Escape to the tropics with a twist! Try a Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail today! This refreshing Blue Hawaiian gets a smoky upgrade with grilled pineapple juice. The caramelized sweetness adds a depth of flavor that takes this classic cocktail to a whole new level.

This Special Blue Hawaiian Cocktail recipe is intended for individuals ages 21 & up. Please drink responsibly.

Glass of Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Unique twist on a classic: It takes a familiar and beloved drink, the Blue Hawaiian, and adds a surprising element with grilled pineapple. This unexpected twist can be exciting for those who enjoy a bit of culinary adventure.
  • Smoky depth: Grilling the pineapple caramelizes the sugars, adding a smoky and complex sweetness to the drink. This depth of flavor elevates the cocktail beyond the standard Blue Hawaiian.
  • Tropical vacation vibes: The combination of pineapple and the blue curaçao creates a vibrant and refreshing taste that evokes a tropical island getaway. Perfect for a summer day!
  • Easy customization: You can adjust the amount of grilled pineapple juice to control the smokiness. Additionally, you can play with the spice level by adding a dash of chili flakes or a different type of pepper.

Overall, this recipe offers a delicious and interesting twist on a classic cocktail. It’s perfect for those who enjoy unique flavors and a touch of smokiness in their drinks.

Best Cocktail for a BBQ

It’s summer for the most part, hot and humid. So fun!  BBQ grills are heating up all over our neighborhood. We can smell them every day. It’s time for some cocktails! How about a Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail? What makes it grilled? Well, we grilled the pineapple for the juice in the cocktail before juicing it.

But if you don’t want to take those steps, that’s ok, we made some without too, you can simply make the cocktail and top it with a grilled piece of pineapple. So grilled pineapple in some form is what really makes this spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail.

Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

The Flavors of Summer

For me a cocktail sort of completes my whole BBQ experience, and a Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is the perfect addition. Fruity, tropical and refreshing. A wonderful blend of coconut and pineapple just screams summer, don’t you think?

And the color looks like the bluest ocean water. I made this Twisted Blue Hawaiian Smoothie about 5 years ago on the blog. It was a favorite for awhile, because I love frozen drinks, most especially frozen cocktails. They are such a fun way to cool down.

But sometimes it’s just easier to whip up a cocktail fast and be sipping away moments later.I can do that with this Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail.

Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Customizations for this Cocktail:

Here are some customizations you can try for your Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail:

Playing with Pineapple:

  • Smoke it up: If you want to intensify the smoky flavor, try smoking the pineapple chunks directly instead of grilling them. You can use wood chips like hickory or mesquite for a stronger smoke.
  • Fruity Fusion: Add a splash of another tropical fruit juice like mango, guava, or passion fruit for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Sweetness Control: If you find the grilled pineapple makes the drink too sweet, try using coconut water instead of some of the pineapple juice.

Spice it Up:

  • Pepper Power: Instead of spiced rum, use a plain white rum and add a dash of your favorite pepper, like allspice, cinnamon, or even a pinch of cayenne for a spicy kick.
  • Herbal Twist: Muddle a few fresh mint or basil leaves in the shaker for a refreshing herbal note.

Garnishes Galore:

  • Tropical Flair: Ditch the maraschino cherry and go for a more tropical garnish like a wedge of fresh pineapple, a lime wheel, or even a skewered orchid.
  • Spicy Rim: For a visual and flavor pop, rim your glass with a mixture of chili flakes and sugar.

Beyond the Basics:

  • Frozen Fun: Blend the cocktail with ice for a refreshing frozen version perfect for a hot day.
  • Creamy Dream: Add a splash of cream of coconut or coconut milk for a richer and creamier cocktail.

Remember, these are just a few ideas to get you started. Feel free to experiment and find your perfect balance of flavors!

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Close Up Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Making the Recipe

There’s a printable version of the recipe below, so snag your copy now!

This recipe is intended for individuals ages 21 & up. Please drink responsibly.

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Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Nicole Cook
A cold tropical beverage with a small twist, this Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail uses grilled pineapple turned into the juice for the cocktail. Delicious! A great cocktail recipe for any bbq or summer event! 
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
Calories 248 kcal


  • 1 part coconut rum
  • 1 part spiced rum
  • 1 part Blue Curacao
  • 2 parts pineapple juice grill fresh pineapple and juice if desired


  • These are typically served in a Hurricane Glass. Fill with ice. Add each part. Stir gently.
  • Garnish with grilled pineapple and Maraschnio Cherries.
  • Sip and Enjoy Responsibly! 


Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword 4 ingredient recipes, easy cocktail recipes
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  1. That little bit of pineapple on the drink is so tempting. I could drink tiki drinks all night with that one, then try to get u and….nevermind.

  2. That little bit of pineapple on the drink is so tempting. I could drink tiki drinks all night with that one, then try to get u and….nevermind.

  3. I’ve never had a blue Hawaiian. But we did have many mai tais in Maui. I’ll be stirring up some of these tomorrow.

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