JPP~0592 copySheraton 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 at 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 their vote for the winning cocktail at the Mix-off Cocktail and Pupu Reception followed by a 3-course prix fixe wine dinner.



The Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Mix-off and Dinner begins with a Mix-off Reception in the resort’s Coral Reef Room.  The Mix-off Reception will feature pairings of the finalist cocktails and pupus as well as the opportunity to talk story with the recipe creator.  The 3 course prix fixe wine dinner will feature a specially designed menu created by Raymond Nicasio, Executive Sous Chef of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. The recipe contest winner will be announced following dinner at 7:30pm.  The winning cocktail recipe will be featured on the restaurant menu for one year.

Tickets are $69 per person.  Reservations may be made at or

For more information, please call (808) 662-8053 or visit

SHERATON MAUI, KAANAPALIAbout 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

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

DCIM105GOPROAbout 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 Vodkais crafted a superior organic agricultural product from Hawai‘i that supports 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).