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What Is The Drinking Age In Hawaii? (READ Before Visiting!)

The legal drinking age in Hawaii is 21. If you are below the age of 21 years, we strongly encourage you to stick to the many non-alcoholic Hawaiian beverages.

But what exactly should you know about indulging in alcohol when holidaying in Hawaii?

We got the answers. 

Important Liquor Laws In Hawaii

  • It is illegal for residents and tourists below the age of 21 to consume alcohol
  • You cannot consume or have an open can of alcohol in public spaces (even in your car)
  • You cannot consume alcohol on the beach (And we strongly discourage you, it’s an unnecessary safety risk for all)
  • Whether you are a visitor or a resident, you can only order one alcoholic drink at a time. You must finish drinking it – to order another.
  • It is illegal to use false identification or another person’s identification to obtain liquor
  • It is illegal to purchase liquor for a person under 21 years old

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How Strictly Is The Drinking Age Enforced In Hawaii?

Hawaii is a zero-tolerance state for underage drinking. If found out, you will be in a big pickle with the law. You can end up paying a hefty fine (roughly 300 USD to 1000 USD depending on the seriousness of the situation).

For residents, this might even mean having their driver’s license taken away for 180 days (or more) and maybe even 36 hours of community service (or more).

Cocktails To Try Out In Hawaii

Blue Hawaii

Mai Tai

This one is a top contender. If you want to enjoy the closest thing to the original Mai tai (which was created in 1944) then you need Jamaican rum, Orange Curaçao, orgeat syrup, and lime juice. Unfortunately, the Jamaican Rum is often substituted with other rums, as the original thing is very hard to Find. Nevertheless, it has a punch and an unforgettable flavour.

Blue Hawaii

This one is an absolute banger! There’s no way you couldn’t expect this one to make the list. You can create this enjoyable blue potion using rum, vodka, blue curacao liqueur, a sweet and sour mix and pineapple. It was created in 1957.

Lava Flow

It is birthed by mixing a pina colada with a frozen strawberry daiquiri. So basically it is coconut rum, strawberries, banana, pineapple juice, and coconut cream, all mixed to make you the perfect cocktail to get the party started.

Hawaii Five-O

Oh yes. This bluish-yellow cocktail is the perfect drink to beat the heat. With the proper blending of light rum, blue curacao liqueur, sweet and sour mix, and pineapple juice, on a tropical Hawaiian day, this will hit you differently.

Hawaiian Island Surfer

Here’s one for our non-alcoholic drinkers (Cheers!). This drink honestly catches the tropical Hawaiian spirit in a chilled glass. All you need is orange sorbet, with pineapple juice, coconut cream and crushed ice.  Mix it all to get a soul-thrilling, body-cooling fantastic drink for all ages!

Finally, remember that alcohol can be an enjoyment to many but make sure to enjoy it responsibly. 

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