Hip Hip Hooray for Hawaiian Cocktails

In 1850, the first shipment of ice arrived in Hawaii from Boston via San Francisco on September 14. Join us in commemorating this oh-so festive occasion. A toast to Hawaiian cocktails!

  • Fresh Pineapple Mojito
    Photo: Con Poulos; Styling: Deborah Williams

    Fresh Pineapple Mojito

    Mojitos get an easy makeover with the addition of chopped pineapple. Fresh pineapple works best in this recipe, but you can substitute frozen in case you’re dreaming of Hawaii in a pineapple-free stateside season.
  • Tropical Champagne Punch
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

    Tropical Champagne Punch

    Pop the juices for this cocktail in the fridge the night before to chill them before combining. Once you combine the already-cool ingredients, you’ll have a frosty Champagne beverage ready to serve.
  • Pineapple Lassi
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Pineapple Lassi

    Hawaii offers flavors from around the world, so bring a taste of South India to the islands. If you like pina coladas, this nonalcoholic version, made with yogurt, is slightly thinner, but just as delicious. Our users suggest serving it as a breakfast smoothie. Don’t mind if we do!
  • Pineapple-Rum Slush
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia E. DeGaris

    Pineapple-Rum Slush

    This cocktail takes its love of ice to the next level by snuggling up to the icemaker in the freezer for at least four hours before serving. The result? A just-for-you slushie that’s sure to make any weekend at home feel like a tropical vacation. Tiny umbrella not included.
  • Blackberry Pineapple Mojito
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

    Blackberry Pineapple Mojito

    Before you learn to hula, get your muddle on and mix these flavors to perfection. Muddling releases the natural, sweet juices of the fruit, which pairs nicely with the fresh mint leaves. Serve this adults-only libation at your next luau. No luau on the calendar? Time to get planning!
  • Guilt-Free Piña Coladas
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Guilt-Free Piña Coladas

    For your next book club or dinner gathering, swap the wine for a vacation-inducing pina colada and watch the fun begin. There’s something about hearing the whir of a blender that officially kicks off a great party.
  • Ginger-Orange Mocktails
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

    Ginger-Orange Mocktails

    Three ingredients, plus a pitcher of ice, are all you need to enjoy this inspired tropical drink. Keep the ingredients on hand for busy weeknights when you need to be whisked away to a white-sand beach. The good news? Mental vacations don’t require packing or finding a dog sitter.
  • Planter's Punch
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Planter's Punch

    Though typically a welcome drink on any Caribbean island, we’re sure this drink would be welcome anywhere it may be served. White rum plays nicely with pineapple juice and fresh lime and orange juices. The grated nutmeg is optional, but, believe us, it is heavenly.
  • Fruity Punch

    Fruity Punch

    Perfect for your next neighborhood gathering, this non-alcoholic party punch has a pretty surprise: Mandarin orange segments and crushed pineapple are frozen into the ice cubes, made with orange, pineapple, or cranberry juice. These same juices make up the cocktail which means, as the ice melt, your drink won’t get watery.
  • Mai Tai
    Photo: Nina Choi

    Mai Tai

    Mai Tais join the cocktail menu by bringing orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and a one-two punch: a combination of dark and light rum. Pour a glass, garnish with fresh pineapple, and take yourself on an evening getaway on your own back porch.
  • Fruity Sangria

    Fruity Sangria

    While you’re on vacation, doesn’t it always seem easier to eat your fruit? We prefer ours sliced on a beach buffet or floating in our glass. The fruit adds sweetness while soaking up the flavor of the red wine in this sangria, which gives a whole new meaning to “fruit cocktail.”

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