Masters of Mixology 2016


Ono Gelato Kīhei & the Maui Sandwich Shack

1280 S. Kīhei Road, Kīhei
808-495-0287 |
Daily, 10:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

kombucha floats

Kombucha Floats

Kombucha is made from fresh-brewed tea fermented with a culture to create a probiotic-rich, slightly fizzy beverage that the ancient Chinese called the “immortal health elixir.” It has been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases.

Gelato is an age-old delicacy; the earliest frozen desserts were recorded in 3,000 B.C., when Asian societies discovered they could consume crushed ice and flavorings. Although gelato is rich and decadent, it is lower in fat and calories than traditional ice cream, and made with ingredients that are all found in nature.

When combined, kombucha and gelato make an amazing, fizzy and creamy “grown-up” float high in protein, rich in calcium, with enzymes that detoxify the body, glucosamine for joint care, and probiotics that aid digestion and immune support.


Ha‘ikū Marketplace, 810 Ha‘ikū Road, #404
808-575-5055 |
Tuesday–Saturday, 4–10 p.m.

Pangea cocktailThe Alchemist

  • smoked-tea ice cube (tulsi, gotu kola, lemongrass, mint, māmaki)
  • Hawai‘i honey
  • Buffalo Trace bourbon
  • Ha‘ikū lemon
  • dash of cayenne

The Alchemist is a universal cure for disease and a means for longevity. This sacred drink has its roots in Ha‘ikū, Maui, at the Ahimsa Farm Sanctuary. The herbs are organically grown, harvested and solar dried. We invite the herbs in our kitchen. The chef cold-smokes the herbs with local kiawe, which preserves the nutrients and enhances the flavor. After the tea is smoked, it is ready to brew.

Ocean Organic Vodka

4051 Ōma‘opio Road, Kula
808-877-0009 |
Guided tours daily, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Ocean Vodka Poi Dog CocktailDa Poi Dog

  • 1 1/2 oz. Ocean Organic Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. Thai basil & black peppercorn syrup
  • 3/4 oz. yuzu citrus juice
  • 2 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed pomelo or grapefruit juice
  • kosher salt & black pepper for rim
  • 1 sprig Italian basil

Rim half of a Collins glass with salt and pepper. In a mixing tin, combine first four ingredients and shake for ten seconds. Strain over fresh ice into Collins glass. Garnish with sprig of Italian basil. Enjoy!

This second annual Ultimate Ocean Showdown Cocktail winner was created by Ross Steidel.

Nalu’s South Shore Grill

1280 S. Kīhei Road, Kīhei
Daily, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.

Nalu Maui Mai TaiNalu’s Mai Tai

  • rum
  • triple sec
  • amaretto
  • fresh-squeezed lime, pineapple & mango juices
  • dark & light rum float
  • Nalu’s signature Macadamia Nut Rum Foam

At Nalu’s, we’ve taken this tiki-bar staple and kicked it up a notch with premium ingredients and fresh-squeezed juice, all topped with our signature Macadamia Nut Rum Foam. Known for its fruity flavors and boozy kick, this tropical-drink favorite will have you calling for another round. Our drink menu also includes seasonal craft brews and Valley Isle Kombucha on tap, plus a fine selection of wines and special, handcrafted cocktails.

Sangrita Grill & Cantina

Fairway Shops, 2580 Keka‘a Drive, Kā‘anapali
808-662-6000 |
Daily, 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

guava cocktailNaguavi Margarita

  • 1 oz. lemongrass syrup (See recipe below.)
  • 1 oz. guava purée
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. Sauza Blue 100% Agave Tequila

Shake with ice, then pour over ice into bucket glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Lemongrass Syrup

  • 20 habanero peppers, cut in half
  • 1 lb. lemongrass, cut into 1” pieces
  • 3 c. sugar
  • 4 c. water

Bring all ingredients to boil, steep for 48 hours, strain.

sake tini recipeMiso Phat Sushi

1279 S. Kīhei Road, #108, Kīhei
808-891-MISO(6476) |
Sunday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Classic Saké-tini

  • 2 1/2 parts dry saké
  • 1 part premium
  • vodka

Shake well over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with thin slices of Japanese cucumber. You can change the flavor of the saké or add your favorite fruit to spice up the cocktail.


14815 Pi‘ilani Hwy., Ulupalakua
808-878-6058 |
Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Pina Non ColadaPiña Non-Colada

  • 6 oz. Hula o Maui Pineapple Sparkling Wine
  • 1/2 oz. coconut turbinado syrup (See recipe below.)
  • 1 dash Bittermens Tiki Bitters

In a champagne flute, add syrup, bitters and 1 oz. pineapple sparkling wine. Gently stir to mix. Top off with pineapple sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon twist.

Created at Luana, Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, by lead mixologist Aaron Alcala-Mosley

Coconut Turbinado Syrup

  • turbinado sugar
  • aged rum
  • coconut extract

Add 2 parts turbinado sugar to 1 part cold water and stir until sugar is fully dissolved. Add 3 parts of this syrup to 1 part aged rum. Add 2 drops coconut extract per 2 oz. liquid, and stir to mix all ingredients.

Apple Pie CocktailFat Daddy’s Smokehouse

1913 S. Kīhei Road, Kīhei
808-879-8711 |
Daily, 4–9 p.m.

Old Smokey Apple Pie

This is a true smokehouse-style cocktail: We take our house-made lemonade, mix it with Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and Smirnoff vodka, then finish with a splash of soda. This drink perfectly complements our wood-smoked cuisine and wide range of sides. Fat Daddy’s serves local beers and kiawe-wood-smoked meats that are never rushed. We smoke fresh daily to bring the best product to our guests. Come in and see how good this cocktail tastes with our BBQ.

Kona Deep Water

73-275 Makako Bay Dr., Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island
808-327-1400 |

Kona Deep WaterKona Deep Water

This deeply refreshing and restorative water has a unique balance of naturally occurring deep-ocean electrolytes. Kona Deep comes from the deep ocean waters of Hawai‘i, more than 3,000 feet below the surface, where cold, pressure, and darkness combine to create an exceptionally high-quality water. We use a unique method to bring the water to the surface to offer you an extraordinary taste and hydration experience. In the process, we add nothing. Kona Deep is bottled right at the source and is now available in grocery, convenience and natural-food stores throughout Hawai‘i in 500 milliliter and 1 liter bottles.

Matteo’s Osteria

161 Wailea Ike Place, Wailea
808-891-VINO (8466) |
Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 5–9:30 p.m.

Advertorial-MatteosAt Matteo’s Osteria, embark on a liquid journey into our Grand Cruvinet or our custom-built cantina housing 2,000 bottles of wine. Our Grand Cruvinet is the largest wine preservation system in Hawai‘i, and includes 64 wines by the glass in 3- or 6-ounce pours. Our system expertly controls the temperature of the wine and injects a seal of nitrogen that preserves the wine for freshness and full flavor.

Hand-selected by Chef Matteo Mistura, our ever-evolving wine list features labels from Italy, as well as many domestic and other international wines. Our intention is to provide customers with the opportunity to explore and discover a palatable journey of wine. Our wine stewards will guide you, to suit your nose and palate, creating personalized pairings with one of Matteo’s delectable epicurean creations. Salute!


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