Bottom's Up

{Mai Tai's at House Without A Key - Halekulani, Wakiki Beach}

Exotic mixtures garnished with umbrellas and flowers always put a smile on my face. Just seeing one makes me feel more relaxed on a vacation. Anyone else agree? We had the pleasure of trying tons of sweet liquid treats at the swim up bar while in Wailea. Our island famous bartender, Eric Martinez of the Four Season, has been in mixology competitions throughout Hawaii and has some serious skill in slowly intoxicating an individual; we were big fans! Here are four of his specialties with ingredients. Enjoy!

Maui Wowie Shot

1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum, 1 oz Midori, 1 1/2 oz Pineapple juice {Shake and strain}

Anannas della Passion

2 oz Dark Rum, 2 oz Passion Pineapple concentrate, 2 oz Fresh Sweet and Sour {blended}

Rosemary Goddess

Muddled Cucumber and Rosemary, 1 oz Simple Syrup, 1 1/2 oz Cucumber Vodka, 1 oz Junmai Sake, 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice {Shake, double strain over crushed ice and top with Prosecco} *my new favorite for entertaining

Lahaina Lemonade

1 1/2 oz Vodka, Fresh Lemonade, Splash of Chambord