It’s summertime on Kauai. What better way to cool off from that hot Hawaiian sun than with a delicious cocktail at one of our local establishments? For a well-earned cocktail after a day of hiking, sand, and sun, or even to start the day off right, most Poipu restaurants offer a full bar. Of course they can masterfully craft any of your traditional favorites, but don’t miss out on the opportunity to sample unique signature cocktails designed with your full enjoyment of the island in mind.
Located in Old Koloa Town, this quaint Italian eatery brings you culinary and liquid delights with the finest and freshest ingredients including the Glitterati. It is a lemon drop with an Italian twist that includes Grey Goose Le Citron, Tuaca, Amaretto Di Sarrono and fresh lemon, which are shaken to perfection and served in a sugar rimmed martini glass.
The Beach House
Known for their spectacular sunset views of Poipu, this Pacific Rim restaurant strives to offer the very best of Kauai. Their signature drink, the Lilikoi Mojito, is made with Koloa White Rum, Parrot Bay Passion Fruit Rum, fresh lilikoi puree, muddled fresh mint and lime, with a splash of club soda.
Red Salt at the Koa Kea Resort
A diverse menu celebrating fresh Hawaiian seafood and produce enhances the gorgeous oceanfront setting of Red Salt at the Koa Kea Resort. Their tantalizing signature cocktail is the Red Coral martini featuring Vanilla and Raspberry Stolichnaya with a touch of pomegranate.
Great food and amazing Hawaiian hospitality literally steps from Poipu Beach is what you will enjoy at Brennecke’s. Watch the sunset while sipping a refreshing Koloa Dark and Stormy that includes ginger beer, Koloa Dark Rum with fresh lime and bitters.
Poipu Tropical Burgers
This casual, open-air restaurant is located in Poipu Shopping Village and offers great food at affordable prices. Complete your meal with their signature Passion Fruit Mai Tai with passion fruit, pineapple, and guava flavoring, as well as light and dark rum.
Grand Hyatt Kauai
The Grand Hyatt Kauai has plenty of settings to enjoy their light version of an old favorite, a skinny Pina Colada. But sitting in a bikini poolside may be the best option. This fabulous cocktail is refreshing without all the calories. Combine Koloa’s Coconut Rum with coconut water, pineapple juice and garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple. Sip & enjoy.
Experience modern Mexican fare with unexpected flavors at Tortilla Republic situated in The Shops at Kukui’ula. They offer a variety of gastronomic and cocktail delights including the Purist, mixed with Karma Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, agave Nectar and fresh lime juice.
Poipu’s many restaurants have much more to offer than fabulous food. Trade in your beach umbrella for a parasol in your glass. Bet you can’t have just one!