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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARAVERTISER.COM
                                The Happy Buddha.

Bring on the ’bucha

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARAVERTISER.COM
                                The Happy Buddha.

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Tart, effervescent and refreshing, kombucha is the probiotic drink that is giving coconut water a run for its money. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Haleiwa Christmas, infused spirit, left, mulled wine, Santa’s Surboard and Spiced Chai Toddy.

Delivering holiday cheer

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Haleiwa Christmas, infused spirit, left, mulled wine, Santa’s Surboard and Spiced Chai Toddy.

Updated on  December 13, 2016 at 6:44 pm
As much as we stress ourselves out with the busyness of the holidays, it is equally as satisfying to relax and enjoy the festivities that come with this time of year. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Noel Spritz

Thanksgiving cocktails bear spirits, flavors of autumn

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Noel Spritz

Updated on  November 11, 2016 at 7:29 am
Even though we don’t have real “seasons” here in Hawaii, we can trick our palates by tempting them with the flavors of fall, spiceand everything nice Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cider House Rules

Flavors of apple pair perfectly with upcoming seasons

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Cider House Rules

Updated on  October 12, 2016 at 2:46 pm
Along with being synonymous with our great American heritage, apples remind me of the holidays — comfort, wrapped in a delicious, cinnamon-tinged package. Enjoy in baked goods, with savory meats,and even in a refreshing beverage. Read More
 
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Kitchen Sink

‘Bloodies’ kick off a full day of football

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Kitchen Sink

Updated on  September 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm
September is here, and for many across America, that means one thing: football season! Loyal fans are flocking to bars featuring the NFL ticket so they can take in their fill with big screens and surround sound. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Agave Fresco.

Sunny cocktails mark end of summer

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Agave Fresco.

Updated on  August 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm
Summer is almost over, a great excuse to throw an end-of-summer bash. Read More
 
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Beach Day.

Sunny sippers celebrate the magic of mangoes

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Beach Day.

Updated on  July 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm
Hawaii has always had a love affair with mangoes, and for good reason. We have festivals dedicated to them, fairs known for their chutney variations and roadside stands devoted to the pickled version. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                An old-fashioned on top of a bourbon barrel.

Mix up cocktails in classic styles

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                An old-fashioned on top of a bourbon barrel.

Updated on  June 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm
When you order a margarita at a bar, do you know what is going into it? Will it be true to the classic recipe, with fresh lime,sugar, top-shelf orange liqueur and the sweet nectar of the gods, 100 percent de agave tequila? Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mr. Miyagi is made with whiskey blended with a pressed shiso leave and green tea syrup.

Tea party with punch

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Mr. Miyagi is made with whiskey blended with a pressed shiso leave and green tea syrup.

Updated on  May 16, 2016 at 5:09 pm
When I was a little girl, I loved having high tea with my mom and friends. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Beet Goes On.

Drink your veggies via savory cocktails

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Beet Goes On.

Updated on  April 12, 2016 at 7:02 pm
If you’ve never been a big fan of Peter Rabbit’s chosen diet, perhaps a little tequila will change your mind. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                These session cocktails include a Lunchtime Spritz, left, All Pimmed Out and Little Polka Dot Bikini.

Lighter cocktails will leave you lucid

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                These session cocktails include a Lunchtime Spritz, left, All Pimmed Out and Little Polka Dot Bikini.

Updated on  April 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm
So you’re at your favorite bar and want to enjoy just one more. But you don’t want to over consume, plus there’s that 5 a.m. cross-fit class to get to. Consider a “session” cocktail. Read More