Say Aloha to the Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe

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Embrace the spirit of Aloha with our Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail recipe!

This vibrant cocktail fuses banana vodka, pineapple rum, and coconut rum with tropical juices, capturing the essence of a Hawaiian beachfront luau in every sip.

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Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail

Introducing the Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail, a tropical twist on the classic Screwdriver.

While the original cocktail combines vodka and orange juice, our version adds a burst of tropical flavors that will transport you straight to the Hawaiian islands.

Prepare to be amazed as we mix flavored vodka and rum with orange and pineapple juice.

This refreshing drink is a must-have for any tropical-themed event, whether it’s a lively Hawaiian Luau Party, a laid-back backyard barbecue, or an intimate dinner with friends.

Immerse yourself in the tropical vibes as you drink a Hawaiian Screwdriver—with each refreshing sip, the flavors of this delicious recipe will whisk you away to a blissful Hawaiian paradise!

Imagine yourself strolling along a picturesque Hawaiian beach, feeling the warm sand beneath your toes while the sun gently sets over the sparkling ocean…

So get ready to impress your guests at your next cocktail party and create unforgettable memories with this delightful concoction!

What Can I Serve With the Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail?

Ingredients Needed for a Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail

Ingredients & Equipment For Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail

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Ingredients For Hawaiian Screwdriver

  • Banana Vodka if you can’t source this, substitute for Banana Rum, Creme de Banane, or Banana Liqueur
  • Pineapple Rumcan substitute with Pineapple Vodka
  • Coconut Rumsuch as Malibu, or substitute with white rum
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Ice Cubes
  • For Optional Garnish Maraschino Cherries, Slice of Orange, Orange Peel, Pineapple Wedges, Pineapple Leaves, Fresh Mint

Cocktail Equipment

  • This delicious cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker!
  • Use a container with a tight-fitting lid—like a mason jar or the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.
  • Cocktail Skewers for skewering cherries, fresh pineapple chunks, and other fruit garnish.
  • A classic Screwdriver cocktail is served in a Highball Glass, but you can serve your Hawaiian Screwdriver in any glass you like for this drink recipe.

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Reasons Why You’ll Love the Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail

  • It captures the flavors of the tropics in one easy-to-make cocktail.
  • The enticing combination of banana vodka, pineapple, and coconut rum brings a Hawaiian twist to the classic screwdriver.
  • Its bright and inviting look makes it a stand-out addition to any gathering.
Refreshing Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe

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For more easy cocktails to enjoy on a hot day, try these:

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Hawaiian Screwdriver Variations

Here are some variations of the original cocktail recipe you might like to try.

  • Add a splash of grenadine (pomegranate syrup) to the bottom of a cocktail glass before pouring the shaken cocktail on top to make a Hawaiian Sunset Screwdriver.
  • You could add cranberry juice to the pineapple screwdriver mixture to create a Hawaiian Sunrise!
  • For more tropical flavor, add some mango juice to the mix.
  • If you prefer a more sour drink, use grapefruit juice to make our Grapefruit Screwdriver

Virgin Hawaiian Screwdriver Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

So that non-drinkers can enjoy this screwdriver drink, we simply remove the alcohol and replace it!

Follow the recipe card using the non-alcoholic alternatives listed below instead of the alcoholic ones.

I recommend adding the syrups to your taste as they may add the sweetness you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.

Hawaiian Screwdriver Mocktails with Non-Alcoholic Spirits

For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives.

In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com.

Other brands include Strykk (UK) and Ritual (US & Canada). Non-alcoholic spirits are a growing trend, so be on the lookout in your local stores and online.

Follow the recipe card using the suggested non-alcoholic alternatives listed above instead of the alcoholic ones.

Frozen Hawaiian Screwdriver

Want to turn this drink into a frozen slushie? Here’s how!

Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of ice – then blend till smooth.

Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!

You can do the same with the mocktail version too.

Tropical Vodka Hawaiian Screwdriver

Big Batch of Hawaiian Skrewdriver

Want to make a big batch of Hawaiian Screwdriver cocktails for a party or gathering? It’s easy – here’s how!

If you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct, and you can make as much as you need to.

To make tropical screwdrivers for a crowd, mix them together:

  • 2 parts Banana Vodka
  • 2 parts Pineapple Rum
  • 1 part Coconut Rum
  • 2 parts Pineapple Juice
  • 2 parts Orange Juice

Serve the large batch cocktail in drinks dispensers, a large pitcher, or go retro and serve from a punch bowl!

Add plenty of ice to your serving container to keep the cocktail chilled. Add some fresh orange and pineapple in there too.

Saving Leftovers!

While it’s best to enjoy the cocktail fresh to savor its flavors, you may have some left at the end of your party—don’t let it go to waste!

  • Strain any fruit from the liquid and transfer it to an airtight pitcher or container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
  • Or, to make it last longer, turn it into Hawaiian Granita!
  • Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water, and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily.
  • Transfer the cocktail to a shallow freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer for 6 hours (or overnight). You can add some simple syrup or another sweetener if desired.
  • Use a fork to break the frozen cocktail into small pieces. Serve and enjoy!
  • Or pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.
  • Use the cocktail cubes to chill and flavor future cocktails without diluting the drink.

Setting Up Your Cocktail Bar

When setting up your cocktail bar or serving area, you could include the following:

Tropical Hawaiian Screwdriver Recipe

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

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Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe

Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail

Michelle Ordever
Immerse yourself in the tropical paradise with the Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail. A must-have at your Hawaiian-themed party, offering a sweet and exotic flavor burst.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 2
Calories 252 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Banana Vodka
  • 2 oz Pineapple Rum
  • 1 oz Coconut Rum
  • 4 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 4 oz Orange Juice
  • Ice

For Garnish

  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Orange Slices
  • Pineapple Leaves

Instructions
 

  • Place Banana Vodka, Pineapple Rum, Coconut Rum, pineapple, and orange juices into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake well for 15-30 seconds to combine.
  • Pour into two ice-filled glasses.
  • Garnish with maraschino cherries, orange slices, and pineapple leaves as desired. Cheers!

    Hawaiian Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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