Mai Tai Competion and Torched Cherry Bacardi Featured at Royal Lahaina Pool Party July 7!

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Mai Tais are like our State cocktail, at least for the tourists. But all of the bartenders here must make many Mai Tais daily. The Royal Lahaina Resort is hosting their chance to have a little fun with our “Hawaii-an punch” as twelve bartenders go glass to glass in a Mai Tai competion poolside at the Don the Beachcomer Restaurant sponsored by Better Brands and Bacardi. The competition is a qualifier for the Second Annual Don the Beachcomer Mai Tai Festival held at the Royal Kona Resort. The top three finalists get to compete in Kona.

Pre Mix-Off entrants thus far include: Wendy Augustine from Haliimaile General Store; Blair Anderson from Mala Ocean Tavern; Deliah Asada; Sasanna Babshoff from 3’s Bar and Grill; Ryan Burden from Mala Ocean Tavern; Jeff Felice from Westin KOR; Joel Flack from Royal Lahaina/Maui Brewing Company; Julie Henson from Kahele’s Beach Club; Jason Kashtan from Canoe’s Restaurant; and Eric Martinez from Four Season’s Maui. Judging will be done by Joey Gottesman from Better Brands, Eric Gilliom of the Barefoot Natives, and Chuck Bergson from Pacific Radio Group.

You can come vote for your fave bartender while you get a taste of the new flavor of Bacardi, Torched Cherry. (Post event follow up and winners here, 2nd annual Mai Tai Festival here)Cherry Bacardi cokes will have new meaning with this flavored rum. Bacardi has their own text line at 655-79, text torch to that number and you will get text updates with Bacardi recipes! my first one: (after verifying that I was of legal drinking age…) or for more recipes become a friend of Bacardi (on facebook) here, and Torched Cherry here.

“Pour 1 part Bacardi Torched Cherry” flavored Rum and 3 parts cola over ice and add a lime wedge”

My mouth is really wanting a sip of this beverage, so I hope to have a list of bars soon that we will find it at. But it will definitely be featured at tomorrow’s Board Shorts, Bikinis and Bacardi event. Royal Lahaina will host vendors around the pool including MILA, the Miracle Seed; Royal Trading Co. featuring Locally made goods, Real Foods Maui, Tiki Carvers, Weavers and other artisans. Even better sounds styled by DJ Dan and the Bacardi Girls will be there too. Pupus and BBQ planned for appetites. In addition Bacardi is taking the fun to facebook with party goers posing for pics in front of green screen.

Check this out via media post from Karlene Lukovitz of Marketing Daily

Meanwhile, the Torched Cherry Facebook fan page will offer fans not only recipes, videos and the mobile applications, but a way to capture and share photos taken during on-premises promotional events for the new rum offering.

During the events, consumers will be encouraged to pose in front of a green screen with friends. Their images will then be superimposed in the foreground of a Torched Cherry backdrop, placed on the flavored rum’s Facebook fan page, and emailed individually to those photographed so that they can forward the photos to friends.

check out some photos here

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Don the Beachcomber

at the Royal Lahaina Resort

2780 Kekaa Drive
Lahaina, HI 96761-1971
(808) 661-3611
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2780 Kekaa Drive
Lahaina, HI 96761-1971
(808) 661-3611

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