Invented in 1957 by Harry Lee, the legendary bartender of the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, this classic Hawaiian cocktail is actually not named after the 1961 Elvis Presley film of the same name. Instead, the name comes from the film’s title song, a hit composed by Leo Robin for the 1937 Bing Crosby film Waikiki Wedding. Regardless of how it got its name, though, the Blue Hawaii is a staple in bars throughout the state.
1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1/4 oz. Creme de Coconut
3 - 4 oz. Pineapple Juice
On the Rocks - Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Mix well and strain into a collins or small hurricane glass filled with crushed ice.
Blended - Combine with a scoop of ice in an electric mixer. Mix well (15 - 20 sec). Pour into collins or small hurricane glass.