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Purchase Tickets for the Third Annual World’s Best OCEAN Cocktail Showdown

Situated on a breathtaking 80 acres on...Read More »

The Only Vodka in The World Made with Deep Ocean Mineral Water


Organic Ocean Vodka from Maui, Hawaii is ONLY Vodka in World Made with Ocean Water

* Ocean Vodka is the only vodka in the world made with deep ocean mineral water, organic sugar cane, and powered by the sun.

* Ocean Vodka is a family run company based in Maui,...Read More »

Fresh Sugar Cane Juice - Come and Get it at the Maui AgFest!


Come join Ocean Vodka this week-end at the Maui County Agricultural Festival!  We are thrilled to stand next to other Maui Farmers for the first time at this event on Saturday, April 5, talking about and tasting organic sugar cane juice straight from our farm in Kula. Come visit...Read More »

Maui's Most Fashionable Dance Party- FANTASIA AFTER DARK

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On April 5, dress to impress and get ready to groove!  Please join us at Fantasia After Dark, a benefit event for Imua Family Services.  Touted as Maui’s “Most Fashionable Black and White Dance Party,” get ready to join the fashionistas, get your glam on,...Read More »

"Everyone Gets Backstage" Intimate Concert with Paula Fuga


Paula Fuga wowed a very intimate crowd of music fans this past Saturday night at Ocean Vodka, telling stories of her recent collaborations with Jack Johnson and sharing compilations that will be released on her upcoming album. A benefit concert for Maui Huliau Foundation, this event sold...Read More »

Paula Fuga Headlines “A Celebration of Spring” To Benefit Maui Huliau Foundation

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Ocean Vodka Opens The Marathon of the Treasure Coast in Florida


Looking for treasure? At Ocean Vodka, we always are! The BBQ & Blues Festival kicks off the Marathon of the Treasure Coast on Friday, February 28. Ocean Vodka is a proud sponsor of this event, to be held the weekend of March 1-2 in the city of Stuart,...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Is Officially Recognized as "Gluten-Free," Highlighted by the TTB


Breaking news important for you and your health!  The TTB has recently ruled that gluten-free is just that…”gluten free.”  In light of many discrepancies in “gluten-free” claims in the spirits world and the growing importance of the topic, the TTB (Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax...Read More »

Cheers to Love! Oh, it is in the Air.....


Roses are Red, Voilets are Blue, and boy oh boy does Ocean Vodka love you!  In honor of all lovers near and far, Ocean Vodka presents the “BRAMBLE.”

We visited one of our favorite bartenders on Maui, Jimmy Shoemaker, for a close up with this signature cocktail.  Jimmy...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Expands To Fourteen Tours A Day, Seven Days a Week

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Tour times at The Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery have increased due to visitor demand.  Tours are now running seven days a week, every half hour starting at 9:30 am with the last tour running at 4.  The property is open 9:30 am – 5 pm for visitors.

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Join Ocean Vodka in The Artist's Garden: The World of Monet

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We are proud to support our local Maui non-profits.  JOIN OCEAN VODKA at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 5:00 to 10:00 in the evening to celebrate the 22nd annual ART AFFAIR gala event, “The World of Monet: The Artist’s Garden”. Open your...Read More »

Liquid Chef Series: Master Mixologist Chandra Lucariello and Ocean Vodka at Makena Beach and Golf Resort


THURSDAY JANUARY 23, perfect your cocktail cognition at Makena Beach and Golf Resort’s January Liquid Chef Series. In collaboration with Southern Wine and Spirits and Ocean Vodka, the resort is inviting you to an evening with Master Mixologist Chandra Lucariello (pictured) and Ocean Vodka owner Shay Smith. Chandra Lucariello will demonstrate four...Read More »

The Tasting Panel's Blue Review Rates Ocean Vodka as OUTSTANDING at 92

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We are so excited about the fantastic Blue Review from Anthony Dias Blue in The Tasting Panel Magazine‘s January edition!  Thank you Anthony for loving Ocean Vodka!  You can access the full article here.
In each issue of The Tasting Panel, Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dias Blue...Read More »

Book Two Tours, and Get a Discount! Ali`i Kula Lavender Farm and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm

Upcountry Maui offers visitors and local alike some of the most gorgeous views of Maui’s coastlines, complemented by an overflowing abundance of fruits, vegetables and flowers grown in the luscious volcanic soils.  Upcountry Maui farm tours are a great outing for a day when you want to step...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Rings in the Holidays at The Four Seasons Lanai


Vodka Garden?  Yes, a vodka garden. We were honored to spend a piece of our holiday at one of the top resorts in the world, featured by the elegant Four Seasons Resort Hawaii, Lanai at Manele Bay at one of their exclusive holiday dinner events.  It was a wonderful evening of fine food...Read More »

Garden to Glass in the New Year


Organic Ocean Vodka Partners with Local Farmer to Produce Ocean Glow Juices

It’s that time of year again…a new year!  It’s a great time to set resolutions and re-commit to practices that help you feel happy and healthy.

Local, organic, sustainable.  For Ocean Vodka, our resolutions include...Read More »



Ready to Mingle, Inspired by Organic and Gluten Free Ocean Vodka

Holiday Berry Cosmo, White Christmas, Ocean Chocolate Martini and Caramel Splash

Ocean Vodka has released its featured holiday specialty cocktail recipes, perfect for every occasion this holiday season. Created by our Ocean mixologists, we share these with aloha and...Read More »

Hawaii Sea Spirits Announces Ambitious New Craft Spirits Plan

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Producers of Organic Ocean Vodka to Expand into Rums, Whiskies, Bourbons and Organic Liqueurs

Hawaii Sea Spirits announced an ambitious plan for several new craft spirit offerings to complement its award-winning organic Ocean Vodka.  All products will be produced at their state-of-the-art, solar powered craft distillery and organic farm...Read More »



It’s time to shop! Our Ocean Vodka online store is live….just in time for your holiday shopping needs!

1) Shot Glasses: Yes you know it…of all the ways to enjoy Ocean Vodka, straight up might be the best!  Our deep sea water and organic sugar cane...Read More »

MAKANA RIPE: Maui CD Release Party


Makana’s 100% fan funded album RIPE is here and you are invited to celebrate with Makana and very special guests Willie K and Lily Meola. Don’t miss this night of Maui music magic! Ocean Vodka is proud to be involved with this CD release event, at Gannon’s in...Read More »

Maui Voted "Best Island in the World"...Again!


If you live on Maui, you know that Maui is No Ka Oi (the best) but it’s nice to see that our visitors feel the same way!  Of all the places in the world, Maui has been voted “The Best Island In The World” and “The World’s Best...Read More »

Elixirs From a Black Magic Halloween


One of our favorite ways to give back at Ocean Vodka is supporting local fundraising events that support important causes here on our home island of Maui.

At the Montessori School of Maui’s annual gala fundraiser, we partnered with Garnish Events in presenting the below cocktails for their...Read More »




Maui’s Organic Ocean Vodka is the First Distillery on Maui to Open its Doors for Public Sampling

Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery in Kula is now adding samplings of their organic vodka on site to complement their tour schedule, which has...Read More »

The Ocean Vodka Fright Night Martini

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Halloween is right around the corner, and we know adults like to have just as much fun as the kids during this holiday!  In honor of all spirits, young and old, we introduce the best drink in the neighborhood for trick or treating.

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Come Enjoy "The Point" During The Huliau Food & Film Festival

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“The Point” at Ocean Vodka will host its first event open to the public on Saturday, November 9.  The Huliau Food & Film Festival is a farm-to-table dinner pairing local farms and chefs with Maui youth.  All proceeds benefit Huliau Environmental Education Programs.

For more info, visit the Maui Huliau...Read More »

Specialty Cocktails Announced for Nevada Wild Fest: This Week-End


We are so excited to get wild at the Nevada Wild Fest this week-end!  Free concerts, celebrity meet and greets, carnival rides, zumbathon….and of course- Ocean Vodka!  Specialty cocktails and shots- coming your way!  Ocean Vodka CEO and CMO Shay Smith and Don Freytag will be there to party...Read More »

Blueberry Ginger Martini Anyone?


One of our featured cocktails at Kaanapali Fresh 2013….enjoy!


1 ½ oz OCEAN Vodka

¼ inch piece of fresh ginger

1 oz fresh blueberries

½ oz fresh lemonade

Muddle blueberries &...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Gets Wild in Vegas at Nevada Wild Fest Sept 20-22!


(September 5, 2013) – Don’t miss Ocean Vodka at Southern Nevada’s Premier Festival & Fair at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Sept. 20-22!

With more than 30 large format carnival rides, celebrity meet & greets and a music series to knock your socks off – you are...Read More »

Hawaii-Raised Island Chefs Together in Celebration of “Mauka to Makai” on September 28

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(August 19, 2013) – MAUKA TO MAKAI: Community Dinner at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery Will Feature Chefs Who “Forage” in Local Nature for Their Presented Dish

In today’s world with the conveniences of technology and transportation, it is common to be presented with a...Read More »

The Ocean Vodka Mojito- A Superior Mojito!

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(August 7, 2013) – Happy hump day!  We are halfway to the week-end, and to get you excited about the week-end (or maybe just today’s happy hour) this Wednesday we would like to share the Ocean Vodka Mojito.

This creative and refreshing drink was concocted by Jesse Damron of Read More »

A Double-Triple Gold for Ocean Vodka in Beverly Hills


(July 29, 2013) – Ocean Vodka received a Triple Gold Medal for extraordinary taste and extraordinary package in the 2013 Beverly Hills Worlds Spirits Competition®, an international spirit awards competition. The Beverly Hills Awards is an elite competition recognizing the very best…the industry’s top luxury, classic...Read More »

Ocean Sunrise Cocktails Pair Great with ESPN and The Big Waves!


(July 23, 2013) – Last weekend, Ocean Vodka took center stage at two prestigious events in Los Angeles- the ESPY (ESPN) Awards After Party at the Palm Restaurant and Pipeline to a Cure down at the Huntington Beach Hotel Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, honorary chairs Dave Kalama and...Read More »

Pipeline to A Cure Honoring Mike Ness of Social Distortion with Honorary Co-Chairs Dave Kalama and Laird Hamilton


(July 9, 2013) – Ocean Vodka is thrilled to be supporting the fifth annual PIPELINE TO A CURE Gala benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, to be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, California. This year’s...Read More »

Hōkūleʻa Crew Farms for Future at Ocean Vodka


(July 3, 2013) – Ocean Vodka is now farming more than just our organic sugar cane- we are thrilled to be nurturing some very special Hawaiian sweet potatoes in our luscious organic soil! What makes these sweet potatoes so special? In about 8 months,...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Wins Top Honors in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Global 100 Mile Cocktail Contest


(June 24, 2013) – Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay Features Organic Ocean Vodka in Their Award-Winning Lokahi “UNITY” Cocktail 

Ocean Vodka’s organic, gluten free vodka is the winning recipe for the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 100 Mile Contest for the Americas.  The 100 Mile Cocktail Contest features recipes...Read More »

Ocean Gift Shop: Coming Soon!

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Calling all shoppers!
Who doesn’t love to shop? (well if you don’t, I bet there is someone close to you that does!) We have had so much fun the past month envisioning and designing our gift shop merchandise, which we will also be offering online for shipping around the...Read More »

The Lokahi Cocktail: UNITY by the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay

(June 11, 2013) – One of the favorite “staycations” of locals here on the island of Maui is over to the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay. A quick jump by plane or ferry from Maui lands you at one of the world’s finest resorts, where turquoise...Read More »

Toast to our Fathers at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel


(June 4, 2013) – It’s in honor of our fathers! Sunday, June 16 Ocean Vodka is thrilled to be featured at the best Father’s Day Brunch on Maui at “Maui’s most Hawaiian hotel,” the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. We will be serving up our Maui Ocean Bloody Mary and on site to...Read More »

Farm to Table with The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association


(May 30, 2013) – Ocean Vodka was thrilled to host The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) at a beautiful farm to table lunch and tour this week at our Organic Farm and Distillery. It was a gorgeous day on the Farm, and we were spoiled by...Read More »

Sharing Aloha at the MTV Awards in Los Angeles

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(May 22, 2013) – Ocean Vodka loves to be at the Farm…and on the red carpet!

We had fun being in the City of Angels to celebrate music and bring some aloha to the VIP parties. These celebs had quite a few things to say about our gluten free, organic...Read More »

In the Spirit for our Grand Opening Celebration! Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery


(May 11, 2013) – After a year of hard work, sweat equity, awesome partnerships and lots of aloha, the team at Ocean Vodka was thrilled to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Organic Farm and Distillery the last week of April.  Seven events hosted over...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Featured in Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine

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(April 20, 2013) -We are just beside ourselves with the beauty of this feature in the Spring 2013 issue of Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine! Special thanks to Gloria Cohen, Dania Katz and Melissa Chang. You can read full article here.

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(April 13, 2013) -Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery Grand Opening Celebration April 27: The Only Spirit in the World Made with the Sun, Ocean and Organic Earth

On Saturday, April 27 the Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery will open its gates to offer visitors and locals an...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Hosts First Community Day at New Organic Farm and Distillery


(March 30, 2013) – Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery will host its first Community Day in celebration of Earth Day, Saturday, April 20.  The inaugural project will gather the community together for a Roadside Cleanup of Omaopio Road.

The Roadside Cleanup will start at...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Pineapple Gazpacho


(March 5, 2013) – We loved hosting KUPU MAUI at our Farm!  The Ocean Vodka Pineapple Gazpacho was a hit. KUPU MAUI was nice enough to share the recipe with us, to share with our fans. Enjoy!

Pineapple Gazpacho

  • 1 large Maui Gold Pineapple ~ wash, peel, cored and cube...Read More »

Kupu Maui Hosts Sold-Out Crowd at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery


(Feb 19, 2013) – We loved having #KupuMaui at our Farm on Saturday, February 16…the first special event that we have hosted in the new facility! A good time was had by all. Special thanks to Dania N. Katz, Chef James Simpliciano and to all of the #kupumaui Instagram photographers who...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Launches New Advertising Campaign


(Feb 10, 2013) – Working with Conn Brattain Design, Ocean Vodka launches new ad campaign for Hawaiian Airline’s Hana Hou Magazine.  You can also see Conn’s work internationally through Todd Oldham Studio.

Ocean Vodka is the exclusive vodka of Hawaiian Airlines- ask for it the next time you...Read More »

Ring in the New Year: Clean and Pure

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(Dec 31, 2012) – Simple, clean and conscious. It’s the New Year, and we invite you to ring it in with our classic martini. 2013 is going to be a great year and we look forward to celebrating with you. Share your photos with us of how you rang in...Read More »

Ocean Vodka’s New Organic Farm and Solar Powered Distillery Opening on Maui


(Dec 29, 2012) – The Only Vodka in the World Made with the Sun and the Ocean

Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, opening in April 2013, will highlight the company’s commitment to social and environmentally conscious business practices featuring a new visitor’s center, organic...Read More »

ReallyNaturally.com: Hawaii Handcrafted Organic Ocean Vodka


(Dec 27, 2012) – Picked up by the World’s Luxury Guide website, this awesome mention in Really Naturally’s online forum is great!

“Looking for some handcrafted organic spirits this holiday season? Organic Ocean Vodka is the official vodka of the Aloha state. Even if you can’t visit Maui during the cold mainland...Read More »

Adventure Photographer Richard Hallman Contributes to Ocean Brand

(Dec 11, 2012) – We just want to give a BIG shout out to photographer Richard Hallman, whose amazing work is now the backbone of our recently re-launched website, OceanVodka.com. We loved running into Richard on the North Shore of Maui, where he is active in the water and shooting...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Partners with Red Bull: Entertaining Top Surfers in World

(Dec 11, 2012) – We were thrilled to partner with the world’s top energy drink, Red Bull, entertaining the top surfers in the world at the opening celebration of the Red Bull JAWS Paddle at Peahi. Twenty-one invitees and 14 alternates for the Red Bull Jaws big-wave paddle event gathered on...Read More »

New Ocean Vodka Distillery on Maui

Aloha Ocean Vodka friends!  We are pleased to announce we secured 80 acres of open land last week on Maui Hawaii, where we will build our new state-of-the-art micro distillery.  The land is 1000 feet above the ocean near Kula, and has beautiful views of both the north and south...Read More »

Ocean Water - a Hydrating Cocktail

Aloha – check out this delicious recipe from some friends on the East Coast!



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Ocean Vodka Martini handmade in Maui

Check out this awesome video of a delicious Ocean Vodka drink, the Ku’u Pua (My Flower) Martini.  “Unforgettable”.  We’ll be trying one tonight!

Aloha and okole maluna!

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Ocean Vodka Partners with Hint Naturally Flavored Waters

Ocean Vodka and Hint naturally flavored waters will be featuring a delicious cocktail at the San Francisco Fancy Foods Show this month at the Moscone Center January 15th-17th, 2012 – the Ocean Peach Hint of Paradise.  See the recipe below, and enjoy this fine, all natural, sugar-free cocktail.  Aloha!

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