There's no need to pay for an expensive plane ticket and hotel reservations to enjoy a tropical island paradise, because with Hawaiian non-alcoholic drink recipes, you can go on an exotic journey in the privacy of your own home!
Tasty Hawaiian Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes
While many mixed drink recipes with a Hawaiian twist require copious amounts of liquor, some of the best Hawaiian drinks can be made alcohol-free simply by using fruit juices. Here's a list of some of the most interesting and flavorful Hawaiian non-alcoholic drink recipes for you to try. With just a few minutes and the right ingredients, you'll feel as though you're living in the lap of luxury.
Blue Hawaii punch is an interesting Elvis-inspired drink that's high in flavor and low on calories. Stir a packet of any blue-colored Kool Aid mix into a large punch bowl filled with a liter of club soda. Add enough Splenda to suit your taste. Place a bit of pineapple juice into the bowl for added color and flavor. Spoon low-fat ice cream into cups and pour the drink over top for a refreshing tropical-flavored beverage.
Hawaiian Island Surfer
Pour four ounces of orange sorbet into a blender along with a can of pineapple juice, an ounce of coconut cream (not coconut milk or coconut water, which will dramatically alter the consistency of your drink), and a cup of crushed ice. Blend all of the ingredients together for a few seconds until the consistency of the mixture is similar to that of a smoothie. Pour the mixture into goblets, and serve it with some chopped fruit, such as pineapple pieces and cherry pieces, floating on top.
Here's a great mixed drink that combines some fresh fruit with a tropical-tinged beverage. Slice up a single banana, and place it in a blender with 16 ounces of pineapple juice, three ounces of coconut milk and a tablespoon of white sugar. Blend the ingredients together until the consistency of the beverage is smooth, and then pour it into a large glass. This recipe makes only one serving, so be sure to scale up the ingredients if you're entertaining friends.
You don't need rum or any other liquor for a great Pina Colada. In fact you might be able to find all the ingredients you'll need in your kitchen already. The non-alcoholic Pina Colada requires two ounces of canned pineapple juice, an ounce of coconut cream and a half cup of crushed ice.
Combine all of the ingredients in the blender, and mix them together until they reach your desired consistency. Serve the beverage in a margarita glass with sugar on the rim, and garnish it with a generous slice of pineapple.
If you're in the mood for a heavier drink, try the rich and delicious sunny Hawaii. Combine a cup of orange juice, a cup of pineapple juice, half a cup for light cream, a splash of coconut juice, and a splash of lime. Mix all of the ingredients together with a half-cup of ice. Blend the ingredients until the mixture is extremely smooth. Pour the mix into a cocktail glass, and serve it with a scoop of citrus sherbet floated on top. Serve the drink while it's still cool, or it won't taste nearly as great.
The Mai Tai is a true tropical classic. Scoop ice into your cocktail shaker until it's filled just under halfway. Pour in an ounce each of sweet lime juice, orange juice, lemon juice and orange syrup. Add two ounces each of pineapple juice and almond-flavored syrup. If you like, add a splash of orange juice as well. Shake the ingredients vigorously for at least 30 seconds to infuse the drink with ice. Garnish the drink with any tropical fruit you like and serve.
Serving Your Drinks
Choosing the right Hawaiian non-alcoholic drink recipes for your party or occasion depends on your taste and your preferences. Regardless of which drink you make, you can serve your non-alcoholic drink in a cocktail glass for added fun and a tropical feel.