comscore Spirited Conversations: Harry Yee’s famous Blue Hawaii allows for variation | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Crave | Spirited Conversations

Spirited Conversations: Harry Yee’s famous Blue Hawaii allows for variation

  • Star-Advertiser video by Diane S. W. Lee, dlee@staradvertiser.com

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The iconic Blue Hawaii cocktail on Oct. 10 in Honolulu.

  • BRUCE ASATO / SEPT. 17

    Harry Yee, who created the world-renowned Blue Hawaii cocktail at Hilton Hawaiian Village in the 1950s, turned 100 on Sept. 26.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Electric Blue Hawaii Slide, left, and the Blue Hawa-Yee. Both are riffs on the classic Blue Hawaii cocktail, invented by bartender Harry Yee, who turned 100 this year.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    From left, the Blue Hawa-Yee, Electric Blue Hawaii Slide, Original Blue Hawaii and Sea Blues, bottom.

You may see plenty of orange and black everywhere in October, but for a lot of bartenders, blue has been the color of the month — more specifically, the brilliant hue of the iconic Blue Hawaii cocktail. Read more

Scroll Up