Ocean News

OCEAN Organic Vodka and Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa present THE 3rd ANNUAL Ocean Cocktail Contest

Did you submit your recipe in time? Might you win $500, a three-night
stay at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and recipe
featured for one year on all Sheraton Maui
Resort & Spa cocktail menus.

Submissions accepted May 10 to June 25, 2016

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Give Thanks With Hawaii Sea Spirits!

It’s a season of thanksgiving, and to thank YOU for loving OCEAN Organic Vodka and Deep Island Hawaiian Rum, we present the Hawaii Sea Spirits Thanksgiving Cocktails. Not the simplest of recipes, but gather your family and friends around and go for it! Your cousins will be talking about them...Read More »

Celebrate The Launch of Merriman's Hawaii Debut Cookbook


Celebrate the launch of Merriman’s Hawaii debut cookbook on Friday, December 11 from 4-6 pm at Merriman’s Kapalua. $25 includes tastings and OCEAN VODKA cocktails! All ticket sales benefit Hospice Maui. Tickets going fast, reserve yours today….808-669-6400.

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Farm will be Closed on Thanksgiving and Mon, Nov 30 Last Tour at 2 pm

Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. We are also closing early on Monday, November 30, 2015 for the company Christmas party, the last tour will be at 2pm. Be safe this holiday season and remember, when you cheers, cheers...Read More »

2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival Opens November 6

2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival Announces the 2015 Product Vendors 

When Maui County’s largest products show, the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival, opens to the public on November 6 and 7, 2015 at the Maui Arts...Read More »

The Noble Chef Presents "World on a Plate: Latin America"

Maui Culinary Academy and Celebrity Chefs Present “The Noble Chef: World on a Plate – Latin America
The 19th Annual Fundraiser Benefiting Culinary Education Set for Saturday, October 17th at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui:
OCEAN Organic Vodka and Deep Island Hawaiian Rum to be Highlighted

The Maui...Read More »

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival Presents "MOSCOW MULE: MAUI STYLE"

The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival is celebrating five years of exemplary food festivals by bringing Maui and Hawaii into the fold of their 15-day festival that celebrates sustainable cuisine with interactive dining parties, farmers markets, cooking demos and industry panels. OCEAN Organic Vodka is thrilled to be featured in Hawaiʻi Food...Read More »

BrainFood San Francisco Presentation on Outreach Growth

OCEAN Organic Vodka is thrilled to be featured at the BrainFood San Francisco event on Thursday, August 20.  Joining a panel of professionals representing Twitter, VentureBeat Insights, and Forbes, the group will address how to use metric and data to drive marketing. Discussions will focus on the latest trends in...Read More »

Farm Closing Early Saturday, August 15

Just a notice for our fans! The Farm will be closed at 3 pm on Saturday, August 15 for a private function. Last tour will be at 2:30 pm.

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Get the Recipe Here for the Deep Island Hawaiian Rum Quintessential Hawaiian Rum Cocktail 2015!


Gabe Harvey stole the show at our Rum Scrum!  Without further ado, enjoy this recipe at home and stay tuned to www.deepislandrum.com for more developments in the brand outreach.

Read the Maui News feature on the July 25 Rum Scrum here. Read Menu Magazine’s recap here.

Gabe Harvey’s Maika’i

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Maika‘i by Gabe Harvey the Next Quintessential Hawaiian Rum Cocktail

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST-EVER RUM SCRUM COCKTAIL AND CULINARY CONTEST: The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas adds Maika‘i by Gabe Harvey of Kihei to its menus

Deep Island Hawaiian Rum and The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas have been mixing the ingredients for the first-ever Rum Scrum Cocktail...Read More »

Finalist Recipes Announced for July 25 Rum Scrum

You be the judge!  Finalists for the July 25 Rum Scrum Cocktail and Culinary Contest are announced, cocktails and recipes included below. Presented by Deep Island Hawaiian Rum (sister spirit of OCEAN Organic Vodka) and Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, the event will feature and benefit Maui Culinary Academy. Get...Read More »

The Spirit of OCEAN Organic Vodka: Watch Live!

Journey back in time with Hawaiian demigods and venture to the depths of the sea to discover the secrets behind OCEAN Organic Vodka’s international award-winning premium spirit.

Learn how OCEAN Organic Vodka utilizes cutting-edge technology to produce the best handcrafted vodka in the world, while celebrating the fascinating ethnic and cultural heritage of...Read More »



Tickets on sale now for Deep Island Hawaiian Rum’s “Rum Scrum Cocktail Contest” at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas  

Deep Island Hawaiian Rum, in partnership with The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, today announced that tickets...Read More »

Summer Cocktail Party Recipes

Summer is here. And we know what that means. Lots of opportunities to enjoy light, refreshing cocktails…by the pool, seaside, on a hike, with your friends at sunset…(or you tell us)! There’s always an excuse to “Toast the Voyage”. In honor of all summertime voyages near and far, here are...Read More »

The Farm will be Closed on 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!  We will be celebrating too…so the Farm will close for one of its only holidays of the year! Please visit us during normal business hours, 9:30 am to 5 pm (with tours running every half hour from 9:30 am to 4 pm), seven days a...Read More »

Maui Craft Session 2015 Announced, Highlighting Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Maui Brewing Company, Southern Wine and Spirits, Ocean Vodka, Maui Stone Craft Beverages and Cigar Bar Hawaii have partnered together for the third annual Maui Craft Session on August 8, 2015 at 6:00pm at the Sheraton Maui Resort...Read More »

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awarded to OCEAN Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery

OCEAN Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery just received one of TripAdvisor’s top recognitions- a Certificate of Excellence for 2015!  This award was based on positive reviews, mainly five star reviews, from guests.

When we opened the Farm for tours in April of 2013, we had no idea that our vision would...Read More »

New Bottle Design Now Available for Shipping to Select States in Mainland

Perhaps it’s the moment you have been waiting for…OCEAN VODKA‘s new bottle can now be purchased and shipped throughout mainland! “Fill and Chill” “Get and Give” this summer- available for purchase and shipping through BevMo!

BevMo! is now selling our new OCEAN...Read More »

SATURDAY MAY 23: Get to Know Your Farmers at Edible Hawaiian Islands Statewide Farm Day

Saturday, May 23 is Edible Hawaiian Islands Statewide Farm Day and we join with Edible Hawaiian Islands in inviting your friends and family to get localicious with your neighborhood farmers.

Your mission? Get to know your local farms and farmers around the state of Hawai’i. Head out to meet your growers-...Read More »


Deep Island Hawaiian Rum, Sister Spirit of OCEAN Organic Vodka, and The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas Invite Submissions

In partnership with The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Deep Island Hawaiian Rum has created the inaugural “Rum Scrum Cocktail Contest” featuring Deep Island Hawaiian Rum. Submissions will be accepted online...Read More »

Hawaii Sea Spirits “OCEAN” gets the famed Silver A' Design Award

Very excited to receive news that our new bottle design has received another award- this time from A’ International Design Awards! We were selected as one of the winners this international contest (out of a total of 15,000 submissions), receiving the renowned Silver A’ Design Award in Packaging Design...Read More »

Cocktail Artist Matthew Biancaniello and Chef Riko Bartolome Present Eat Your Drink Event

Thirty people attended the fabulous “Eat Your Drink” culinary dinner at Montage Kapalua Bay on April 16. Nationally renowned Cocktail Chef, Author, and Event Visionary Matthew Biancaniello joined award winning Chef Riko Bartolome for a special food and drink pairing menu featuring innovative interpretations using locally sourced products.

The dinner was presented in part...Read More »

And The Winner Is! The Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail Will Give All Year to Make a Wish!

Five finalists from the State of Hawaii and one finalist representing the other 49 states faced off in The Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail Contest on Saturday, April 11 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. The six finalist cocktails were selected from hundreds of entries through a statewide and nationwide...Read More »

EAT YOUR DRINK: Award-Winning Cocktail Artist Comes to Maui

EAT YOUR DRINK: Award-Winning Cocktail Artist Comes to Maui for Exclusive Events at The Montage, Bringing the Art of Mixology to Life in Promotion of Upcoming Cocktail Book

Nationally renowned Cocktail Chef, Author, and Event Visionary Matthew Biancaniello joins us on Maui for the first time ever...Read More »

Celebrity Chefs Paired with Non-Profits and Finalist Mixologists for OCEAN Showdown


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.

Five finalists from the State of Hawaii and one finalist representing the other 49 states will face off in the...Read More »

Organic Farm and Distillery Closed on Easter, Sunday April 5

Happy Easter!  We will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5.  Please come visit us another day, standardly open seven days a week with tours all day.  Aloha and Cheers!

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Winning Recipes Announced for 2nd Annual Ultimate OCEAN Showdown!

The Finalists for the Ultimate ‪#‎OCEANShowdown‬ have been announced! See below for finalist recipes and photos. Five 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...Read More »

Finalists Announced for 2nd Annual Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail!

The Finalists for the Ultimate ‪#‎OCEANShowdown‬ have been announced! Congratulations, and see you on the Ocean Lawn at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on April 11. State Finalists: Ross Steidel’s Poi Dog (Lahaina, Hawai’i), Amie Fujiwara’s Waiona (Honolulu, Hawai’i), Allison...Read More »

The OCEAN Showdown: National Competition to Take Place at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and OCEAN Organic Vodka have partnered together to find the Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail with a national and statewide recipe contest. Recipe submissions have been pouring in over the last two months from across the state and United States. Five finalists from the...Read More »

OCEAN Organic Vodka Wins the Gold!

OCEAN Organic Vodka was thrilled to receive the news from the Tastings 2014 International Review of Spirits that we had received a GOLD Medal for Creativity in the Packaging Competition, “Best Embossed Label.”

Tastings Packaging Judge commented, “Paperweight Vodka. Clever.”

Some of the greatest accolades we can receive (in addition to our...Read More »

Last Call for Entries! The Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail Contest

Last Call!

Countdown has begun for the submission deadline for the 2nd Annual Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail Contest, presented by OCEAN Organic Vodka and Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.  Submissions will be accepted by email or website form submission at OceanVodka.com until midnight on February 28, 2015.

Your chance to win!

The six...Read More »

What's Your Inspiration? 2nd Annual Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail Contest

Calling all bartenders, spirits aficionados, amateur mixologists, backyard bartenders, or anything in between – your chance is here to write a winning recipe and win a stay in paradise!

Entries are being accepted until February 28 for our 2nd Annual Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail Contest! With the theme of “Farm to...Read More »

OCEAN Organic Vodka Hosts James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour

OCEAN Organic Vodka was thrilled to support the James Beard Foundation last weekend during their Celebrity Chef Tour on Maui, hosted by the Grand Wailea and Chef Mike Lofaro of the resort’s Humuhumunukunukuapua`a restaurant.

Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, renowned James Beard Award-wining chefs Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto NYC and Adele’s...Read More »

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2nd Annual Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail Contest

The 2nd Annual Ultimate Ocean Vodka Cocktail Contest: Write a Winning Recipe and Win a Stay in Paradise

Do you love OCEAN Organic Vodka? Are you a bartender or a spirit enthusiast? Enjoy playing with fresh ingredients and innovating new cocktail creations? Love Hawai’i?

OCEAN Organic Vodka and Sheraton Maui Resort &...Read More »

Vanilla Extract Made from OCEAN Organic Vodka

You can make your own organic, gluten-free vanilla extract at home with OCEAN Organic Vodka!

One of our OCEAN fans, Mia Nomoto, sent us this easy recipe and a note about her personal interest in OCEAN Organic Vodka.

Take 8 whole organic vanilla beans and split them in half lengthwise...Read More »


In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the Ocean Vodka Organic Farm will be closed December 24 and 25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.   We will open for business as normal on December 26.  We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday, and remember- when you cheers, cheers...Read More »

Hawaii Sea Spirits Announces 2014 Signature Holiday Cocktails

Cheers with OCEAN Organic Vodka and Deep Island Hawaiian Rum this Holiday Season

A taste of the tropics for your holiday line-up, Hawaii Sea Spirits (makers of OCEAN Organic Vodka and Deep Island Hawaiian Rum) announce the 2014 Signature Holiday Cocktails. These made on Maui, organic, gluten...Read More »

OCEAN Organic Vodka 2014 Signature Holiday Cocktails Released

Cheers with a Piece of Paradise this Holiday Season

A taste of the tropics for your holiday line-up, OCEAN Organic Vodka announces its 2014 Signature Holiday Cocktails, the OCEAN Season’s Greetings and OCEAN Santa’s Helper.  This made on Maui, organic, gluten free vodka is the only spirit in the...Read More »

In with the New...Giving Thanks with Rum!

This year has been an exciting year at Hawaii Sea Spirits, the makers of OCEAN Organic Vodka. As we embrace the holiday of giving thanks, we count our blessings as we have so many things to give thanks for! With the development and launch of Deep Island Hawaiian Rum, our organic...Read More »

Celebrate Happy Hour Day with Ocean Vodka!

Happy Hour is always a good time to celebrate- but today we celebrate the daily celebration! Wednesday, November 12 is Happy Hour Day and in honor of this esteemed international past time,we share some of our favorite Happy Hours locally on Maui.  Whether near or far, go enjoy Happy...Read More »

Buffett Fest Announced by Jimmy Buffett’s Restaurant & Bar Waikiki Nov. 8

If you like piña coladas, and getting great deals on drinks, and if you love live local music, and you’re free on Nov. 8, then save the date for the Buffett Fest, taking center stage at Jimmy Buffett’s Restaurant & Bar at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort.  We will...Read More »

MADE ON MAUI COUNTY FESTIVAL: November 7 and 8 at the MACC

New this year!  Join OCEAN Organic Vodka (as well as many of our other “MADE ON MAUI” family members) for this first-ever event showcasing a wide variety of Made in Maui County products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashions, gifts, and collectibles ALL in one location.

The first-ever Made in...Read More »

OCEAN VODKA to Support Maui Culinary Academy at Noble Chef Event

OCEAN Organic Vodka is thrilled to be supporting the 18th Annual Noble Chef
 World on a Plate: La Dolce Vita.  We are honored to be the exclusive spirit of choice for the reception of this event, and also contribute fabulous cocktails to the after party! This event is sold out, but stay tuned...Read More »


RESCHEDULED: Due to the impending Hurricane Ana, scheduled to hit Hawaii Friday Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18, OKTOBERFEST event is postponed until Sunday, October 26th. Same great line-up of bands, delicious food, and refreshing beverages provided by Maui Brewing Co and OCEAN VODKA!

All proceeds go to: Pacific Cancer...Read More »

OCEAN Vodka Gives Back to Maui Food Bank Throughout Holiday Season

Starting October 10, Hawaii Sea Spirits (makers of OCEAN Organic Vodka and Deep Island Hawaiian Rum) will be offering 10% off the standard $10 tour price at the OCEAN Vodka...Read More »

Food and Spirit Pairing Dinner on Oct. 7 at Sansei Seafood Restaurant

Contemporary sushi and new wave Asian inspired dishes served in a lively setting is what makes Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar a critic’s favorite. Wine Spectator called Sansei “Endless innovation with a strong Japanese accent.” Bon Appetit named the restaurant one of their...Read More »

The Ultimate OCEAN Cocktail Recipe Collection 2015

Cheers to all who have followed our first recipe contest in social media and in the press….we aim to serve! After months of collecting recipes (over fifty in total), we narrowed down a list of eight recipe finalists for the First Annual OCEAN Cocktail Contest, in collaboration with Sheraton...Read More »


Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and Ocean Vodka are teaming up to present the Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Mix-Off and Dinner on Saturday, September 20, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.  Spirit enthusiasts are invited to meet the finalists and cast...Read More »

OCEAN® Organic Vodka Elevates Brand Image with New Bottle and Logo

Traditional Glass Fishing Symbol Represents Hawaiian Brand as Expansion Continues

OCEAN® Organic Vodka has unveiled a new bottle design, being introduced in the Hawaiian market starting this September and across the mainland beginning in January 2015.

To better depict the brand’s ultra-premium position, a patent-pending bottle design has been engineered.  Inspiration...Read More »


Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and Ocean Vodka have teamed up to find the Ultimate Ocean Cocktail with a nation-wide and state-wide recipe contest.  Recipe submissions have been pouring in over the last two months from across the state. Four state finalists will be profiled and judged...Read More »


Be one of the first to try Deep Island Hawaiian Rum! 

(Maui, Hawai‘i) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Hawaii Sea Spirits, the makers of Ocean Vodka, recently announced a new tropical organic spirit called Deep Island Hawaiian...Read More »

Organic Rum Announced by Makers of Ocean Vodka

Hawaii Sea Spirits Announces A New Tropical Organic Spirit – Deep Island Hawaiian Rum ‘WAVE’
Hawaii Sea Spirits, the Makers of Ocean Organic Vodka, Add Organic Rum to Their Line-Up 

Starting September 1, Hawai‘i will have a new rum in the market: ultra premium, organic Deep Island Hawaiian Rum from Hawaii...Read More »

Maui’s Organic Ocean Vodka Featured at the Fourth Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Ocean Vodka to Showcase Handcrafted Farm to Table Cocktails at Prestigious Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival August 21-24

Heading to Los Angeles for a four-day celebration of all things food and wine, Ocean Vodka is proud to be representing Hawaii at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival. Ocean Vodka...Read More »

Teaching Agritourism at the Farm

In partnership with University of Hawaii Maui College, Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, and EdVenture, we are thrilled to be a part of this great class, AGRITOURISM: MARKETING YOUR FARM AS A VISITOR DESTINATION.

Aimed at farm business owners that would like to share the passion and value of local agriculture...Read More »

Farm to Table + Add Films + at the Huliau Food & Film Festival


On Saturday, August 16 Ocean Vodka is thrilled to host the second annual Huliau Food & Film Festival, with all proceeds benefiting Huliau Environmental Education Programs.

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Pipeline to a Cure Raises 1.2 Million to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Ocean Vodka was honored to be a guest of honor at many of the tables at the seventh annual Pipeline to a Cure gala on July 19 at the Huntington Beach Resort & Spa.

The second year of supporting this gala event that raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,...Read More »

Do You Have a Recipe for the Ultimate Ocean Cocktail?

Organic Ocean Vodka and Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa have partnered to create “The Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Contest”! A spirited treasure hunt near and far, we are looking for the Ultimate Ocean Cocktail and invite you to submit your recipe for a chance to win a headline...Read More »

The Maui Craft Session: Scotch, Cigars, Beers, add Ocean Vodka!

Held this Saturday, July 12, on the Sheraton Maui’s Ocean Lawn, The Maui Craft Session 2014 is a celebration of food, spirits, beer and cigars.  Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has partnered with Maui Brewing Co., Southern Wine and Spirits, Ocean Vodka and Cigar Bar...Read More »

Celebrate Big with the American Dream!

What does the American Dream mean to you?  Here at Ocean Vodka, we are celebrating the American Dream this Fourth of July. A family owned and operated company, Ocean Vodka started as a brainstorm over a cocktail one afternoon watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean on the island...Read More »

Master Distiller Bill Scott Joins Ocean Vodka as Brand Expands

Award-Winning Spirit Maker Culminates Ten-Year Mentorship by Joining Hawaii Sea Spirits on Maui

Hawaii Sea Spirit’s CEO Shay Smith is thrilled to announce that Bill Scott has joined the company as Master Distiller in charge of production.

“Bill Scott has mentored me for the past ten years as we...Read More »

#1 Kula Attraction on TripAdvisor Goes to Ocean Vodka!


We have welcomed over 20,000 people to tour our Organic Farm and Distillery since our opening in April of 2013! Thrilled to experience the Ocean Vodka Farm Tour experience, our guests have loved getting to know more about our brand and being treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the making...Read More »

Ocean Vodka Supports Maui Culinary Academy with Beautiful Sunset Dinner at The Point


The Point at Ocean Vodka is quickly becoming known for its gorgeous 180 degree views of the north and south shores of Maui.  A beautiful spot to hold a gathering, party, or celebration of any kind, late afternoons and sunsets are particularly gorgeous on The Point as the...Read More »

Truffle Time! New Martini Goat Cheese Truffle Flavors Hit the Scene

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If you are like most of our fans, you probably love chocolate as much as you love vodka!   If you are lucky enough to have visited us at the Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, we hope that you took the opportunity to try one of our true...Read More »

Hokulea Crew Harvests 400 Pounds of Sweet Potatoes Potatoes For Ship's Arrival in Lahaina


Sweet Potatoes from Ocean Vodka’s Organic Farm Serve as Nourishment and Lesson in Sustainability as Navigators Embark on their Hōkūle‘a Voyage Around the World 

Four hundred pounds of sweet potatoes have been growing in the organic soils of Ocean Vodka’s Farm in Kula since July of 2013,...Read More »

Honoring The Ones That Serve on Memorial Day


In honor of all that serve and have served our country, we are offering free tours for all military on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26.  Valid photo id required.  Please call 808-877-0009 or 866-776-2326 for more information and to make reservations.

True to Ocean Vodka’s organic and sustainable...Read More »

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii


May 1 is a special day in Hawaii, and we want to tell our fans all around the world about it! Known as LEI DAY, we spend the day celebrating island culture and the culture of the Native Hawaiians…and decorate ourselves with leis!

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Celebrate Farm Day with Edible Hawaiian Islands and Maui Country Farm Tours


On Saturday, May 24, Ocean Vodka is thrilled to be included in a “MAUI FARM TOUR” celebrating Edible Hawaiian Islands Farm Day.  Maui Country Farm Tours is providing the tour to Ocean Vodka, Surfing...Read More »

Come Fly With Us! Aerial Video Released of Ocean Vodka Organic Farm


Wondering what it feels like to fly over our organic farm on the slopes of Mount Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii?  Well, thanks to a friend of Ocean Vodka named The Flying Hawaiian, you get a front row seat!

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.

THE...Read More »

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!

The Ocean Vodka Mojito

(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.

(April 20, 2013) -If you have not checked...Read More »



(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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