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).
Featuring -Sailor Jerry Volcano
The Sailor Jerry Volcano packs a colorful punch, taking its inspiration from two periods in Hawaiian history. The original Sailor Jerry was a renowned tattoo artist who settled in Hawaii in the 1930s, opening a shop in Honolulu’s Chinatown. During World War II, hundreds of sailors came through his shop to adorn themselves with images of anchors, hula girls and other Hawaiian themes. While Sailor Jerry is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, on Oahu, his designs live on today. Created especially for the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, its float of Whaler’s dark rum provides a nod to the Islands’ former whaling days.
1 oz. Sailor Jerry Rum
3 oz. POG (passion-orange-guava) Juice Blend
.5 oz Float of Whaler’s Dark Rum
.5 oz Splash of Bacardi 151 Rum