How to Make a Chi Chi Drink

how to make chi chi frozen drinkI’m not a huge fan of “sweet” Tiki Drinks… but after trying one, I had to learn How to make a Chi Chi Drink. Granted… I was at the Kona Club, and had already had a Daiquiri… and a Mai Tai (but who’s counting?) when I saw this T-shirt on the wall… It had Tom Selleck on it saying  “Real Men Drink Chi Chis”.

Well.. I’m not a man…. but damn it, I’ve always been a sucker for Magnum … don’t know if it was the mustache, the shirts or the Palm Trees (could THAT be where my love for all things Aloha comes from?)

Despite the kindly bartender warning (he knows my taste) I insisted on trying one.


Think about a Chi Chi Frozen Drink as a Milk Shake (excuse me… Smoothie) with Alcohol. The flavor of Macadamia Nut and Coconut swirl through the rich frozen treat… and wait? Is that Pineapple? yes it is! It’s like the Hawaiian Dessert Menu from 1972 run through a blender .. with booze.

Works for me!

How to Make Chi Chi Frozen Drink

How to Make a Chi Chi Drink

8 minutes

Yield: 2 Tiki Mugs full

How to Make a Chi Chi Drink



  • Put the Ice, Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream, Vodka, and Macadamia Nut Liqueur into a blender.
  • Blend until relatively smooth.
  • Pour into 2 Mugs (I used a glass, to show how it looks)
  • Top with an Umbrella
  • Put on a rerun of Magnum PI and enjoy!
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Cream of Coconut

Please don’t mix up Cream of Coconut/ Coconut Cream with Coconut Milk or Coconut Water. They aren’t the same thing at all! Cream of Coconut is thick, sweet and cloying… while coconut water is meant to be healthy. You can find Cream of Coconut in the Adult Beverages section of most stores that carry a reasonable selection of alcohol and mixers. It comes in cans or squeezie bottles. I prefer bottles, because they are fun.  (I also use Coconut Cream in baking… YUM!)

I Love This Chi Chi Bar Sign

how to make chi chi drinkChi Chi Lounge Sign


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