Filmed in 1961 to showcase Elvis.
Invented in 1957 by a bar tender named Harry Yee to showcase the signature ingredient-Blue Curacao.
- 3/4 oz. Light Rum
- 3/4 oz. Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
- 3 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
Combine all ingredients and mix well. If using ice, mix the ingredients in a blender. Serve in a tall glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.
I tried a Blue Hawaii this last trip, and I’ve added it to my list of Hawaiian favorites!
And speaking of another favorite-
I always liked Elvis. But I was never an Elvis fanatic. After I read about his involvement with the Arizona Memorial project, though, I became one of his biggest fans.
On March 25th, 1961, Elvis held a benefit concert in Honolulu for the memorial that raised $65,000. He was already in Honolulu to promote his newest movie, Blue Hawaii. The concert renewed public interest in the project so that enough money was eventually raised to complete it.
“Elvis Presley gave of his time and fame to ensure the memories of those who sacrificed on December 7, 1941, and the lessons learned from the attack on Pearl Harbor are never forgotten.”
- Tom Shaw, President and CEO, Pacific Historic Parks.
Elvis, that makes you a king in my eyes any day.
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