Get ready to shake things up with some of Hawaii’s best mixologists. The 2nd annual Hawaii’s Best Mocktails competition is coming up Tuesday, May 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at International Market Place. This friendly competition will feature non-alcoholic cocktails for non-drinkers and designated drivers from bars, lounges and restaurants across the state. It's sponsored by DTRIC Insurance, Ltd. and the Hawaii Restaurant Association and the best part? It's free and you can sample the entries before voting for your favorite. All you need to do is register on Eventbrite.
Media personalities, industry professionals and social influencers will select the Judge’s Choice winner; you and other guests will vote for People’s Choice. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.
Hawaii’s Best Mocktails event invites designated drivers to enjoy alcohol-free drinks that look and taste as exotic as their cocktail counterparts. It’s part of HRA’s campaign to prevent drunk driving accidents while creating an inclusive atmosphere for all by offering mocktail options alongside classic cocktails.
Full recipes for the featured mocktails will be available online after the competition.
Here are the 14 finalists and their featured mocktails:
53 By the Sea: Yuzu Making Me Blush
Flour & Barley: Koolau Cooler
Hula Grill Waikiki: Cucumber Passion Fruit Spritzer
M.A.C. 24/7: Island Poppin’ Lemonade
Magic’s Beach Grill (Hawaii Island): Pahoehoe Plunge
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (Hawaii Island): Orange Dream Booch
SKY Waikiki: Hatton Heist
Smith & Kings: So Ono Fizz
The Manifest: Ginger & Rose Fizz
The Mill House (Maui): Feel Free to Tiki
The Nook Neighborhood Bistro: The Renegade Old Fashioned
Tiki’s Grill & Bar: Shi-so Spicy
Vintage Vinegars: Spice Grilled Pineapple Vinegar Elixir
ShoreFyre: Gardener’s Fizz