5 Best Hawaiian Drinks

The 5 best Hawaiian drinks are based on an individual's palette, but these selections are universal. Hawaiian drinks offer many flavors and make up at least two of the more popular mainstream drinks. Listed below are five of the best Hawaiian drinks to fill your punch bowl.

Mai Tai (This Hawaiian drink is one of the more popular drinks around. It can also be made without alcohol.)


  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 1/2 oz. Amaretto
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • Dash of lime juice
  • Dash of grenadine
  1. Add light and dark run together and then add the remaining ingredients.  Mix ingredients well, using a blender or shaker.
  2. Place three ice cubes in a tall drinking glass. Pour Mai Tai in glass and serve. Garnish with a lemon or orange slice if you like.

Pina Colada (The name means "strained coconut" and is a island favorite. Along with the Mai Tai, this Hawaiian drink is a international favorite.)


  • 4 oz. of 1 part crème de coconut and 2 parts pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 oz. half and half
  1. Add rum, crème and half and half, whisk quickly with a swizzle stick. Place into blender and add ice.
  2. Best if mixed in a blender and served cold. You can add a lime or cherry for color. This Hawaiian drink does not serve well without the alcohol.

Blue Hawaiian (Yum in a cup. This specialty Hawaiian drink is a splash of heaven with a twist of coconut.)


  • 1 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 3 oz. 1 part crème de coconut and 2 parts pineapple juice
  • 1 cup Ice
  1. Place rum and Curacao in tumbler, shake until mixed. Pour in crème and pineapple juice, shake again.
  2. Next, pour contents of tumbler into a blender. Add ice and run on crush briefly to mix and crush the ice. The color of this Hawaiian drink is awesome and the flavor sweet.

Tropical Itch (a sensational Hawaiian drink that is perfect for social gatherings as well as just sitting at home watching the game.)


  • 1oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 1/2 oz Orange Curacao
  • 3 to 4 oz. Passion Fruit Juice
  1. Pour all ingredients into a tumbler. Close lid tight and shake vigorously.
  2. Pour straight up or pour over ice. This drink can also be served warm.

Hawaiian Punch (This Hawaiian drink is alcohol free (if you choose) and is one of the best-known drinks from Hawaii. Very smooth, sweet and flavorful Hawaiian punch is the essential island refreshment.)


  • 1.5 Quarts Orange Juice
  • 1 Quart Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Liter Lemon-Lime Soda
  • 4 oz Grenadine
  1. Pour all ingredients into a large punch bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients (noting more is needed).
  2. Add ice to chill and if you prefer alcohol to spike. You can garnish with orange or lime.
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