Hawaiian Island-Hopping by Cocktail
Enjoy a new reason to hit every island in Hawaii.
Explore the native flavors of Hawaii, with a unique spin on almost every island.
Hop from one to another for an exciting tour of cocktails, or enjoy the recipes to mix up
at your next party – drink umbrellas not required.
Hop to: O’ahu
Originally mixed up by “Trader Vic” Bergeron in 1944 and first served at The Royal Hawaiian in 1953, the Mai Tai is one of the most classic Hawaiian cocktails. At the resort’s oceanfront Mai Tai Bar, this iconic drink fits perfectly into the tropical Waikiki setting with relaxing local music playing in the background and beachfront views of waves hitting the sand on Waikiki Beach. Some might say the authentic island atmosphere is part of the exotic and flavorful experience in a true Hawaiian Mai Tai.
Mix it up: Royal Mai Tai
Build in shaker with ice:
1 oz. Bacardi Rum
1 tsp. Cherry Vanilla Puree
½ oz. Amaretto di Saronno
½ oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Fresh Govinda Orange Juice
2 oz. Fresh Govinda Pineapple Juice
½ oz. Whaler’s Dark Rum Float
Roll the shaker, pour in a large “bucket” glass. Float with Whaler’s Dark Rum, garnish with a parasol with cherry, pineapple and lime wedge.
Hop to: Hawaii (the Big Island)
If you’re searching for a boost of sophistication in your drink choice, look no further. The Kona Manhattan offers a unique twist on a cocktail classic with the introduction of Kona coffee, representing the island’s history of coffee bean agriculture. The martini-like beverage also includes Guava-Grape dessert wine – a sweet white wine blend from Volcano Winery, adjacent to the Big Island’s Kilauea Volcano.
Mix it up: Kona Manhattan
1.5 oz. of Knob Creek Whiskey
.5 oz. of Averna Liqueur
.5 oz. of Guava-Grape dessert wine from Volcano Winery
.25 oz. of Mama’s Kona Coffee Espresso
Combine ingredients. Stir and serve in a stemmed glass. Garnish with chocolate-covered espresso beans (optional).
Hop to: Maui
Sailor Jerry, the man, was a renowned tattoo artist who settled in Hawaii in the 1930s who opened a tattoo parlor in Honolulu’s Chinatown. During World War II, hundreds of sailors visited his shop to adorn their bodies with images of anchors, hula girls and other Hawaiian-themed tattoos. In this creative cocktail, Sailor Jerry’s namesake rum is blended with a unique juice blend and two other liquors to pack a punch for those who are adventurous enough to order one.
Mix it up: Sailor Jerry Volcano
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
Pack a tall cocktail glass with ice and add the Sailor Jerry Rum and POG. Top with the Whalers Rum, then add a splash of Bacardi 151 Rum. Drizzle grenadine to taste and to add a lava-like color to this appropriately named “Volcano” drink. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and lime.
Hop to: Kauai
The longstanding “Bloody Mary” has been a part of St. Regis history since 1934 and has become the signature cocktail of the brand. As every St. Regis resort blends a unique version of the cocktail with local inspiration and flare, The St. Regis Princeville’s “Aloha Mary” is one of the most iconic. Inspired by the 1958 classic film South Pacific, shot on the island of Kauai, The Aloha Mary combines locally sourced ingredients including Sriracha, wasabi and smoked guava wood sea salt, which imparts a rich and complex oceanic flavor to the cocktail.
Mix it up: Aloha Mary
Juice of half a lime / 15 ml fresh Lime Juice
10 drops/30 ml Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch Wasabi Powder
2 drops Sriracha
2 twists Black Pepper
1/2 tsp / 2.5 g Celery Salt
1 oz / 30 ml premium organic Hawaiian Ocean Vodka
3 oz / 90 ml Clamato juice
Kauai guava wood-smoked Sea Salt
Sea Asparagus, for garnish
1 Lime wedge, for garnish
Combine lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, wasabi powder, Sriracha, pepper, celery salt, vodka and Clamato juice in cocktail shaker. Shake and pour over ice in a Collins glass rimmed with guava wood-smoked sea salt. Garnish with local sea asparagus and a lime wedge.