Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is a lovely shade of azure and hides a hot pink cherry at the bottom! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail. This is a favorite cocktail that I enjoyed while visiting the Delaware House and nearby Delaware Beaches. This Blue Hawaiian Cocktail serves as a delicious reminder of our time there. Its gorgeous color and white “foam” also reminds me of an exotic tropical sea.

The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is a lovely shade of azure and hides a hot pink cherry at the bottom! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is a lovely shade of azure and hides a hot pink cherry at the bottom! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Delaware House, as I named it, was my in-laws’ vacation home. My husband and I used to spend relaxing weekends at Delaware House when we had the time. Subsequently, for about a year and a half, we spent significant “unrelaxed” personal time renovating and updating the house for a recent sale. Additionally, I got to test my home staging skills as well as learning how to update an old 1970s style home. And, as part of our changes…I did paint the front door of Delaware House a lovely “Exotic Sea” color! And the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail certainly represents that gorgeous color!

The Delaware House with its Front Door painted in Valspar's stunning Exotic Sea (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The Delaware House with its Front Door painted in Valspar’s stunning Exotic Sea (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

The first time I tasted a Blue Hawaiian Cocktail was at a popular restaurant in Bethany Beach, Delaware called The Parkway. The Parkway is an upscale but casual restaurant located on Bethany’s “main drag.” Meat and seafood dishes crowd the menu and are best shared along with a beachy cocktail or glass of wine. And my favorite Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is always made specially by the bartender Michael! I haven’t exacted Michael’s version, but I’m happy with my recipe.

The original Blue Hawaiian Cocktail at The Parkway Restaurant in Bethany Beach, Delaware (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The original Blue Hawaiian Cocktail at The Parkway Restaurant in Bethany Beach, Delaware (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Traditionally, the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is made with rum. I’m not a fan of rum, so I substitute vodka instead. The pretty blue color comes from blue Curacao liqueur.

The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail served girly style in a Hurricane glass with an umbrella and fluffy hot pink feather slipper (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail served girly style in a Hurricane glass with an umbrella and fluffy hot pink feather slipper (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Also, I like to use a coconut-flavored vodka. You could also use creme of coconut. Add some pineapple juice and shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. I don’t use sweet and sour mix but you could add some to yours for a more traditional recipe.

Ingredients for the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Ingredients for the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

As a celebration of the sale of Delaware House, and an ode to the front door color, I invite you to experience the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail with the luxurious color of an exotic sea and even some bubbly sea foam on top!

Bubbly, foamy ocean waves and a beautiful tropical ocean blue are signatures of the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Bubbly, foamy ocean waves and a beautiful tropical ocean blue are signatures of the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Two other recipes came out of the Delaware House renovation and update activities. First, the Delaware House Ham and Cheese Sandwich. And, second, the Delaware House Breakfast Sandwich. These two sandwiches are great on their own. However, I would not necessarily serve them with the Blue Hawaiian Cocktail!!!

The Blue Hawaiian at The Parkway Restaurant (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The Blue Hawaiian at The Parkway Restaurant (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Enjoy!

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From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 oz plain vodka
1/4 oz coconut-flavored vodka or creme of coconut syrup
3/4 oz blue Curacao
3 oz pineapple juice
6 ice cubes

Martini glass or Hurricane-style cocktail glass

Tillen Farms Pink Blush Maraschino Cherries
Fresh pineapple chunk

Method:

Place a cherry in the bottom of a martini glass. Shake all liquid ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour the contents of the cocktail shaker into the martini glass and enjoy!

If serving in a hurricane-style cocktail glass, put the ice cubes in the cocktail glass. Shake the liquid ingredients in the cocktail shaker and pour over the ice. Garnish with a pineapple chunk and some cherries.

Makes one cocktail.

Variations: Use plain and coconut-flavored rums in place of the plain and coconut vodkas. Sweet and sour mix is a tangy addition. Add some additional pineapple juice and serve in a tall glass over ice. Garnish with half an orange slice just like the original at The Parkway Restaurant.

PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

Get yourself some Tillen Farms Pink Blush cherries just like the ones I’m using:

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The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail takes you on vacation any day (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail takes you on vacation any day (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

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