Victor Jules Bergeron Jr., better known as Polynesian restaurant chain founder Trader Vic, created this tiki classic and published it in Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide in 1947. The drink isn’t a far cry from the Hemingway Daiquiri, which also includes rum, lime, sweetener and maraschino liqueur. But the blended Beachcomber swaps out the Hemingway Daiquiri’s sugar for Cointreau and forgoes grapefruit juice, resulting in a delightfully sweet and refreshingly easy-to-make tiki cocktail.
- Pour all of the ingredients and a half cup of crushed ice into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a chilled coupe glass.
The Blue Hawaii wasn’t named after the Elvis movie, like you might expect. In fact, the drink predates the film by four years. Bartender Harry Yee created the cocktail in 1957 while he was working at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. A Bols sales representative came to Yee asking for a drink made with the company’s blue curaçao liqueur...