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Luau Drink Recipes

Among our favorite luau drink recipes is the Mai Tai. Mix up a few batches of these mixed tropical drinks from our collection of luau drink recipes and your guests will find themselves in a Hawaiian state of mind pretty quick. Be warned...they're potent.

Of course, you won't go wrong serving the old standards too. Pina coladas and daiquiris will always go over well. But for an authentic touch, definitely throw a couple of these tropical drinks into the mix too.

It's a good idea to have a batch of non-alcoholic tropical drinks available too. The non-alcoholic versions of frozen drinks tend to have the best taste. The strong coconut and fruity flavors in pina coladas and daiquiris more than make up for the lack of rum. A lava flow without rum would be another good choice. It makes a delicious tropical smoothie.

Hawaiian Luau Drink Recipes

Bet You Can't Drink Just One (And Why Would You Want To?)

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Lava Flow

1 oz. light rum
1 oz. MalibuĀ® coconut rum
2 oz. strawberries
1 small banana
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. creme of coconut
8 oz. crushed ice

Blend both rums and the
strawberries until smooth.

Pour into a tall glass.

Rinse the blender.

Blend banana, creme of
coconut and pineapple juice
with a cup of crushed ice
until smooth.

Pour this mixture very
slowly over the strawberry

The strawberry mixture will
ooze its way up along the
sides of the glass, creating
the flowing lava effect.

Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Tropical Itch

1 oz. vodka
1 oz. light rum
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
3-4 oz. Lilikoi (passion fruit) juice

Combine all ingredients and shake well.

Pour over ice.

Garnish with a wedge of fruit.

In Hawaii, these drinks are often served with a backscratcher as a garnish.

Mai Tai - Version 1

2 oz. light rum
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. orange juice
splash of Orgeat Syrup* or Amaretto
dash of sweet and sour mix

Shake all ingredients together.

Strain into a glass over ice.

Garnish with an orange slice.

*Orgeat Syrup is syrup made
from almonds.

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Mai Tai - Version 2

2 oz. light rum
orange juice
pineapple juice
float of dark rum
splash of Amaretto

Pour the light rum into a glass over ice.

Fill it with half orange juice
and half pineapple juice.

Add a float of dark rum and a splash of Amaretto on top.

Garnish with a slice of orange.

Blue Hawaii

3/4 oz. light rum
3/4 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
3 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. sweet and sour mix

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Serve in a tall glass.

Garnish with a slice of pineapple.

Blue Hawaiian
(not to be confused with the Blue Hawaii)

1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
1/4 oz. creme of coconut
3-4 oz. pineapple juice

Combine all ingredients in
a shaker with ice.

Pour over ice and serve.

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(Pink) Mai Tai - Version 3

1 oz. dark rum
1 oz. light rum
1 oz. Orange Curacao
3 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
dash of Orgeat Syrup
dash of Grenadine

Combine ingredients in order listed in a highball glass over shaved ice.

Stir and garnish with pineapple.

Luau Champagne Punch - Version 1

1 pineapple, cut into chunks
1/2 cup brandy
2 tblsp. sugar
3 cups pineapple juice
1/2 gallon white wine
1 quart dry champagne

Mix brandy and sugar together
in a punch bowl.

Add pineapple chunks and soak overnight.

Pour the pineapple juice into a ring mold and freeze.

About an hour before serving time, add wine to the pineapple/brandy mixture and refrigerate.

Just before serving, add the
champagne and unmold the
pineapple ring and float it in the punch.

Garnish with fresh strawberries.

Luau Champagne Punch - Version 2

1 1/2 quarts pineapple juice, chilled
2 750ml bottles dry champagne, chilled
3 cups fresh pineapple chunks
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
2 oranges, sliced
2 cups fresh strawberries

Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl.

Add ice cubes just before serving.

We hope you enjoy these luau drink recipes. If you have mixed drink recipes with a Hawaiian flair, please consider sharing them with us so all of our readers can enjoy them as well!


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