The Blue Hawaii

I’ve been looking for The Blue Hawaii for around 5 years, as well as recently– while vacationing on the Big Island– I located it.

See, method back when at a Sandals hotel in Jamaica ¹, I appreciated what was described as The Cactus Cooler at the hotel’s Mexican dining establishment. I returned residence understanding just that the exotic alcoholic drink consisted of pineapple juice as well as liquor, as well as it was one of the most remarkable (read: tastiest) food or beverage that I took pleasure in that evening. (Not remarkably, it does not show up that claimed dining establishment is open any longer.)

In this variation of The Blue Hawaii, I brighten the common sticky sweet taste of the beverage twofold by replacing fresh lemon as well as lime juice as well as a dose of powdered sugar– so it liquifies totally as well as provides the beverage a touch of opacity– rather than bottled pleasant and also sour mix, as well as making use of Cointreau (with a decline of blue food tinting to offer the alcoholic drink its hallmark shade) as opposed to blue curaçao. Be advised: the pineapple juice is far-to-skilled at covering up the charitable quantity of alcohol made use of in the drink– walk very carefully with this one!

P.S. Stay tuned for some non-cocktail dishes following week! Anything specifically you would certainly such as to see?

Heaven Hawaii

Heather Sage
Prep work Time: 5 mins

Makes: 1 mixed drink

Active ingredients

  • 4 ounces (1/2 mug or 113 grams) pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce (2 tbsps or 28 grams) gluten-free vodka (I such as Tito’s Vodka or Vodka Monopolowa)
  • 1 ounce (2 tbsps or 28 grams) white rum
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tbsp or 14 grams) Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tbsp or 14 grams) lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tbsp or 14 grams) lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (2 grams) powdered sugar, essentially to taste
  • 1 decrease McCormick blue food tinting
  • Ice/li>
  • > Pineapple wedge for garnish (optional)/ li>

> Instructions Shake it up: In a Mason container

( with cover, pint capability or bigger) or mixed drink shaker, incorporate pineapple juice with powdered sugar plus 1 decrease food tinting with a couple of dices of ice. Cover and also drink for around 30 secs, or till sugar is liquified as well as blend is chilly as well as foamy. Stress right into glass (regarding 10-ounce capability or bigger), include some ice or smashed ice, garnish with pineapple wedge and also offer!


¹ Full disclosure: This honeymoon location choice was greatly affected by an episode of The Office. Plus San Francisco winter season climate combined with the chaotic active periods of 2 monetary declaration auditors, your own genuinely and also Mr. Sage. However primarily The Office. Not an advised decision-making procedure!

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