The Top Signature Cocktails Found In Hawaiʻi
Whether you’re looking for Mai Tais or Margaritas, some of Waikiki’s best bartenders are shaking and stirring your favorite libations. These classic cocktails encompass island life in origin or personality - or both. Here’s our favorite Hawai‘i cocktails and where to get them. Best of all, these bars and restaurants are all just steps from Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, so you have no excuse not to belly up to the bar and order.
Although we strive to provide the most current information, bars and restaurants mentioned may close at any time, operate with a limited menu or reduced hours, or have takeout options only. We recommend checking individual websites for operating hours, updates, and social distancing measures before visiting.
Blue Hawai‘i @ Arnold’s Beach Bar
Waikiki is the birthplace of the Blue Hawai‘i. Created by legendary bartender Harry Yee in 1957, the blue cocktail is made of rum, pineapple juice, Blue Curaçao, sweet and sour mix, and sometimes vodka (not to be confused with the Blue Hawaiian which uses creme of coconut instead of sweet and sour mix). Find the tropical concoction at Arnold’s Beach Bar, a beloved dive Tiki bar tucked behind Eggs ‘n Things. 339 Saratoga Rd.
Maui Mule @ Maui Brewing
Slide into the spacious Maui Brewing Company for a local take on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. The open-air brewery and restaurant created the Maui Mule, made with Ocean Organic vodka, Maui Brewing Co. ginger beer, house sour, and lime. 2300 Kalakaua Ave.
Piña Colada @ SWELL Bar
Located poolside at ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, Swell Bar blends up a tasty Piña Colada with Bacardi Superior Rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. Sip on the classic cocktail while experiencing Swell’s nightly Light Monument Video Art Series, a new video art projection series showcasing the beautiful landscapes of O‘ahu, set to evening vibes spun by resident DJs (7 - 9 p.m.). Join SWELL Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. for their Earth to Cup sustainable food and cocktail happy hour series. The Earth-centered menu features small bites reflective of Hawai‘i and hand-crafted cocktails inspired by the four elements. 2490 Kalakaua Ave.
Lycheetini @ Morimoto Asia Waikiki
The sleek Pan-Asian eatery located within ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach features a delicate martini that features the sweet taste of the lychee fruit. Morimoto’s Lycheetini is made with Ocean vodka, Iichiko Shochu, Soho lychee liqueur, and fresh lychee. 2490 Kalakaua Ave.
Margarita @ Momosan
Momosan has a playful take on one of our favorite cocktails of summer. Their Yuzu Margarita is made with Sauza Silver Tequila, yuzu citrus, Triple sec, and lime. Located within ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. 2490 Kalakaua Ave.
Mai Tai @ Tiki’s Grill & Bar
Kalakaua Avenue’s premier Tiki bar and restaurant within Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel whips up the quintessential cocktail of Tiki culture. Tiki’s Grill & Bar makes a delicious 1944 Mai Tai with premium Cruzan Light Rum, Trader Vic's Dark Rum, Orange Curaçao, Orgeat, fresh lime juice, and topped with a house-made passion fruit foam - all within a souvenir glass you get to keep. Enjoy lanai seating high above Kalakaua Avenue with beautiful sunset views and live music. 2570 Kalakaua Ave.
Lava Flow @ Lulu’s Waikiki
The colorful frozen cocktail emulates the look of a real-life volcano by pouring two distinctive layers of color that ‘flow’ as you drink. Located next door to Tiki’s Grill & Bar within Park Shore Waikiki Hotel, Lulu’s Waikiki makes a flavorful frozen version of the drink with white rum, coconut, pineapple juice, and strawberry puree. 2586 Kalakaua Ave.
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