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Eye-catching drink remains popular

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    Harry Yee, 98, center, poses for a photo with Nohelani Cypriano and Henry Kapono. Yee was the bartender who created the Blue Hawaii cocktail in 1957 and is featured on a new History Wall at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. He took part in a dedication ceremony and reception March 29 at the hotel.

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    Harry Yee, right, with current Hilton Hawaiian Village head bartender Pat Ogata. Ogata said he’s been working at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for 50 years and leaned everything about tending bar from Yee.

  • COURTESY HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE WAIKIKI BEACH RESORT

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    Harry Yee holding his drink, the Blue Hawaii, at the Tapa Bar in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.

The creator of the Blue Hawaii talks about the tropical cocktail and its influence on millions of visitors to Waikiki. Read more

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