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The Perfect Blue Hawaiian?
crazy al
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
Posts: 1872
From: CA
Posted: 2002-11-19 12:46 am   Permalink

Hey, this is just like the Discovery Channel !!
I say just go with the “blue drink” at the KonaLanes, Harbor Blvd. OC..
Talk about curdling!!!!!(see events: OC Bowl)

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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2002-11-19 12:07 pm   Permalink

Another good blue drink, courtesy of the Playboy drink guide, is the Blue Devil:

1.5 ounces Gin
0.5 ounce lemon juice
0.5 ounce Blue Curacao
Shake w/cracked ice and strain into cocktail glass. Simple but tasty.

Guy: "Do you like cocktails?"
Girl: "Sure!"
Guy: "Well, when I hear one I'll tell it to you."

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I, Zombie
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Joined: Jul 14, 2003
Posts: 539
From: the Les Baxter Grotto (Minneapolis)
Posted: 2005-01-06 6:48 pm   Permalink

Went back into the archives a bit to look for a Blue Hawaii topic. Tiki Central did not disappoint.

However, I wanted to post my simple recipe for a Blue Hawaii that I used to make all the time 5-6 years ago, but not so much anymore because I've grown accustomed to more tart drinks. This may not be for the tiki drinking connoisseur, but it it TERRIFIC for the rum guzzlin' "I like it sweet" hoards you sometimes have to deal with at a big party. Mix this up by the gallons and its a hit.

1 part Malibu
1 part Bols Blue Curacao
3 parts Dole Pineapple juice

Throw a handful or two of ice in a blender and fill with this mixture. Blend until smooth. If too sweet for your friends, add a little lime juice. Serve in a clear glass so people can get all excited about the color.

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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 943
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2005-01-06 7:09 pm   Permalink

awwww, my favorite drink.
It took me five years to develop my recipe for a Blue Hawaiian.
Tiki Ti has the finest Blue Hawaiian i have ever had. I have been told mine is a close second. Like all drinks though, a person's taste defines what is best (assuming someone is not mixing a blue hawaiian with PBR, mint jelly and cold duck)Without giving away the whole recipe, I do use cream of coconut and vodka and lt rum. My Blue is similar to Tiki Ti's, just a hair on the sweater side from the use of cream of coconut. And if you watch Mike or Mike Jr. make one, their "float" on top makes the drink. I have no shame in saying that I copied their float, but i also float another little something on top too. All in all, the Blue Hawaiian should be pretty strong, but as smooth as a lagoon.

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Doctor Z
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From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2005-01-06 8:40 pm   Permalink

Lady Velour (wife of Johnnie) was, until recently, a bartender. One time at a party at Johnnie's, she was behind the bar and 'invented' the most incredibly good tasting blue drink. I have no idea what was in it, but I'll never forget the name she gave it: "Hey - It's Blue!"
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Joined: Dec 23, 2002
Posts: 567
From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2005-01-06 10:14 pm   Permalink


On 2005-01-06 19:09, tikitanked wrote:
...assuming someone is not mixing a blue hawaiian with PBR, mint jelly and cold duck...

Quackermint Ribbon?

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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-01-08 11:04 pm   Permalink

DawnTiki wrote:
I am having a problem with my Blue Hawaiian's cream curdling.


[ This Message was edited by: DawnTiki on 2005-01-08 23:32 ]

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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 361
From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2005-01-09 5:16 pm   Permalink

Close but off the subject: Just last night we had dinner with friends at one of the many Mexican eateries in town. This particular establishment has a signature Tequilla based, red, drink. I think it's basically a Hurricane made with Tequilla in place of Rum. My friend ordered this but they were out of the stuff used to make it, so in it's place ordered a Blue Hawaiian. The waiter presented the drink and on turning to walk off mumbled something in Spanish. My friend got this "Look" on his face like one gets when another person crosses the line, "That M.F.'r just called me a bitch!" he told us. Considering we live in a town that considers most tropical drinks "girl" drinks, it's likely the case. The rest of us (including his wife) just laughed and continued to harp on him the rest of the night saying things like, "How's your Blue Hawaiian Bitch?"

BTW: Though listed on the menu as Blue Hawaiian I believe now it was a Blue Hawaii as my friend reported it tasting like Vodka and not Rum.

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Joined: Aug 23, 2006
Posts: 335
From: Houston, Texas
Posted: 2007-05-16 2:39 pm   Permalink

I just finished watching the latest TikiBarTV episode..."Blue Hawaiian"...which got me recollecting my younger days at many Waikiki bars and nightclubs, as well as many others throughout the islands.

Back in the 1970's at least, almost every bartender in Hawaii would cringe if anyone ordered a "Blue Hawaiian." Their standard humorous bartender response all over Hawaii was...

"The only Blue Hawaiian is a dead Hawaiian! It's called the Blue Hawaii!!!"

So, I saw the TikiBarTV episode using "Hawaiian" and came here to see what the conventional wisdom was these days. Which seems to be a little more gray than blue.

But my memory is very clear on this...at that time at least...there was no such thing as a "Blue Hawaiian" cocktail, except in mis-prints or uninformed bar patrons. Bartenders back then used to joke about it regularly and say things like, "If one more haole calls it a Blue 'Hawaiian' tonight...I'm gonna..."

Anyway...can't tell you how many times I heard bartenders correct the tourists on this, while I was lounging away an afternoon on some beachfront barstool. One of those bartenders very well might have been Harry Yee himself...as I was a regular at the Hilton Hawaiian Village back then. And I very much remember a friendly and funny bartender named "Harry" that was there all the time. If it was him (and I suspect it was)...I had no idea back then that I was being served by such a cocktail legend!

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