Old Lahaina Center, 878 Front St., #7, Lahaina | 808-667-7667 | open Monday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. | SalePepeMaui.com
The Pickled Grape Martini
In Chef Michele’s hometown of Milan, no aperitivi hour is complete without a good cocktail to complement the assortment of salumi and cheese. In this recipe, Sale Pepe’s famous pickled grapes elevate the traditional martini—and create an invigorating start to a most memorable meal.
4 pickled grapes*
½ oz. simple syrup
1 oz. pickled grape juice
3 oz. vodka
Muddle the grapes in a pint glass. Add the simple syrup and pickled grape juice. Fill the pint glass with ice and add vodka. Shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with two pickled grapes. Serve immediately.
*To make pickled grapes, submerge black grapes in apple cider vinegar and your choice of pickling spices for two weeks.
1215 South Kīhei Rd., Kīhei | 808-446-3038 | open Tuesday-Sunday; lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner 5:30 to 10 p.m. | MauiTanpopo.com
Offering a variety of dry, sweet, and tangy sake from different regions of Japan, Tanpopo has something for every taste. The drink menu also features a selection of sparkling, white and red wines, and Japanese and American beers.
2000 Village Rd., Kapalua | 808-667-CIAO (2426) | open daily from 5:30 p.m.; bar open until midnight | TavernaMaui.com
- 1 fresh egg white
- 2 dashes of Bittermens Burlesque Bitters
- ½ oz. of fresh-pressed lemon
- ¼ oz. Suze liqueur
- ½ oz. yellow Chartreuse
- ¾ oz. capillaire syrup*
- 1 ½ oz. Aviation Gin
- Spritz of green Chartreuse
Combine all ingredients in a tin, add ice, and shake. Strain back into the tin and dry shake (without ice). Pour into a coupe glass. Spritz with green Chartreuse and garnish with a fresh maidenhair fern.
*Capillaire syrup is made using maidenhair ferns and dates back to the 17th century. It was once used to treat a number of ailments, from coughs to kidney issues. Our bar manager, April Leslie, creates her own capillaire syrup using maidenhair ferns from her Upcountry garden.
TEDDY’S BIGGER BURGER
Lahaina Gateway Center, 335 Keawe Street, Lahaina | 808-661-9111 | Open daily 10 a.m.–9 p.m | TeddysBB.com
(real ice cream shake)
- 1 ½ oz. pineapple juice
- 1 ½ oz. orange syrup
- 5 scoops Maui’s own Dave’s strawberry ice cream
At Teddy’s, we use only Dave’s Premium Ice Cream, made here in Hawai‘i. It’s real ice cream, hand-scooped and blended to perfection for a creamy, refreshing combination of orange, pineapple and strawberry. What could be better than enjoying a cool Tropical Breeze right here in the true paradise of Maui? We are open every day at 10 a.m., so breeze on in!