Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii “Can’t Miss” Cocktails (November 2015)
At Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii, every cocktail tells a story
As today’s luxury travelers search for new and genuine vacation experiences, they also are seeking authenticity and meaning in their dining and beverage selections. Nowhere is this more evident than during the cocktail hour. Indeed, the carefully crafted cocktail is enjoying a well-deserved renaissance, particularly at the 11 Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii.
Starwood’s bartender specialists, wine connoisseurs and mixologists draw from local culture and fresh island ingredients to infuse timeless elements and refreshing twists on old favorites, creating some “neo-classics” in the process.
It is the ultimate “cocktail crawl,” as this special selection from Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii presents ways to sip and savor the rich flavors of world-famous Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, coconut, mango, passion fruit and more, all grown in Hawaii's lava-rich soil and prepared in an artisanal manner, packed with flavor and culinary history.
Highlighting a local story or featuring locally sourced ingredients, these cool signature cocktails are captivating extensions of Island lore. The carefully crafted libations draw on the rich history of the Hawaiian Islands and can satisfy the sophisticate’s desire for a “a more meaningful Mai Tai.”
Enjoy these recipes and their delightful origins. As the locals say, “okole maluna” (bottoms up).
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa - Lilikoi and Coconut Mojito
The personable crew at The Beach Bar developed the Lilikoi and Coconut Mojito as an updated blend of classic Hawaiian ingredients. With refreshing flavors of lilikoi (passion fruit) and young coconut, the Beach Bar at the Moana has taken these nutrient-rich ingredients to the next level, enhancing the traditional under-the-sun cocktail to complement the Westin Well-Being Movement. These ingredients have been enjoyed in Hawaii by locals and tourists alike for decades. The young coconut is a naturally rejuvenating and revitalizing product of the Hawaiian Islands and lilikoi, or passion fruit, grows freely in the countryside. The Beach Bar at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa is the perfect place to enjoy this brilliant beverage, which refreshes and renews with every drop.
This is a truly refreshing experience! The exotic flavors of locally owned Kai Coconut Pandan vodka pair beautifully with hydrating coconut water and fresh mint with a touch of passion fruit, you are sure to love!
2 oz. Kai Coconut Pandan Vodka
1 oz. Hawaiian Passion Fruit Puree
1 oz. Beach Bar Sweet & Sour
3 oz. Young Coconut Water
Fresh muddled Mint
Pineapple wedge (garnish)
In a cocktail shaker or mixing tin muddle five fresh mint leaves with Beach Bar Sweet & Sour until flavors are well blended. Beach Bar Sweet & Sour is an equal portion mixture of a Rock Candy Simple Syrup and Govinda Organic Lime Juice. Pour Kai Coconut Pandan Vodka into mixing tin with muddled mint and sweet & sour blend. Add Hawaiian passion fruit puree and young coconut water. Dry shake ingredients vigorously until well blended. Add fresh ice to glass and strain your cocktail mixture over ice. Garnish with mint sprig and fresh pineapple wedge. Raise a glass to your friends and rejuvenate with a sip.