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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 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.  Buy TICKETS HERE!

10959373_1035152636499831_8419724975799358762_nThe Ultimate OCEAN Showdown features the top six finalist cocktails selected from hundreds of entries. Each finalist is paired with a celebrity chef as well as a Maui-based non-profit organization. Guests along with a panel of judges will be asked to vote for their favorite cocktail as well as “best food pairing”. 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.

Celebrity chefs participating in the event include Lee Ann Wong from Koko Head Café in Kaimuki Oahu, Shawn Gavin from the St. Regis Princeville Kauai, Sheldon Simeon from Migrant in Wailea Maui, Hank Adaniya from Hank’s Haute Dogs in Kaka‘ako Oahu, Will Chen From HiFreshBox in Manoa Oahu  and Andrew Le from The Pig and the Lady in Honolulu Oahu. Entertainment for the evening will include a performance by CrazyFingers. Event ticket holders will have free entry to the Afterparty at Black Rock Lounge.

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Tickets are on sale now for $40 per person ($45 day of) when purchased through this link or by calling (808) 550-8457. $25 of each ticket sale will be donated to six state based non-profit organizations including: Hui O Wa‘a Kaulua, Women Helping Women, Make-A-Wish Hawaii, Grow Some Good, Imua Family Services, and Whale Trust.

10978667_1037984506216644_2956439707692506546_nAbout the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is where the legend of Ka‘anapali began. Situated on Ka‘anapali Beach at historic Pu‘u Keka‘a, Black Rock, the oceanfront resort is nestled among 23 acres of tropical landscaping with 83 percent of the resort’s 508 rooms and suites facing the ocean.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa was named the Starwood Hotels & Resorts 2007 “Hotel of the Year” for the Sheraton brand, and recognized in Conde Nast Travelers’ 2012 Top 25 Hawaiian Resorts. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has also appeared in TRAVEL + LEISURE magazine’s World’s Best Awards “Top Resorts in Hawaii” in 2007, 2008 and 2013. For more information about Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa please visit http://www.sheraton-maui.com.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii

With 11 properties across the diverse Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii, the Big Island, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii offers the best hotel destinations to celebrate romance, reconnect with family, focus on business or launch an adventure. Located on or just footsteps away from the Islands’ best beaches, Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii is a collection of iconic and historic hotels and resorts – properties with expansive and breathtaking backdrops, innovative guest programming and luxurious amenities representing internationally renowned hotel brands from Sheraton, Westin, Luxury Collection and St. Regis. For more information about Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii, please call (866) 716-8140 or visit http://www.starwoodhotelshawaii.com.

10387476_997302006951561_6736545460115747971_nAbout OCEAN Organic Vodka

OCEAN® Organic Vodka is certified 100% USDA Organic, gluten-free and the only vodka in the world made from organic sugar cane and deep ocean mineral water, sourced from 3,000 feet deep at the base of the tallest mountain in the world – Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.  Trace minerals, including potassium, magnesium and calcium, help create a distinct and pleasing flavor profile that is unlike any other vodka.  Long inspired by the ocean paradise of Hawai‘i, OCEAN® Organic Vodka is crafted a superior organic agricultural product from Hawai‘i that support the local economy, competes globally based on quality, and raises awareness for the conservation of our oceans.  It is the exclusive vodka on Hawaiian Airlines since 2007, and is the number one selling spirit made in Hawai‘i.  OCEAN® Organic Vodka is sold throughout the US mainland and Canada.  Produced by Hawai‘i Sea Spirits LLC, Kula, Maui, Hawai‘i (40% ALC/VOL 80 Proof). For more information about OCEAN® Organic Vodka please visit http://www.oceanvodka.com.