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.
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.
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.