Master your next luau party with these fun rum tiki cocktails, Pink Hawaiian and the Pool Boy. The Pink Hawaiian is a pink cocktail made with Master of Mixes Strawberry Colada Mix and light rum. The Pool Boy is a dark rum and absinthe cocktail mixed with Master of Mixes White Sangria!
Are you ready for more tiki? Back when we visited Oahu, many many years ago. I fell in love with the traditional luaus. They are vibrant, fun, and upbeat celebrations filled with food, drink, and entertainment. What’s not to adore? Since that trip, when summer begins to come to an end, we gather all of our friends together to throw a luau party. We’ll have a roasted pig, music, and you guessed it, tiki cocktails. It’s a time of coming together to celebrate the end of a season and the fun we had in throughout.
Even though we’re still a ways out from the luau party, I wanted to guide you to mastering your own luau party cocktails. That way no matter when you luau this summer, you’ll be set for the occasion. For party cocktails, ease is the main focus. That’s why I’ve collabed with Master of Mixes to help you create flavorful but easy tiki drinks. First up will be a Pink Hawaiian, a play off the classic frozen Blue Hawaiian drink. Followed by a boozy but fun interactive cocktail called The Pool Boy. Are you ready to ride the big wave to your own personal tiki bar?
MASTER YOUR LUAU PARTY
PINK HAWAIIAN COCKTAIL
This drink is a play on the classic Blue Hawaiian cocktail. The Pink Hawaiian is a blended cocktail that has notes of citrus, coconut, and strawberry. It’s super yummy and perfect for those steamy summer days.
Into a blender mix Master of Mixes Strawberry Colada mix, pineapple juice, white rum, orange curacao, and ice together. Cover and blend until smooth. Add to a hurricane glass or double old fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange wheel, edible flower, and pineapple leaves to give it that fun tiki look.
THE POOL BOY COCKTAIL
The Pool Boy is a charming absinthe and dark rum cocktail. Mixing the absinthe with the White Sangria really pulls out pear and green apple undertones. It’s refreshing, citrusy, and slightly sour. I serve it up with a hollowed out lime filled with blue curacao. The “pool” of the The Pool Boy, if you will. I let guests pour it in when they get their drink so they can watch the blue sink down the glass. This is B’s new favorite cocktail and it’s simplicity is enough that he can whip it up even when it’s not luau time!
Into a shaker full of ice add in Master of Mixes White Sangria mix, absinthe, dark rum, lime juice, tiki bitters, and water. Top it and give it a good shake for 10 shakes. Strain into a high ball filled to the top with ice. I prefer pebbled ice for this. Strain your cocktail over the top. Take a hallowed our lime half and carefully pour blue curacao into it. Let it float on top of your cocktail for guests pour it in!
Master your next luau party with these fun rum tiki cocktails, Pink Hawaiian and the Pool Boy. This Pink Hawaiian is a fun take on the classic tiki drink the Blue Hawaiian. While the Pool Boy is a dark rum and absinthe cocktail with notes of apple and orange.
- 2 ounces Master of Mixes Strawberry Colada
- 1.5 ounce Pineapple Juice
- 1 ounce Light Rum
- 0.5 ounces Orange Curacao
- 1 cup Ice
- 2.5 ounce Master of Mixes White Sangria
- 1.5 ounce Dark Rum
- 0.5 ounce Absinthe
- 0.5 ounce Water
- 0.25 ounce Lime Juice
- 3 drops Tiki Bitters
- 0.25 ounces Blue Curacao
- 1/2 Lime
In a blender add the Master of Mixes Strawberry Colada mix, pineapple juice, light rum, orange curacao, and ice. Cover and blend until smooth.
Pour into a hurricane glass or double old fashioned glass. Serve with an orange wheel and pineapple leaves.
Into a shaker full of ice add in Master of Mixes White Sangria, dark rum, absinthe, water, lim juice, and tiki bitters. Give it a hard shake for 10 shakes.
Into a highball filled to the top with ice strain your cocktail into the glass.
Either slowly pour Blue Curacao on top of the drink or hallow our half a lime, fill with Blue Curacao. Let lime float on the top of the drink as a garnish and let guest pour in the curacao on their own.
Aren’t these so fun and easy? I love that Master of Mixes gives you the inspiration, ingredients and ease you need to Master Your Summer or just have a tropical sip for happy hour. Plus don’t just stick by our garnish rules, go wild and make your own. One of my favorite parts about tiki is getting to be super creative!
I am so looking forward to our annual luau party coming up. We have a friend doing a in ground pig roast and it’s always the best. Are you planning on throwing a luau or attending one this summer? If you do recreate these cocktail make sure to tag me on Instagram with #BoozyTalk or @Elle_Talk so I can see your boozy creations!
Before you go, tell me what is your favorite tiki drink and where you get it! To this day mine is still a Lava Flow from our Hawaii vacation. We have such fond memories from that trip that I associate with that tasty little drink!
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