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Andaz Maui at Wailea: Craft Cocktails by Julie Reiner at the Lehua Lounge

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kathryn Aug 13, 2013 07:43 PM

http://www.examiner.com/article/andaz-maui-at-wailea-will-feature-iron-chef-masaharu-morimoto

"Reiner will lead the resort’s beverage program, drawing much of her inspiration from her native Oahu by using the freshest fruits, spices and spirits in her original cocktails."

I follow Julie Reiner on Twitter and she just posted a photo with the caption "almost ready to open."

https://twitter.com/mixtressnyc/statu...

  1. k
    kathryn Oct 27, 2013 03:57 PM

    They have a cocktail menu up now, hopefully it's as good as it sounds!

    COCKTAILS

    MODERN TROPICAL
    16

    BLUSH BABY
    Aged rum, white rum, lemon, demerara syrup,
    blackberry, raspberry, rose champagne

    GREEN DESTINY
    Gin, dry vermouth, shiso leaves, grapefruit
    and lemon juice

    SOUTHSIDE FIZZ
    Gin, lime, cucumber, mint & soda


    TIKI… NOW & THEN
    16

    MAI TAI (TRADER VIC 1944)
    Aged Martinique & Jamaican rums, lime juice, toasted
    almond orgeat, orange curacao

    SILVERSWORD
    Vida mezcal, Carpano Antica, agave syrup,
    pineapple, lemon, mole bitters


    SPICE & TROPICAL TEA
    16

    UPCOUNTRY BUCK
    White rum, ginger syrup, lime, pineapple,
    angostura bitters, soda

    BEIJING PEACH
    Vodka, jasmine tea, white peach, lime juice, sugar

    HOLIDAY IN JALISCO
    Blanco tequila, jalapeno syrup, lime &
    pineapple juice, soda


    SPIRITOUS DRINKS
    16

    PAIA TOWN COCKTAIL
    Aged rum, sweet vermouth, Campari, Meletti
    amaro, demerara, orange bitters, orange zest

    KONA SQUALL
    Rye whiskey, aged rum, macadamia nut orgeat,
    mole bitters

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    1. re: kathryn
      k
      kathryn Dec 26, 2013 10:24 AM

      Has drinks here last night. Kind of a weird location overlooking the infinity pools but with the busy & open air Ka'ana Kitchen behind you so their music kind of bleeds over. Good place to watch the sun set.

      Service was good but a little hovering. Fresh juices, house made syrups, but only "cheater" ice with the big holes in it. Would have been nice to have those big ice cubes for the boozy & stirred drinks.

      Enjoyed the Holiday in Jalisco, Paia Town, and Kona Squall. Kona Squall as the best of the three as they use Bulleit and Zacapa 23 to make it.. Macadamia nut orgeat, too. Tried the pork buns (2 to an order, overstuffed, hard to eat, only OK) and the mochiko ribs (kimchee on top seemed unnecessary, ribs themselves were good, six to an order, also pricey).

    2. Beach Chick Aug 15, 2013 09:45 PM

      Aloha..
      Had no idea that Andaz was going into Wailea.
      Mahalo

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      1. re: Beach Chick
        k
        kathryn Aug 16, 2013 08:21 AM

        Yeah, there's going to be a Morimoto there as well.

        Very excited for the prospect of actual craft cocktails on both Maui and Kauai now.

        1. re: kathryn
          Beach Chick Aug 16, 2013 08:40 AM

          Aloha Kathryn!

          It's beyond exciting. .
          Now, if we can get Tiki Iniki open by mid Sept, that would be the ultimate trifecta.

          Side note..did you see the Todd Rundgren gig with Daryl Hall @ Live at Daryl's House in Hanalei?
          Outstanding!

          1. re: kathryn
            c
            cobpdx Aug 16, 2013 01:54 PM

            We will be on Maui over Labor Day. Will try to check it out.

            I should say that the best cocktails prior to this on Maui have been at Merriman's Kapalua. Not perfect, but they do actually make some of their own bitters, etc. so it has been my go-to when on that side of the island.

            1. re: cobpdx
              k
              kathryn Aug 26, 2013 01:03 PM

              The hotel has delayed their opening to September 1st.

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