OCEAN Organic Vodka and Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa are excited to announce the non-profit, celebrity chef, and finalist mixologist pairings for the April 11 Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail Showdown.

James Shoemaker_Pineapple Express_HawaiiFive finalists from the State of Hawaii and one finalist representing the other 49 states will face off in the Ultimate Cocktail Showdown on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Ocean Lawn.

The six finalist cocktails were selected from hundreds of entries through a statewide and nationwide contest. They will be joined by six celebrity chefs battling it out for the Best Chef Creation and Best Food and Cocktail Pairing. Six local nonprofits will also join the teams to raise awareness for their organizations.

Following the theme of Table to Farm, each chef will create a dish to pair with the finalist cocktail. The winning cocktail recipe will be named Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail and will be featured on the menus of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa for one year with a portion of proceeds from the sale of the cocktail being donated to the paired Maui-based non-profit organization throughout the year.

Evening entertainment will be provided by Jimi Canha, followed by Crazy Fingers. Event ticket holders will have free entry to the Afterparty at Black Rock Lounge.

Ross Steidel_Da Poi Dog_HawaiiTickets are on sale for $40 per person ($45 day of) and may be purchased online at OceanVodka.com or by calling (808) 550-8457. $25 of each ticket sale will be donated to six local non-profit organizations.

VIP tables are also available at $1,000 for a table of ten, $500 of which will be donated to designated nonprofit.

Buy TICKETS HERE! Select your non-profit of choice at ticket checkout.

State Finalists:

Ross Steidel’s Poi Dog (Lahaina, Hawai’i) – Brandon Lee from The Pig and the Lady in Honolulu Oahu – Make-A-Wish Hawai’i 

Amie Fujiwara’s Waiona (Honolulu, Hawai’i) – Sheldon Simeon from Migrant in Wailea Maui – Whale Trust

Allison Bellows’ Pele’s Pineapple (Waialua, Hawai’i) – Will Chen From fresh BOX in Manoa Oahu – Imua Family Services 

Daniel Vincent_Cucumber Cooler_NationalVictor Mendoza’s Napili Tini (Lahaina, Hawai’i) – Shawn Gavin from the St. Regis Princeville Kauai – Grow Some Good 

James Shoemaker’s The Pineapple Express (Kihei, Hawai’i) – Hank Adaniya from Hank’s Haute Dogs in Kaka‘ako Oahu – Hui O Wa’a 

National Finalist:

Daniel Vincent’s Cucumber Cooler (Austin, Texas) – Lee Anne Wong from Koko Head Café in Kaimuki Oahu – Women Helping Women

Buy TICKETS HERE! Select your non-profit of choice at ticket checkout.