May 11, 2018
Named after and inspired by the spectacular life of Hawaiian surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku, a visit to the iconic Duke’s Waikiki has become a tried-and-true tradition for generations of visitors to Hawaii. Duke led a more than extraordinary life as he was considered the father of modern surfing, an Olympic gold medalist, and Hollywood star among a myriad of other accomplishments. Widely credited with introducing surfing to many places around the world, Duke’s Waikiki prides themselves on keeping this tradition alive by introducing its guests to the refreshing flavors of the Hawaiian islands in their cocktails. The drinks at Duke’s Waikiki are doled out at the appropriately named Barefoot Bar, with their signature Mai Tai – made of only the finest rum and island juices – leading an exceptional class of cocktails. The Endless Summer – named after a famous surfing film – includes vodka, passionfruit juice, and guava in its ingredients, while the Hawaiian Time features the exotic flavors of Mandarin flavored vodka, lemongrass, ginger shochu, basil, and strawberry. All of these refreshers are poured square on the sands of the world famous Waikiki Beach with crashing Pacific waves and Diamond Head mountain directly in the background. With this breathtaking backdrop, it’s easy to see why Duke’s Waikiki is where many visitors end up falling under the spell of Hawaii, usually watching a sunset with a fresh-made Mai Tai in their hand.