Dining & Entertainment
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).
Sheraton Waikiki - Lilikoi Cosmo, Created by the RumFire Ohana
Rumfire’s Lilikoi Cosmo artfully blends the sophistication of the classic Cosmopolitan with ingredients that are authentically Hawaii. It begins with Ocean Vodka, the perfect complement to the fresh ocean breezes at the Sheraton Waikiki. Ocean is handcrafted in Hawaii to deliver a crisp, natural, clean taste. It is the only vodka in the world distilled from organic sugar cane and blended with deep ocean mineral water. This is combined with silky Lilikoi puree, whose gorgeous hue imparts the colors of the sunset to this spectacular drink. Lilikoi is also known as Passion Fruit, and this remarkable blend will be sure to ignite the passion in you.
1.5 oz. Ocean Vodka
.5 oz. Lilikoi Puree
1.5 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
Splash Cranberry Juice
1 Lime Wedge
In a cocktail shaker add vodka, Lilikoi puree, Sweet & Sour and a splash of Cranberry juice. Add scoop of ice and shake; strain and pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a wedge of lime.