The 7 best cocktails on Maui, and where to find them

Coconut Cloud Martini at Tommy Bahamas

If you love coconut, we solemnly swear that the Coconut Cloud is pure heaven (and it’s STRONG).

Made from: Ron Matusalem Platino rumn, Stoli Vanil vodka, Cruzan Coconut rum, Cream of Coco
Yelpers say: “My coconut cloud cocktail was just as the server described – a boozy coconut drink.”


Pod Thai at Monkeypod Kitchen

The Pod Thai is a great drink, even for someone who doesn’t generally like sweet or tropical drinks.

Made from: Old Lahaina silver rum, crème of coconut, lime, lemongrass-cardamom syrup, Thai basil
Yelpers say: “The Pod Thai is a very lean and very tasty cocktail.”


Pulelehua at Cane & Canoe

Think of the Pulelehua as a tequila drink in a fancy aloha shirt (sorry, we don’t have a photo for it).

Made from: Lanco tequila, aperol, fresh pink grapefruit, agave, rocks.
Yelpers say: “Refreshing and strong.”


Mai Tai Roa Ae at Mama’s Fish House

“Mai Tai Roa Ae” is Tahitian for “the very best” or as we say in Hawaii, No Ka Oi. It’s widely known as the best mai tai on the island.

Made from: Victor J. Bergeron (Trader Vic)’s original Mai Tai recipe from 1944
Yelpers say: “The Mai Tai was the best I’ve ever had anywhere!!”


Fresh Jalapeño Margarita at Milagros Food Company

Some like it hot!

Made from: fresh jalapeños, Tanteo jalapeño tequila, lime, served on the rocks
Yelpers say: “Just tried the Jalapeño Margarita and it is unbelievable!”


The Thomas at Fleetwood’s on Front Street

Hand crafted from Vodka distilled and lavender/lime/mint grown on Maui!

Made from: Ocean Organic Vodka, lavender, fresh mint, lime juice, hand-muddled cucumber
Yelpers say: “…the Thomas was like a cucumber lavender mojito.”


Any or all beer from Maui Brewing Company

Okay, beers aren’t cocktails, but we had to mention fresh beer from Maui. You can try one of their four flagship beers, such as Bikini Blonde, Big Swell IPA and Coconut Hiwa Porter, and limited release beers (we’ve seen POG IPA, Lemongrass Saison and Mango Hefeweizen), but in their pub and tasking rooms you get beers that never get released in cans and bottles….up to 32 at a time!

Made from: barley, hops, yeast and water, with occasional natural flavorings
Yelpers say: “The brews are cold and super delicious.”


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