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Pick a TBT Cocktail and We’ll Tell You What Year You Should Have Visited Hawaii

Elvis Presley holding a cocktail

Elvis Presley holding a cocktail

Your cocktail of choice says a lot about you, especially your choice from our TBT Cocktail menu! What makes this cocktail menu so special? We’re glad you asked! The drinks on this menu take an innovative twist on vintage drink recipes. So, what can these cocktails tell you that others can’t? Pick your favorite TBT cocktail and we’ll tell you what year you should have visited Hawaii! We know picking just one favorite is hard (they’re all so good!), but just try your best. We believe in you.

 

Pick a TBT cocktail...

I Like Pina Coladas
Kona Winds Cocktail
Hawaiian Hurricane
Working on My Tan
Murphy’s Mule
The King Tide
Top of Waikiki’s Famous Gummy Bear Martini
Fitzgerald in the Lineup

Pick a TBT Cocktail and we’ll tell you what year you should have visited Hawaii
1961
You picked our I Like Pina Coladas because you love things that are iconic and believe in choosing your own path in life. That’s why you should have visited Hawaii in 1961! This is the year that Elvis Presley’s iconic movie Blue Hawaii premiered. The movie follows Elvis’s character, Chad Gates, as he arrives back home in Hawaii from his deployment. His parents pressure him to work at the family pineapple business, but he has other things in mind. You would have loved being at the premiere of this iconic movie!

o I Like Pina Coladas: Appleton Reserve Jamaican rum, lime, pineapple, Coco Lopez ($15; Happy Hour $9)
1959
You picked our Kona Winds Cocktail because you’re an explorer who loves travelling and trying new things. That’s why you should have visited Hawaii in 1959! This was the year the first jet airliners brought over 250,000 tourists to Hawaii. Since you’re so adventurous and love being the first to try new things, you would have loved being one of the first people to visit Hawaii as a travel destination!

Kona Winds Cocktail: Tromba Reposado tequila, Xicaru Reposado mezcal, hibiscus, mole bitters ($15; Happy Hour $9)
1951
You picked our Hawaiian Hurricane because you love things with tropical vibes and a sweet twist. This is why you should have visited Hawaii in 1951! This was the year that Matsumoto’s Shave Ice opened. Shave ice is a must-have item when visiting Hawaii and is packed with sweet, tropical fruit flavors like (you guessed it) guava! Located in the small historic town of Haleiwa, Matsumoto’s should be on the top of everyone’s travel itinerary.

Hawaiian Hurricane: KoHana Kea Hawaiian Agricole rum, Plantation 3 Stars rum, strawberry, lilikoi, mango, pineapple, lime ($15; Happy Hour $9)
1901
You picked our Working on My Tan because you’re all about relaxation and vacation! That’s why 1901 would have been the perfect year for you to visit Hawaii. This is the year that Waikiki Beach saw it’s first hotel. The Moana Surfrider became the foundation of what Waikiki is today and established Waikiki Beach as one of the best places in the U.S. to kick-back and work on your tan.

Working on My Tan: Ketel One vodka, pineapple, lime, quinquina, bitters ($15; Happy Hour $9)
2016
You picked our Murphy’s Mule because you love to revamp classical things with a modern take. This is why you should have visited Hawaii in 2016! This is the year that the brand-new International Market Place opened! The International Market Place first opened in 1956 and became well known as a commercial retail and entertainment center. The newly renovated center kept all the classical elements and objectives as the original, just with a modern take! You would have loved to be one of the first people to step into the revitalized International Market Place!

Murphy’s Mule: Jameson Irish whiskey, Jagermeister, lime, ginger beer, Hellfire bitters ($15; Happy Hour $9)
1989
You picked The King Tide because you love how some things can start off so small and evolve into something incredible! That’s why you should have visited Hawaii in 1989. This is the year that Dole Plantation opened to the public as Hawaii’s Pineapple Experience! Originally starting as a fruit stand in 1950, the Dole Plantation evolved into a considerable plot of land and is still a popular tourist attraction today! You would have loved to see how Dole Plantation expanded and being there the first year they opened as the Pineapple Experience would have been unforgettable!

The King Tide: Ketel One vodka, pineapple, lime, quinquina, bitters ($15; Happy Hour $9)
1993
You picked Top of Waikiki’s Famous Gummy Bear Martini because you love excitement and things that stand out. This is why you should have visited Hawaii in 1993. This is the year that the original Jurassic Park was released and started one of the most successful movie franchises! Also, the movie was filmed at several locations in Hawaii and many of which were on Oahu. Of all five movies, the locations they filmed on Oahu include Kualoa Ranch, Makai Research Pier, and Halona Beach. You won’t find more excitement than that!

Top of Waikiki’s Famous Gummy Bear Martini: Vodka, Giffard's lychee & peach liqueurs, lemon juice ($15; Happy Hour $9)
1980
You picked Fitzgerald in the Lineup because you seek the best of the best in all aspects of life. This is why 1980 was the year you should have visited Hawaii. 1980 marked the year the NFL crowned Hawaii home of the Pro Bowl which puts a lineup together of the best players in the NFC verses the best players in the AFC. Nothing would have been better than watching the game at Aloha Stadium with the greatest players the league had to offer.

Fitzgerald in the Lineup: Uncle Val's Botanical gin, lemon juice, bitters ($15; Happy Hour $9)

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