Living like a local- Big Island cocktails

Nothing like winding down your day with great company, food, and most importantly- drinks.

Join me as I give you my insider info into the best cocktails Big Island has to offer.

Napua – Mauna Lani; Waikoloa

The Shave Ice Martini ($14)

Grey Goose Vodka, lilikoi, pineapple, and a hint of coconut flowing over shaved ice

Napua is one of my favorite any occasion restaurants- I know what ever I order will be quality since they source ingredients locally.

Kona Inn – Alii Drive; Kailua Kona

World Famous Mai Tai ($10)

Recipe is top secret, of course, how else would it stay world famous?

Kona Inn is a hidden gem in Historic Kona Town featuring sweeping ocean views, great food, and even better cocktails. 

Mai Grille – Waikoloa

Thai Coconut Basil Chi ($12)

Grey Goose L’Orange, coconut cream, pineapple juice, Thai basil, and chili spice

Sitting right on the golf course green is Mai Grille- featuring a fun and laid back environment while serving up award-winning dishes.

Merriman’s – Waimea

Ginger Martini ($14)

Fresh ginger infused simple syrup shaken with vodka and served “Up”

Merriman’s has been around for over 20 years- no wonder they carry so many awards. Sitting in paniolo town of Waimea, you can enjoy cozy upcountry dining with warm Hawaiian hospitality.

Magic’s Beach Grill – Alii Drive; Kailua Kona

Painkiller ($10)

 Koloa Dark Rum, coconut cream, orange juice, & pineapple juice ~ Blended

You will be seated so close to the beach, you can taste the salt water in the breeze. Magic’s Beach Grill always serves up fresh flavorful food and incredible craft cocktails.