Coffee Martini

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The only place in the world Kona coffee grows is on Hawaii's Big Island, and it's a world-renowned java. And, fresh pineapple is one of the delights of a visit to the Islands. This drink recaptures those two seemingly disparate flavors into a uniquely delicious Hawaiian mixed drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce Kona coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly brewed Kona coffee, chilled
  • 1 ounce pineapple rum
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pineapple juice, Kona coffee liqueur, Kona coffee, and pineapple rum.
  3. Add ice and shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled martini glass.

Tropical Macadamia Rum Punch

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You'll find some of Hawaii's best flavors in this tasty rum punch.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce macadamia nut liqueur
  • ½ ounce banana liqueur
  • 1½ ounces coconut rum
  • Crushed ice
  • Hollowed out pineapple for serving

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pineapple juice, lime juice, macadamia liqueur, banana liqueur, and coconut rum.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into the hollowed out pineapple filled with ice.

Coconut Cardamom Cooler

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This is a light, refreshing coconut cocktail that's perfect for an afternoon of surf and sun on a Hawaiian beach.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 dashes cardamom cocktail bitters
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 1½ ounces coconut rum
  • Crushed ice
  • 3 ounces coconut-flavored seltzer

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, cocktail bitters, simple syrup, and coconut rum.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Top with the coconut seltzer.

POG Highball

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POG, or passionfruit-orange-guava juice, was first conceived on Maui in the 1970s. Since then, it's been a grocery store staple throughout the US. With its wide availability, it's a great way to enjoy a taste of the tropics.

Ingredients

  • Crushed ice
  • 6 ounces POG (or 2 ounces each fresh orange, pineapple, and guava juice)
  • 2 ounces pineapple flavored vodka
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add the POG and the vodka. Stir.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Mango Madness Frozen Margarita

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Mango trees are everywhere in Hawaii, so it's a popular drink add-in. This margarita pairs mango, lime, and tequila with lychee liqueur for a sweet, smooth, tropical drink.

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge
  • Coarse salt
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce lychee liqueur
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1½ ounces tequila
  • ½ cup crushed ice

Instructions

  1. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a chilled margarita glass. Dip the rim in the coarse salt.
  2. In a blender, combine the lime juice, lychee liqueur, mango chunks, and tequila. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the crushed ice and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into the prepared margarita glass.

Frozen Kona Colada

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A Kona coffee-laced piña colada? Yes please! The traditional piña colada cocktail actually comes from Puerto Rico, but the addition of Kona coffee liqueur gives it a distinctly Hawaiian spin.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1½ ounces coconut cream
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce Kona coffee liqueur
  • 1½ ounces dark rum
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • Orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the pineapple chunks, coconut cream, orange juice, coffee liqueur, and dark rum. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with an orange wedge.

Sea Meets Sky Daiquiri

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This drink is as blue as the spot where the ocean meats the sky on a Hawaiian vacation, thanks to the addition of blue curaçao.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ¾ ounce coconut rum
  • ¾ pineapple rum
  • Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, blue curaçao, coconut rum, and pineapple rum.
  2. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and a mint sprig.

Fruity Hawaiian Drinks for a Taste of the Tropics

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Tropical fruit, coffee, ocean waves, warm breezes, sand, and blue sky. These are the sights, sounds, and flavors of Hawaii's aloha spirit, and you don't have to take a flight to the Islands to feel as if you're there. Enjoy these tasty tropical treats and imagine digging your toes in the sand as you watch the waves roll in and hit the beach.

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