The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail


Though I love cocktail recipes as they are simple and look exotic, and I am always fascinated to know what gives these drinks such vibrant and beautiful colors. So here's what I found when I set to find what goes into a "Blue Drink". Its an ingredient called the "Blue Curacao", a sweet blue liqueur, distilled and flavored from the dried peel of bitter oranges. It can also contain distillates of lemons and curacao fruit, sugar and wine. This is used to induce color to several drinks, and one of the favourites for most people is the Blue Hawaiian! And if you can't find it, just add some blue food color; the drink is totally worth it even without the curacao!!

Ingredients
1/4 cup cream of coconut (thick sweetened coconut milk)
5 tbsp pineapple juice
2 tbsp Blue curacao (this gives the blue color to the drink)
1/6 cup light rum (optional)
orange or pineapple slices - to garnish

Method
Blend light rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut with one cup ice in an electric blender at high speed. Pour contents into a serving glass. Decorate with the slice of pineapple or orange and serve chilled. Cocktails are fun, and this one is a sure-shot winner with its taste and color!!


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13 comments :

Jenny said...

OOH!!! This looks fab! You are right, I could dip right into the acqua drink!!:)

thx for sharing! The blue color is perfect!

-jenny

Asha said...

That is beautiful! We make cocktails like that too, love it.Love the color !:))

Kribha said...

Mansi,
I don't drink alcohol too. But I have always been fascinated by the beautiful colors and glasses they come in. It's so nice of you to let us know what it is. Your drink looks fab. Love it.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Nice rich color Mansi.......I always love the various cocktail colors.....have never tried a lot though except for a few times.......Good one dear :-)

remya said...

colorful drink....lovely fab!!!!

musical said...

What a beauty!

Anonymous said...

Amazing, I love the color, and my husband will love the rum and liqeur:)

Rajitha said...

yum..tho i have had it..have never made it..should try this out..thnks :)

Sia said...

i got to look out for this blue curacao now:)

Richa said...

lovely :)

Sharmi said...

very lovely color to the drink! BTW your blog looks nice with all the new additions and changes!

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks Sharmi! first I thought the blog might be too colorful, but now that I have your feedback I feel much better!:)

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