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Starwood Elevates Cocktail Culture

HONOLULU—The carefully crafted cocktail is enjoying a well-deserved renaissance, as guests at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii sip and savor authentic recipes inspired by Island lore. Starwood’s bartender specialists and mixologists draw from local culture and fresh Island ingredients to infuse timeless elements and refreshing twists on old favorites, in an authentic, artisanal manner.

Available now is a collection of 11 signature cocktail recipes from Starwood’s 11 hotels and resorts in Hawaii, plus a 12th bonus recipe. Suitable for at-home entertaining, each of the “Can’t-Miss Cocktails” is accompanied by a brief story explaining the drink’s origins and island-inspired ingredients.

It is the ultimate “cocktail crawl,” as this special selection presents ways to experience the rich flavors of world-famous Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, coconut, mango, passion fruit and more, all grown in Hawaii’s lava-rich soil, artfully prepared and packed with flavor and culinary history. The unique creations showcase local libations such as Ocean Vodka, handcrafted in Hawaii and the only vodka in the world distilled from organic sugar cane and blended with deep ocean mineral water, as well as Okolehao Liqueur, made from Hawaii’s legendary ti root moonshine.

“At Starwood’s 11 hotels and resorts throughout Hawaii, we strive to provide a meaningful and authentic experience for our guests, and that includes their dining and beverage selections,” said David Richard, regional director of sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii and French Polynesia. “Each signature cocktail in our ‘Cocktail Culture’ Collection tells a distinct story about Hawaii, from the Islands’ rich history and culture, to the diverse locally sourced ingredients that are thoughtfully selected by our mixologists.”