Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Showdown

The Ultimate Ocean cocktail showdown event was a huge success! Six chefs, six mixologists, six non-profit organizations represented, a lot of people who attended  (I heard the count was 1,500+), delicious food, yummy cocktail, beautiful oceanside venue, marvelous sunset, fabulous entertainment, dancing, chatting with friends – the evening was so much fun!


I took a lot of photos that night. I shared many on social media using the hashtags  #oceanshowdown and #ultimateoceancocktail.  By the time I was going to write this post over the weekend I couldn’t decide which photos to share in the post! Thankfully, Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa created a video of the event, so now I can relax and not stress on deciding which photos to use – I will just share the video at the end of this post. I also saw a photo album shared on Ocean Vodka’s Facebook Page so I am sharing those with you too.


The cocktail recipes, the info on the chefs, the mixologists, the pairing, the non-profit team, are on my post at Wailea Realty Maui Blog so I won’t repeat here.  Hop on over there in case you want the recipe to try them at home. Go to:  Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail Showdown At The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa – Event Info and Recipes

It was so hard deciding who to vote for. All cocktails, the dishes, and the pairings are excellent.  I also support all the non-profits represented.  In the end I had to cast my vote. And the winners were:

Best Pairing – Lee Anne Wong and Daniel Vincent:


Best Dish – Hank’s Haute Dogs:


Best Cocktail – Ross Steidel’s Salty Poi Dog:



More photos:




And now, here’s the video I was talking about. Have fun watching and hope to see you on the Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Showdown next year.  Aloha!