Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii “Can’t Miss” Cocktails (November 2015)
At Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii, every cocktail tells a story
As today’s luxury travelers search for new and genuine vacation experiences, they also are seeking authenticity and meaning in their dining and beverage selections. Nowhere is this more evident than during the cocktail hour. Indeed, the carefully crafted cocktail is enjoying a well-deserved renaissance, particularly at the 11 Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii.
Starwood’s bartender specialists, wine connoisseurs and mixologists draw from local culture and fresh island ingredients to infuse timeless elements and refreshing twists on old favorites, creating some “neo-classics” in the process.
It is the ultimate “cocktail crawl,” as this special selection from Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii presents ways to sip and savor the rich flavors of world-famous Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, coconut, mango, passion fruit and more, all grown in Hawaii's lava-rich soil and prepared in an artisanal manner, packed with flavor and culinary history.
Highlighting a local story or featuring locally sourced ingredients, these cool signature cocktails are captivating extensions of Island lore. The carefully crafted libations draw on the rich history of the Hawaiian Islands and can satisfy the sophisticate’s desire for a “a more meaningful Mai Tai.”
Enjoy these recipes and their delightful origins. As the locals say, “okole maluna” (bottoms up).
Featuring - Nutty Hawaiian
If you are craving a liquid dessert, this decadent cocktail is the perfect way to finish off a delicious meal. The Macadamia Nut Liqueur will transport those nutty enough to try it to the local plantations where fresh macadamia nuts are harvested, while chocolate and coconut syrups provide a sweet taste of paradise. Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. to farm macadamia nuts and cocoa; its plentiful coconuts are legendary, too, making this a delicious way to celebrate Maui’s agricultural bounty.
The Nutty Hawaiian also contains Stoli Vanilla Vodka, sweet cream, Bailey’s Irish Cream and toasted macadamia nuts, encouraging those who are a little off their rockers to relax and experience all the richness Maui has to offer.
¾ oz. Macadamia Nut Liqueur
½ oz. Stoli Vanilla Vodka
¼ oz. Coconut Syrup
½ oz. Sweet Cream
¼ oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Hershey Liquid Chocolate
Crushed Macadamia Nuts (Optional: toast lightly for added flavor)
Chill a Martini glass. Blend ingredients over ice. Dip the rim of the martini glass into liquid chocolate, followed by crushed nuts. Pour the blended mix into the glass. Top it with a chocolate swirl and enjoy.