Cheers to Maui
Before the term “liquid diet” or “juicing” became a popular trend, Maui was already serving up its finest flavors over ice, in decomposable products or in lovely recyclable glassware. Luckily, regardless if you’re on a strict liquid diet or not, with the list of places and tastes that Maui has to offer, you’ll gladly sip every meal through a straw. From quaint coffee spots in Pā‘ia and kombucha on-tap in Haiku to grab-and-go juices on the way to Hāna and a relaxing cocktail by sunset in Wailea, there’s a mix of options to choose from for every thirsty individual.
Start your day in Maui with a nice breakfast and cup of Joe at Pā‘ia Bay Coffee. Its setting, within a lush tropical garden, will make you feel like you’re part of a “hidden gem.” By day, it serves up an assortment of coffee, from a House Blend to a Dirty Chai Latte; and when the sun sets, drinks are paired with tapas for a lovely date night out. 115 Hāna Hwy., 808.579.3111, paiabaycoffee.com
Before you drive the swirly and winding route of Hāna Highway, make a pit stop at Kū’au Store for a smoothie or one of its tropical-themed juices. Choose from the Mojo Mojito, the Beetnik, Green Trees, Kuau Klenz or H-Poko. 701 Hāna Hwy., 808.579.8844, kuaustore.com
Maui Kombucha uses local ingredients from such vendors as Al & Joanie’s Wheatgrass Shack and Maui Honey. Haiku Marketplace, 810 Haiku Rd., #202, 808.575.5233, mauikombucha.com
RELAX AND BREATHE
Unwind at the Fairmont Kea Lani’s Kō Bar. Every drink is made with the finest spirits and Maui-made juices. 4100 Wailea Alanui Dr., 808.875.4100, fairmont. com/kea-lanimaui
Luxury is the theme at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa’s Japengo bar. Mixologists here incorporate the freshest products in their homemade drink recipes. 200 Nohea Kai Dr., 808.661.1234, maui.regency. hyatt.com
A Kō Bar mixologist creates a made-to-order drink.