3 Maui Bartenders are on their way to Bacardi Mai Tai Fest at the Royal Kona Resort


You can’t be a bartender in Hawaii with out knowing the Mai Tai. While some may despise the drink, others are willing to turn it into a creative outlet which I bore witness to at last week’s Mai Tai Mix Off preliminary competition at the Royal Lahaina. Ten bartenders went head to head in five seven minute rounds with their own personal recipes. The top three competitors will get a place at the Second Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival held on August 14 at the Royal Kona Resort.

Congratulations to MaiTai competition winners Blair, Ryan from Mala, and Jeff at Kor Westin and people’s choice Julie from Kahale’s


Blair took top awards with his kamaaina mai tai, w ryan burdens kiona aloha mai tai a show stopper, and jeff felice’s mai tai making an awesome blend of bacardi flavors   All bartenders in competition Peoples choice winner Julie Henson from Kahales beach Club kihei with joey gottesman Sent from my iPhone Posted via […]

Its all business at the @bacardi MaiTai mix off Judging table at the Royal Lahaina


> > This table is full of creative mai tai styling >   > > > Bacardi models > > > > Drink by Jeff Felice of westin KOR > > > > > Loved the strawberry mai tai from Maui Brewing Co joel Fleck > > > > > Sent from my iPhone Posted […]

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

Bacardi Mai Tai Maui Club Card

photo credit: brianholsclaw 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 […]

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A Q&A with Joey Gottesman, Mad Mixologist

Liquid Luxury Party bring Joey Gottesman to Maui Here is my Q & A session: Jen Russo:  What are you finding inspiring in the realm of cocktails at the moment? Joey Gottesman: I am inspired by the “cocktail culture” resurgence here in our state, the guests that enjoy having a well engineered drink,  and the […]