Monkeypod Kitchen Maui Happy Hour and Bartender Interview with Jason Vendrell

Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen Maui Happy Hour – Daily. $8 specialty cocktails, $6 Ocean vodka drinks, $4.50 draft beers, $6 selected glass pours, $8 pizzas and half off appetizers. 3-5:30pm and 9-11pm. On Sun. get half all Champagne all day. 10 Wailea Gateway Pl., Unit B-201; 808-891-2322;

Hooch Handle

Jason Vendrell

When are you punching the clock at Monkeypod Kitchen?

Very often. Always on Sunday nights.

Why sling booze?

I love smiling, laughing and talking story with people.

Libation Likes

Tequila, Champagne, Anchor Liberty Ale.

Astro Sign?


Moonshine Mixture

No Ka Oi: Ocean vodka with muddled Thai basil, lime, simple syrup and mixture of local honey, lilikoi and egg whites. It has a great flavor and light frothy texture, thanks to the egg whites. Our Monkeypod Mai Tai is pretty awesome, too.

Personal Poison

Champagne when I can afford it (which is rarely). Usually whatever cheap wine (red or white) that’s in my fridge.

Sweet soused perks

Meeting so many interesting people and having them tell me that my hair looks nice.

Bottle Buzz Kills

Wanting to drink with the people I meet.

Tipsy Tips

Monkeypod Kitchen just started doing champagne Sundays: 50 percent off bottles of bubbles all day!

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