24 May Grotto Bar at Hyatt Regency Maui Debuts New Cocktail Menu
The Grotto Bar at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa announces a new exclusive cocktail menu inspired by its mixologists’ favorite Hawaiian flavors and surrounding environment of Lahaina and the Pacific. The new cocktail menu is available exclusively at the Grotto Bar, a bar located in a rustic cave setting and hidden between two waterfalls separating the resort’s two free-form swimming pools.
“In crafting the new cocktail menu, we wanted the drinks to reflect our bartenders’ personalities and our location” said Jeremy Ryan, Food and Beverage Manager, Grotto Bar and Umalu. “The Merciless Sun, for example, is the English word for Lahaina and is an homage to Lahaina Town. To reflect the warm, dry climate of Lahaina, we stirred together tequila, mango liqueur, our house-made jalapeno syrup, fresh lime juice and cucumber. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy in the cool Grotto Bar cave.”
Creative libations on the new menu include the following, among others.
- The Liquid Haupia is a play on the traditional Hawaiian dessert and made with rum, crème of coconut, pineapple juice and fresh orange. The crème of coconut adds a creamy texture like coconut haupia and delicately balances with the rum and pineapple juice, resembling a “skinny” version of a pina colada.
- Kekake is the Hawaiian word for donkey and Grotto Bar’s version of a Moscow Mule. To add Pacific Rim flavors, the bartenders mixed together vodka, lime juice, as well as ginger and lemongrass to add Pacific Rim flavor.
- Bryan Would Go is named after one of the bartenders as it’s his favorite drink on the menu. This cocktail is made with Bombay sapphire gin mixed with guava liqueur, lime juice, mint and local coconut kombucha.
The Grotto Bar serves light bites, draft and canned brews, and cocktails. Happy hour specials are offered daily from11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Grotto Bar is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.