A tropical cocktail in your hand while you lounge in the sun is definitely a vision most people have when they think of a Hawaii vacation. Whether we are sitting in a hot tub, on the beach, or a quant restaurant on the sand we love experiencing the different local fare along with a signature drink.

Here are some of our favorite tropical cocktails:

Blue Hawaiian 

Ingredients:
3/4 oz. Light Rum
3/4 oz. Vodka 1/2 oz.
Blue Curacao 3 oz.
Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
Preparation:
Combine all ingredients and mix well. If using ice, mix the ingredients in a blender. Serve in a tall glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.

Lava Flow 

There are numerous variations for making a Lava Flow. This biggest difference is that some recipes use 1 oz. of light rum and 1 oz. of Malibu® coconut rum. When Malibu® coconut rum is unavilable you can use 1 1/2 oz. of light rum and 1/2 oz. of coconut cream.
Ingredients:
1 oz. light rum
1 oz. Malibu® coconut rum
2 oz. fresh or frozen strawberries
1 small banana
2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
2 oz. coconut cream
Preparation:
Blend the 2 rums and the strawberries in a blender to form a smooth paste.  Pour this mixture into a tall (Collins or Hurricane) glass. Rinse the blender. Blend the banana, the coconut cream, and the pineapple juice in blender with crushed ice until smooth. Pour this mixture into the glass with the rums very slowly and watch as the strawberry mixture oozes its way to the top along the sides of the glass creating the flowing lava effect. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and paper umbrella.

Hawaiian Mimosa 

Ingredients:
2 cups pineapple juice, well chilled
2/3 cup grenadine
1 (750 ml) bottle Brut champagne, well chilled
Preparation:
Divide pineapple juice among the 8 champagne glasses top with champagne glasses.
Spoon 1 tablespoon grenadine syrup into each glass.
Garnish with a pineapple cube.
Serve immediately.

Chi Chi

Ingredients:

1 1/2 fluid ounces vodka
2 fluid ounces cream of coconut
2 fluid ounces pineapple juice
1 cup ice
Preparation:
Blend all ingredients until smooth in blender.
Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.
 

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