5 Best Pacific Island Drinks

Blue Hawaiian
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We’ve listed them in order of ease. While you’re browsing through, look closely at each recipe. None would be possible without an assist from a certain little island in the Caribbean.

1. Blue Lagoon Pour two parts vodka and one part curaçao into a tall glass filled with ice. Top it off with lemonade and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

2. Blue Hawaiian Take two parts pineapple juice, one part rum, one part curaçao and one part cream of coconut. Shake well and serve over ice with a big tropical garnish.

Learn how to make a Blue Hawaiian in the video below.

3. Pegu Club This sophisticated sipper is made with one-and-a-half parts gin, half parts curaçao and fresh lime juice, and a dash of orange bitters, shaken and served in a cocktail glass.

4. El Presidente This one hails from a different Caribbean island: Cuba. Stir one-and-a-half parts rum, one part dry vermouth, half a part curaçao and a dash of grenadine, and serve up.

5. Mai Tai The granddaddy of all tropical drinks, it calls for two parts aged rum and one part fresh lime juice, then just enough curaçao, orgeat syrup and simple syrup to balance it out.