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ThirstyThursday Holiday Special - Bring on the Bubbly!

Time to add some sparkle into your life this holiday season! This week our mixologists at Pa’akai launched three festive bubbly drinks that are sure to make you grin.

All include champagne to help you celebrate and ring in the New Year.

Get ready to add some sparkle wherever you are!

Blood Orange & Elderflower Sparkler

- 4 oz. of Le Grand Courtage Brut Rose 
- 1 ½ oz. Gin
- ¼ oz. of Elderflower Liqueur
- 1 ½ oz. Blood Orange Juice – freshly squeezed
-1 bar spoon of simple syrup
- Few dashes Angostura bitters
- Blood Orange Slice for garnish


#ThirstyThursday: Island Thyme

There’s a popular saying here in the islands if someone is not punctual, it is “Hawaiian time.”

What does it mean to be on Hawaiian time? Basically, life in Hawaii is more relaxed than the rest of the world, so you take your time to get places and show up on “Hawaiian time.”

That is the inspiration for the Island Thyme cocktail created by Turtle Bay Master Mixologist Allie Bellows.

Have her serve one up for you while you enjoy the breathtaking views and relaxed atmosphere of our fine dining restaurant Pa’akai.

If you can’t be here in person to enjoy our “Island Thyme” cocktail, you can still savor a relaxed Hawaii vibe at home with our featured #ThirstyThursday recipe.

It’s time for you to get on Island Thyme!


Tis the Season for Hawaiian Snow – Available Year Round!

Did you know we have snow on Oahu’s North Shore!? Okay, it’s not real snow. It’s actually a sweet treat that is perfect to cool down with any time of year. It’s called shave ice. It looks like a snow cone. The Hawaiian snow shave ice is shaved into thin flakes, packed into a ball and then covered in fantastic flavors that melt in your mouth. If you come to Hawaii in the winter to escape the snow, don’t miss out on this Hawaiian snowy treat.

Here are three places to taste the sweet treat of shave ice on Oahu’s North Shore: