23 Of The Tastiest Hawaiian Cocktails

Picture this, it’s a scorching hot day, music is playing, the sun is shining, and you’re lounging beside the pool catching a tan.

23 Of The Tastiest Hawaiian Cocktails

One thing is missing from this scenario that would make it the perfect day.

And that’s a cool, fruity, and refreshing cocktail. Hawaiian cocktails tick all of those boxes and they are absolutely delicious.

So let’s get making some tropical drinks that are absolutely perfect for the summer! 

1. Hawaiian Mimosa

Who doesn’t love a good mimosa, they’re simple, tasty, and are a staple of any brunch.

Well, we’ve taken that good old classic and revamped it a little bit.

We’ll be ditching the orange juice and swapping it with pineapple juice. Don’t worry the champagne isn’t going anywhere.

Plus we’ll even be adding a little coconut rum too to truly transport you to the tropics.

This mimosa will definitely leave you with a bit more of a buzz than a classic mimosa so bruncher’s beware.

2. Pina Colada

How many cocktails do you know that are so good that people write songs about them?

And while I don’t particularly enjoy getting caught in the rain, I do love a good pina colada.

It’s creamy, it’s pineappley, and it’s coconutty, what’s not to love? The hint of nutmeg, really just sets it apart too. Divine!

It’s such a popular drink and it’s also so easy to make. 

3. Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Blue cocktails always excite me because I just know that they’re going to taste amazing.

And if an amazing taste is what you’re after this cocktail certainly delivers.

To get that vivid ocean blue color, you’ll need some Blue Curacao.

Then you’ll also need tropical flavors such as coconut rum and pineapple juice. Oh, and you can’t forget the ice. 

If you’ve got a super sweet tooth you’re going to adore this cocktail.

Be careful though, one suck of a straw and you can easily guzzle the whole thing down in one. Trust me. I’ve done it before. 

4. Jack Sparrow Mango Sour

Jack Sparrow once asked ‘Why is the rum gone?’ Well, because we’ve used it to make these delicious mango sour cocktails!

Sorry, Jack but it’s just too delicious not to.

Shiver me timbers, this drink contains it all, mango rum, Bacardi white rum, orange liqueur, and mango pineapple vodka.

One sip of this and you too will feel ready to take on any adventure calling from the seven seas. 

5. POG Hawaiian Cocktail 

In case you aren’t aware, POG is a passionfruit orange and guava drink that is super popular across Hawaii.

And I can see why those flavors all compliment each other so well.

You can buy this from a local store, or you can go all out and make your own homemade batch, the choice is yours. 

Then of course it’s time for some alcohol.

Add some dry champagne and Malibu to the mix as well as a ton of crushed ice and some juicy and delicious tropical fruit, and you’ve got yourself a party in a glass. 

6. Tropical Rum Punch Slushies

What could be better than a slushie on a swelteringly hot day? A slushie with rum, of course!

What’s great is that they’re not too strong either, so it truly is just an enjoyable experience.

And speaking of enjoyable experiences, they’re super easy to make.

It’ll take no time at all to whip up a big batch which can then be chucked into the freezer until you’re ready for one.

I can’t think of anything better than having a frozen cocktail always on tap for when it’s needed. 

7. Mai Tai

You have to have been living under a rock to not have at least heard the name of this popular Hawaiian cocktail.

However, while everyone recognizes the name, most people don’t really know how to make one.

And that is just unacceptable. Now, this is quite a pungent little drink but oh does it have an unbelievable flavor.

It’s tangy, it’s strong, it’s still somehow sweet, and depending on the alcohol that you use, other flavors might be present too. 

All I know is that this is if you’re making Hawaiian cocktails, this one cannot be left off your list! 

8. Bahama Mama Hawaiian Cocktail

These beautiful sunset-colored drinks are perfectly Hawaiian-themed.

You’ll be mixing together rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine to prepare this delicacy.

One sip of this cocktail will transport you back to your favorite holiday, except this time you’ll have to make the drink yourself.

Make sure you’ve got plenty of ice to keep it cold and add a pineapple wedge on the side of the glass for that extra fancy feel. 

9. Hawaiian Lava Flow

Take one look at this fiery red drink with a top flayer of fluffy tasty froth and it’s not hard to see where it derives its name.

It really does look like lava. However, this is where its similarities to the molten liquid end.

When I first heard the name of this cocktail I was expecting liquor such as fireball which would give the drink its heat. 

However, I was surprised to realize upon my first sip that I couldn’t have been more wrong.

It’s creamy,  sweet, and super fruity. This cocktail is made with strawberries, pineapple, coconut cream, and you guessed it, rum (see also ‘30 Fruity And Fresh Strawberry Cocktails‘).

Is any Hawaiian cocktail complete without it? 

10. Spicy Tropical Bourbon

Do you like your drinks to have that hotter hit?

Well, we’ve taken as much heat as you’ll find in the Hawaiian sun and packed it into this sweet and spicy bourbon drink.

In this drink, you’ll get your kick from some Knob Creek Bourbon as well as some grapefruit jalapeno vodka.

This hot flavor is then complimented by some simple syrup, pineapple juice, and kiwi. 

11. Tropical Pineapple Coconut Sangria

Who said sangria (see also ‘20 Top Sangria Recipes‘) was exclusive to Spain? Not me. Oh no, this tropical punch is as Hawaiin as they come.

All the typical Hawaiin flavor combos are playing a part in this drink, pineapple, coconut rum, orange, and lime, as well as some white wine.

You’ll want to leave these flavors to marinate together in the fridge for about 3 hours or so, to get the most out of your drink. 

12. Watermelon Rum Punch

As far as refreshing flavors go, I don’t think you can get any better than watermelon.

I can’t think of a better drink for the days when you’re overly hot and bothered.

Watermelon, mixed with ginger beer (see also ‘20 Of The Most Tasty Ginger Beer Cocktails‘), as well as lemon juice and lime juice, and of course, our trusty old favorite, rum.

Everybody loves a pretty cocktail and the watermelon gives this drink a pretty pink color that is sure to impress your guests.

Don’t worry, I won’t tell them how easy it is to make if you don’t. 

13. High Tide

The tide is high, but I’m moving on, but this drink will always be my number one (drink.)

While most drinks on this list tend to be fairly strong and quite sweet, I enjoy the more muted tones and milder taste of the high tide.

And if you’re not a fan of rum, there’s some good news. This cocktail features Cointreau and whiskey (check out our favorite peanut butter whiskey drinks) as its liquor, but it’s subtle and not overstated or overly strong. 

14. Layered Miami Vice Shot

I absolutely adore Captain Morgan’s LocoNut rum and considering that rum is incorporated in pretty much every Hawaiian cocktail that exists, I just had to use it in at least one of my recipes.

And Miami Vice’s are such a holiday cocktail but I always struggle to get to the end of them.

So why not make a smaller condensed shot version. 

15. Frozen Coconut Mojito 

Ask anyone their favorite cocktails, and a mojito is usually in the top three. It’s just such an easy cocktail to drink.

It’s light, refreshing, and a little bit different from the other cocktails about.

And this is the perfect cocktail option because it has all the refreshment of a minty mojito with all the appeal of a creamy pina colada.

Oh, and it’s frozen so it’s perfect for those hotter days. 

16. Fruity Sorbet Wine Slushies

This is a pool-side cocktail if I’ve ever seen one, so if you don’t have the luxury of a pool at home, it’s time to blow up the kiddies inflatable one and close your eyes and let your imagination run while.

You’ll be sipping away at a mixture of sorbet, white wine, and frozen fruit that tastes so much like being at holiday, that honestly I could dip my toes in my back garden pond and still feel like I’m back at my all-inclusive retreat. 

17. Pineapple & Coconut Margaritas

Where are my margarita fans at? This one is for you.

I am usually a firm believer of if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, so I’m always a bit sceptical at first when I see a new take on an old classic.

However, in this case, it really is an improvement on one of my favorite cocktails.

The coconut milk adds some extra sweetness to a tangy drink making it much easier to sip away at. 

18. Strawberry Daiquiri

Speaking of classic cocktails. Did anyone say strawberry daiquiri? Well, if not, why not?

They are the ultimate summery drink. But I don’t need to tell any cocktail connoisseur that.

There’s no ice involved in this recipe, so no need to worry about one of your favorite Hawaiian classics being watered down here. 

19. Hawaiian Martini

I’ll take mine shaken, not stirred. Martini’s are a fairly popular cocktail, and everyone knows the famous drink from James Bond, right?

Well, this drink is a far away from home with this Hawaiian twist. In fact, it looks more like a tequila sunrise. I love two-tone colored cocktails because I think they just look so pretty.

And I’m sure your guests will love them too – they’ll definitely feature on an Instagram post or two! 

20. New Orleans Hurricane Hawaiian Cocktail

Yes, let’s address the elephant in the room. I know you’re thinking it. New Orleans isn’t hawaiian. Well, no.

But Hawaii can have hurricanes too and this Hawaiian drink just happens to have found inspiration from New Orleans.

Can you blame them? But this beverage is super sweet, totally tropical and amazingly addictive. 

21. Tropical Baileys Colada

Do you love pina colada? Of course you do. How about bananas? Baileys? If these are a few of your favorite things then it’s time to get excited as this is your dream drink.

It’s such a creamy, delicious and decadent treat you’ll feel like you’re drinking a milkshake (see also ‘33 Easy And Delicious Milkshake Recipes You Need To Try‘) rather than a cocktail.

And for all this, you’ll need just 5 ingredients. Creating great tasting cocktails has never been simpler (or cheaper.) 

22. Zombie

This drink was invented way back in the 1930s and it has aged like a fine wine.

Be warned though, this bad boy can really knock your socks off.

This vintage drink get’s its name as a zombie is exactly what you will become should you indulge in a few too many of these. 

23. Frozen Mermaid Margarita

I’ve saved the best till last! This mermaid cocktail is so heavenly.

It is without a doubt the prettiest cocktail of the bunch, and in my opinion it’s the nicest tasting one too.

Although I’m sure this drink gets its name due to its vivid color, I can’t help but wonder if it is named after the mythological creature because it’s a myth to me how something could taste so incredible.

A blend of tequila, triple sec, blue curacao, lime juice and honey means that you’ll be downing glass after glass of this magical mythological  mixture. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Alcohol Is Hawaii Famous For?

Hawaii is famous for a selection of liquors such as vodka, rum, and whisky.

They are most recognized for their Ocean Vodka. But in terms of cocktails, you’ll more often find rum than anything else. 

What Kind Of Drinks Are Served At A Luau?

Any hawaiian drink will go down a treat at a luau, but the blue hawaiian cocktail is probably one of the most popular, which considering how tasty it is, it’s not surprising. 

What Is Hawaiian Moonshine?

It is a modern version of an 18th century Okolehao. It is distilled from ti root and sugar cane and is 100 proof. 

Final Thoughts

Most Hawaiian drinks tend to be super sweet but hey, they are also super tasty.

There are so many different cocktails that will have you transported back to past holidays with palm trees, golden sands and ocean waves.

Give them a try, and let me know which is your favorite.

23 Of The Tastiest Hawaiian Cocktails

23 Of The Tastiest Hawaiian Cocktails

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