Hawaiian Drinks – Fruit Smoothie With Local Rum

Hawaiian drinks don’t begin and end with a Mai Tai.  There are an endless number of fresh ingredients, fruits and liquors to use on Hawaii that don’t have to end up in a Tiki Bar.

When I travel to Hawaii, I’m always excited to take advantage of the best local ingredients I can find.  Having access to the freshest fish, beef, fruits and vegetables for me is like a painter having access to a brand new set of paints.  All I can imagine are the possibilities of fantastic meals because of the tools I now have at my disposal.

The sun is hot on Kauai, but the soft trade winds minimize the effect.  Perhaps I don’t feel like I’m roasting on the sand, but my building thirst says its time to rehydrate.

One of my favorite Hawaiian drinks is a fresh fruit smoothie.  With my “No-Recipe” attitude, I’m going to create a new beverage using the items I already have on hand and my favorite Koloa Spiced and Koloa Dark Rums from the Koloa Rum Company, right here on Kauai.

Having just returned from a tour of the Koloa Rum Company processing plant and a personal tour from President Bob Gunter, I already know that the best drink in Hawaii starts with the best rum.  When I add fresh pineapples, papayas, and limes, I’ve got an individual creation that uses locally sourced ingredients.

This doesn’t just give me a nice relaxing attitude, it also puts money back into the local economy.  I don’t come to Hawaii to buy rum from the Caribbean or pineapples from Costa Rica.  I come to Hawaii to experience their fantastic foods and I’m glad to spend my money for quality items that help the creators, vendors, their families and the entire island.

Live a No Recipe Lifestyle!

About Chef Todd Mohr

Chef Todd Mohr is a Certified Culinary Educator who has empowered home cooks all over the world with the reliable, dependable, repeatable METHODS behind cooking that build confidence, generate creativity and enable anyone to cook with the ingredients THEY desire.

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