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A favorite pastime at Hawaiian Island hotel destinations include specialty drinks. I have included a few of my favorites for your next Luau party or to tempt you to fly over to Maui or Lanai for some tropical libations.

Blue Hawaii
1/2 oz. blue Curacao
2 oz. rum
1 oz pineapple juice
1 1/2 tsp coconut cream

Lava Flo
1 1/2 oz light rum
1 oz sour mix
1 oz cream
1 1/2 oz light rum
1 oz coconut syrup
1 oz pineapple juice
(garnish with chopped pineapple)

Mai Tai
1/2 oz Curacao
1/4 oz sugar
1/4 ounce almond syrup
1 oz light rum
1 oz dark rum
1 lime
(garnish with lemon peel, pineapple chunks or maraschino cherry)


Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills Hotel
Dining Room, Regent Beverly Wilshire
Windows, Four Seasons at Beverly Hills
JAAN, L’Ermitage Hotel
Lavande, Loews SM Beach Hotel
Gigi, Sofitel Hotel
Yi Cuisine, Los Angeles
Maple Drive, Beverly Hills
Surya, Los Angeles
Grace, Los Angeles
Zax, Brentwood
Geoffrey’s, Malibu
BeauRivage, Malibu
Sage, Malibu
Taverna Tony’s, Malibu
The Lobster, Santa Monica
Michael’s, Santa Monica
Globe Restaurant, Venice
Spago, Beverly Hills
Tanino Ristorante, Westwood
Citronella, Santa Barbara Inn
Rodney’s, Santa Barbara/Fess Parker Hotel
1111 Café, Radisson Hotel, Santa Barbara
Spa Café, Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara
La Cachette, Westwood
Encore Restaurant, St. Regis Hotel, Los Angeles
Breeze, Century Plaza Hotel, Century City
Ruth Chris, Beverly Hills
Café Roma, Beverly Hills
Amalfi, Los Angeles
Toast, Los Angeles
Pinot Bistro, Studio Cit


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