International Market Place will host its first-ever Mixology Month throughout July, featuring a variety of exclusive libations made by the talented mixologists of the Grand Lānai restaurants and The Street Food Hall by Michael Mina. Various spirits and pupu (appetizer) pairings will be highlighted throughout the month along with special events and contests.
Participating Mixology Month restaurants include Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi, Flour & Bakery, Herringbone, StripSteak Waikiki, Yauatcha and The Street Food Hall by Michael Mina.
Featured spirits include vodka (July 1-7), tequila (July 8-14), whiskey (July 15-21) and rum with a special emphasis on mai tais (July 22-31). The exclusive pairings will only be available during the week the spirit is featured in July.
Battle of the Bartenders
Watch as two International Market Place bartenders mix-off in Battle of the Bartenders, held every Thursday in July, beginning July 5 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Queen's Court. Admission is free to the public and guests will have a chance to sample their creations at participating restaurants. The winning bartender at the end of the month will receive a cash prize. Crystal Akana will emcee the events, and judges include Kyle Reutner, brand manager at Kō Hana Agricole Rum, Chandra Lucariello, director of mixology and spirits education at Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits of Hawaii and David Abrass, management supervisor at MVNP, who is also a sommelier and former bartender.
July 5 – Vodka
Lana Salcur, Flour & Barley vs. Andrew Woodley, The Street Food Hall by Michael Mina
July 12 – Tequila
Kealii Ho, Herringbone vs. Teves Freitas, Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi
July 19 – Whiskey
Skipper Bonano, Yauatcha vs. Mundo Delgado, Stripsteak Waikiki
July 26 – Championship
The winners from weeks one, two and three will compete for the cash prize
- Organizer: International Market Place
- Phone: 808-921-0536
- Website: https://www.shopinternationalmarketplace.com/MixologyMonth
- Venue: International Market Place
- Address: 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI, 96815
- Hours: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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