The Hawaiian Hammer is one of those sneaky drinks that’s got a lot more kick than you’d think. It’s technically a double, with three ounces of alcohol, but because there’s twice as much fruit juice, it goes down smooth.
This drink makes a wonderful alternative to traditional tropical rum cocktails, such as the Daiquiri or the Pina Colada. The taste of this drink isn’t quite like any of those, even though it’s similar to all of them. With flavors of banana, coconut, orange and pineapple, it feels like a little vacation in the tropics. That makes it a wonderful choice when you can’t get away, but really wish you could. Even in the dead of winter, this drink can make it feel like summer. Even more so if you dress it up it in this gorgeous multi-colored set of highball glasses I’ve been lusting after.
If you want to pair it with food, try this Strawberry Banana Bread from The Recipe Critic. The fruity flavors in the bread and the drink work together in a delicious way. For more of a meal, try it with this Hawaiian Baked Chicken from Diethood. It’s made with pineapple, garlic, lemon, and spices, which makes a wonderful contrast with the sweetness of the drink.
This drink is also perfect for a night of dancing. With six ounces fruit juice, it actually gives you a little dose of vitamins to go along with all the sugar and alcohol. And because you’re dancing, you’ll work off the calories without much trouble.
Hawaiian Hammer Drink Recipe
- 1 ounce banana schnapps
- 1 ounce coconut rum
- 1 ounce 151 proof rum
- 1 dash grenadine syrup
- 3 ounces orange juice
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in all the ingredients, and shake them until cold. Pour or strain the mixture (depending whether or not you want ice in your drink) into a highball glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge, orange slice, and/or cherry.