Virgin Blue Hawaiian Mocktail

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Let’s make a virgin Blue Hawaiian mocktail! This refreshing blue mocktail recipe has notes of citrus, pineapple, and coconut flavors, for a delicious tropical drink you’ll LOVE!

virgin blue hawaiian drink topped with purple flowers and fresh pineapple

It’s getting HOT outside! We’re spending plenty of afternoons and weekends at the pool, which means we need some great ways to cool off.

Enter: The Blue Hawaiian!

This virgin Blue Hawaiian mocktail recipe is based on the tropical flavors of a piña colada, with the addition of blue curaçao to add extra notes of citrus and orange and a beautiful blue aquamarine color that looks like a pool or the sparkling Caribbean ocean.

Talk about a fun summer drink! This pretty blue mocktail is easy to pull together and tastes like a tropical vacation. It’s such a fun treat on a hot summer day!

Ready to make one? Here’s what you need to make this easy recipe…

ingredients for a virgin blue hawaiian mocktail

Simple Ingredients To Get Started

So what’s in our virgin Blue Hawaiian drink recipe? This sweet coconut pineapple mocktail centers around a few star ingredients:

  • Blue Curaçao Syrup. This gives the Blue Hawaiian its signature aqua blue color! Make sure you buy Curacao SYRUP not Curacao liqueur! We’ve used Monin and Torani brands with good results, but there are lots of great brands out there these days! (Our list on Amazon has a few great options!)
  • Cream of Coconut. This drink traditionally calls for sweetened Cream of Coconut (Creme de Coconut). Though it’s often sold near cocktail ingredients, it’s non-alcoholic. We like Goya Cream of Coconut brand, but Coco Real is another common option.
  • Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice. This adds brightness and acidity, which helps cut through the sweetness. I especially love lime juice here, but lemon works, too! (Some Blue Hawaiian recipes use sour mix, but I find the flavor of fresh lemon or lime juice hits better for me.)
  • Pineapple Juice. I prefer 100% pineapple juice, but you can also pick up light pineapple juice.
  • Sparkling Water or Coconut Water. To fill out the drink and cut the sweetness a bit. Sparkling water will add some fizz, while coconut water adds electrolytes. Take your pick!
  • Lots of Ice Cubes! If it’s not an ice cold mocktail, I don’t want it!

Wait. Is There Alcohol In Blue Curacao?

What Makes a Blue Hawaiian Blue? It’s the curaçao syrup! Instead of just adding blue dye, you’ll combine the Blue Curaçao syrup with yellow pineapple juice and citrus juice to get a bright aqua blue color. It’s gorgeous! But is curacao alcoholic?

First, let’s clear something up. There are two different blue curaçao products. The first is the famous blue curaçao LIQUEUR, which DOES contain alcohol. The second is Blue Curaçao SYRUP which is almost always non-alcoholic.

To keep this a non-alcoholic drink recipe, be sure to ONLY use Blue Curacao SYRUP, like Monin, or Torani. Avoid curacao liqueur, which contains alcohol.

making a blue hawaiian mocktail step by step

How To Make A Blue Hawaiian Mocktail, Step By Step

As always, you can find the full recipe with ingredient amounts, detailed instructions, and tips in the recipe card below!

  1. Start With Ice. Fill a 10-12 ounce glass with ice cubes. 
  2. Combine blue curaçao syrup, cream of coconut, lime juice, and pineapple juice. Stir with a straw or cocktail stirrer until just combined. Pour over ice.
  3. Top Off The Drink with sparkling water or coconut water. 
  4. Garnish with a slice of pineapple, lime or lemon, or edible flowers. (Or, try a maraschino cherry or cocktail umbrella!)

PRO TIP: It’s common to serve a Blue Hawaiian drink in hurricane glasses, but any 10-12 ounce glass (like a Collins glass or tall glass!) will work!

two blue hawaiian mocktails garnished with lime slices, fresh pineapple, and purple flowers
virgin blue hawaiian drink in a smoky glass

FAQ + Tricks For The Best Blue Hawaiian Drink

Try A Frozen Blue Hawaiian! For a frosty twist, you can blend the drink with 1 cup ice instead of pouring it over ice. A frosty Blue Hawaiian mocktail is a delicious way to cool off on a hot day!

Can I Add Alcohol? I don’t drink, but the traditional Blue Hawaiian cocktail recipe uses white rum or light rum (usually 3/4 oz.-1 oz.) so you could add some to turn it into a cocktail. (Stick with a lighter color so the blue can shine through!)

What’s The Flavor of a Blue Hawaiian Drink? Because of its sweet coconut and pineapple notes, the closest thing I’d liken it to is a piña colada. Then, the curacao syrup adds orange and citrus notes to finish it off. It’s definitely a sweet drink!

Serving This To Kids? Add a few swedish fish! It looks like they’re swimming in the ocean. 

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Virgin Blue Hawaiian Mocktail


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  • Author: Emily Dixon, Sweets & Thank You
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Drink 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Description

This refreshing blue mocktail has notes of citrus, pineapple, and coconut, for a delicious tropical flavor you’ll LOVE! 


Ingredients

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For The Drink:

  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 ounce Blue Curaçao Syrup* (2 Tablespoons
  • 1/2 ounce Cream of Coconut* (1 Tablespoon
  • 3/4 ounce Fresh Lime Juice or Lemon Juice (1 1/2 Tablespoons
  • 2 1/2 ounces Pineapple Juice (5 Tablespoons
  • 24 ounces Sparkling Water or Coconut Water (1/41/2 cup) 

Garnish:

  • Pineapple slices or pineapple leaves
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Lime or lemon slices
  • Cocktail umbrella or edible flowers

Instructions

  1. Start With Ice. Fill a 10-12 ounce glass with ice cubes. 
  2. Combine blue curaçao syrup, cream of coconut, lime juice, and pineapple juice. Stir with a straw or cocktail stirrer until just combined. Pour mixture over ice. 
  3. Top Off The Drink with sparkling water or coconut water. 
  4. Garnish with a slice of pineapple, lime or lemon, or edible flowers. (Or, try a maraschino cherry or cocktail umbrella!)

Notes

  • Use Curacao SYRUP not Liqueur! To keep this a non-alcoholic mocktail recipe, be sure to ONLY use Blue Curacao syrup, like Monin, or Torani. Avoid Blue Curacao liqueur, which contains alcohol.
  • Cream of Coconut (sometimes labeled Crème de Coconut) is a sweetened cocktail mixer. It’s not the same thing as canned coconut milk or coconut cream. If you want an unsweetened version, you can use coconut cream or coconut milk, though the flavor will be more subtle and less sweet. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
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