The sixth season of Mad Men returns this Sunday, and the creators of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook have been following the filming of the new season closely. Though the blue drink you see above first appeared during the fourth season, you can now enjoy it with an official name: the Blue Hawaii.
According to drink connoisseurs, the drink became popular during the '60s thanks to an obsession with Hawaii, even though it didn't originate in Hawaii. Because we know you can't resist the drink's crystal blue persuasion, here's how you make the Blue Hawaii:
3 ounces pineapple juice
1 ½ ounces light rum
1 ounce sweet and sour mix (see recipe for homemade sweet and sour mix)
1 ounce Blue Curaçao
1 ounce lemon juice
1 small cube fresh pineapple, plus a wedge for garnish
1 maraschino cherry, for garnish
Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix
¾ cup water
¾ cup sugar
½ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup fresh lime juice
To make the drink: In the container of a blender, mix pineapple juice, rum, sweet and sour mix, blue Curaçao, lemon juice and small cube of pineapple. Add ½ cup crushed ice and blend. Pour into a punch glass and garnish with a cherry and a small wedge of fresh pineapple. To make the Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix: Combine water and sugar in medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Remove from heat and cool. In a pitcher, combine syrup, lemon juice and lime juice. Refrigerate until cold.
Experience the '60s, one sip at a time.