Best Bartender Ka'anapali : Dale Simonson at Tiki Bar
In an island area of West Maui that draws many transplants and seasonal employees, Dale Simonson’s longevity at 40 years behind a bar is amazing. But top that with his expertise at making tropical drinks and his friendly attitude and the Tiki Bar may just become your favorite Maui hang-out too.
Dale is said to know all of his world-wide visitors by name and some will make certain he’ll be manning his tropical “ libation- station” before they book their Maui vacation at the very Hawaiian Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. Here is his recipe for the popular Blue Hawaii:
· 14 oz. Hurricane glass
· 3 oz. ice in hurricane glass
· 1 ½ oz. Vodka
· 2 oz. Sweet & Sour mix
· 3 oz. Pineapple Juice
· Top with 1 ½ oz. Blue Curacao
Dont forget the umbrella and floating orchid!