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Kauai's Best Bartender

Jennifer Bryant of The Club at Kukui‘ula is named Kauai’s Best Bartender. Photo courtesy of RumFire Poipu Beach
Jennifer Bryant of The Club at Kukui‘ula is named Kauai’s Best Bartender. Photo courtesy of RumFire Poipu Beach

Jennifer Bryant of The Club at Kukui‘ula is named Kauai’s Best Bartender. Photo courtesy of RumFire Poipu Beach

Last night, RumFire Poipu Beach declared Jennifer Bryant of The Club at Kukuiula champion of the Kauai’s Best Bartender competition. In the contest’s second year, 16 finalists from the island’s food and beverage industry were challenged to showcase original Koloa Rum-based cocktails over a 15-week competition for the chance to earn the title and the $4,000 grand prize. Eric Carroll of La Spezia was named runner up and received a $1,000 second prize, both courtesy of Koloa Rum Company.

Hawaii Coconut Rum Cocktail Recipe

Joey Gottesman, an Oahu-based mixologist. Daniel Lane photo.

Joey Gottesman, an Oahu-based mixologist. Daniel Lane photo.

Joey Gottesman, an Oahu-based mixologist. Daniel Lane photo.


This Hawaii coconut rum cocktail recipe features Koloa Coconut Rum, an ingredient that eight chefs will use during the Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off. Since Koloa Rum is celebrating their 7th anniversary this month, I’ve also included four fun-rum events that save money and will tickle your palate. Speaking of tickle, here’s the recipe.

Hawaii's Koloa Rum Wins Gold in Multiple Competitions

Photo courtesy of Koloa Rum Company. Daniel Lane photographer
Hawaiian Kukui Brand Mai Tai made with Koloa Rum. Daniel Lane photo

Hawaiian Kukui Brand Mai Tai made with Koloa Rum. Daniel Lane photo

Koloa Rum was awarded five Gold Medals at the 2016 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in April, and more awards in other prestigious international spirits competitions this year.

“It is exciting and extremely gratifying to

Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Winter Elixirs from Tommy Bahama

Worker Bee by Tommy Bahama. Contributed photo.

Worker Bee by Tommy Bahama. Contributed photo.


Tis the season at Tommy Bahama! The iconic island lifestyle brand has crafted three new cocktails to help you celebrate the holiday season.  The Worker Bee is truly unique using the warmth of bourbon as its base mixed with St. Germa Elderflower and Aperol which gives it the red holiday hue.  Tommy Bahama puts a twist on the much-loved eggnog with its Coconut Eggnog Martini that has nice kick with the addition of coconut rum and bourbon.  The Pomegranate Mimosa is a cheerful Champagne cocktail that uses Pomegranate syrup, fresh orange juice and Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur which brings new flavor and meaning to ‘mimosa.’

An Oasis of Koloa Rum Drinks and a Romp in Paradise

On October 11, A Culinary Romp Through Paradise will end at Oasis on the Beach with a presentation from Koloa Rum Co. president, Bob Gunter. Joel Downs, mixologist at Oasis on the Beach, will feature these cocktails made with Koloa Rum. If you can’t make it, the Koloa Rum Co. and Oasis on the Beach have generously shared…