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Luau Drink Recipes


What exactly is in those fancy island drinks they serve at luaus?
The three most popular island drinks served at luaus are the Mai Tai, Blue Hawaii, and Chi-chi. These are all easy to make and you can enjoy them wherever in the world you are!




Mai Tai
There are a lot of variations on this basic recipe for a Hawaiian favorite. A word to the wise, don't have one mai tai after another, with almost 4oz. of liquor and that fruity flavor you might be dancing a hula to the pounding in your head!
2 oz. light rum - 1 oz. Triple sec orange liquor - 1 tbsp. Orgest almond liquor or almond flavored syrup - 1 tbsp. Grenadine - 1 tbsp. lime juice - 1 dash 151 proof rum or dark rum (optional)
Shake ingredients (except the dark rum) and strain into a large glass about 1/3 full with crushed ice. Decorate with a maraschino cherry speared to a wedge of fresh pineapple. Top with a dash of dark rum for that reddish color, or for sure inebriation 151 proof rum. Put an orchid in each drink for the full Hawaiian effect.

Blue Hawaii
1 oz light rum - 2 oz pineapple juice - 1 oz Blue Curacao - 1 oz Cream of coconut - 1 slice pineapple - 1 cherry
Blend light rum, blue Caracas, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut with one cup of ice in an electric blender at high speed. Pour contents into a highball glass. Decorate with the slice of pineapple and a cherry.

Chi-chi
1 1/2 oz vodka - 4 oz pineapple juice - 1 oz cream of coconut - 1 slice pineapple - 1 cherry
Blend vodka, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut with one cup of ice in an electric blender at a high speed. Pour into a wineglass, decorate with the slice of pineapple and the cherry, and serve.


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