Summer Cocktail Recipes from Halekulani Barbara Kingstone June 7, 2012 Cuisine Halekulani (www.halekulani.com), Waikiki’s legendary beachfront hotel, has created 3 specialty summer cocktails – Cachaca Samba, Mango Mint Freeze andCharlie Chan. Along with Halekulani’s signature Mai Tai, which was invented and still served at the hotel, these summertime concoctions are available at the award-winningOrchids restaurant, by the pool and of course, while enjoying traditional Hawaiian entertainment at Halekulani’s famed outdoor gathering spot House Without a Key, which is immortalized in a 1925 Charlie Chan novel. Below please find the recipes for these refreshing summer cocktail creations. Cachaca Samba 1 ½ ounce Cachaca ½ ounce Cedilla Acai Berry Liqueur 3 lime wedges cut in halves ½ ounce fresh lime juice 1 ounce rock candy syrup Method: Place the lime wedges in a mixing glass and muddle briskly with juice and rock candy syrup, then add cachaca and 1 scoop of ice and shake well. Pour into a double old –fashioned glass (do not strain), add more ice if needed and serve with a float of Cedilla. Garnish: Orchid Mango Mint Freeze 1 ½ ounce Malibu Rum 2 ounce Mango Puree 1 ½ ounce Sweet n Sour 4 Mint leaves Method: Add all ingredients to blender with ice and blend thoroughly. Pour into rocks glass Garnish: Dehydrated mango slice and mint sprig The Charlie Chan 1 ½ oz Barsol Pisco (Primero) ½ oz Orchid Guava Liqueur ½ oz Strawberry Puree ½ oz Lime Juice Method: shake all ingredients with ice. Serve straight up into a chilled martini glass. Garnish: half strawberry on the rim and kafir lime leaf.