Andaz Maui at Wailea: Craft Cocktails by Julie Reiner at the Lehua Lounge
"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."
They have a cocktail menu up now, hopefully it's as good as it sounds!
Aged rum, white rum, lemon, demerara syrup,
blackberry, raspberry, rose champagne
Gin, dry vermouth, shiso leaves, grapefruit
and lemon juice
Gin, lime, cucumber, mint & soda
TIKI… NOW & THEN
MAI TAI (TRADER VIC 1944)
Aged Martinique & Jamaican rums, lime juice, toasted
almond orgeat, orange curacao
Vida mezcal, Carpano Antica, agave syrup,
pineapple, lemon, mole bitters
SPICE & TROPICAL TEA
White rum, ginger syrup, lime, pineapple,
angostura bitters, soda
Vodka, jasmine tea, white peach, lime juice, sugar
HOLIDAY IN JALISCO
Blanco tequila, jalapeno syrup, lime &
pineapple juice, soda
PAIA TOWN COCKTAIL
Aged rum, sweet vermouth, Campari, Meletti
amaro, demerara, orange bitters, orange zest
Rye whiskey, aged rum, macadamia nut orgeat,
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).
re: Beach Chick
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.