Signature Drink Recipe | Kōloa Sunset

Signature Drink | Kōloa Sunset

I’m going to start featuring signature drink inspiration regularly here on Hawaii Wedding Love, and it’s not just because I want an excuse to try new cocktails. Besides being fun to sample, having a signature drink or two is a great way to add a personalized twist to your wedding menu.

The best signature cocktails are 1) yummy, 2) easy to make so bartenders will be able to recreate them quickly and consistently throughout the night, and 3) not overly powerful so guests don’t end up getting drunker than they bargained for.

Using local ingredients is always encouraged, especially since Hawaii has many unique flavors to share. The Kōloa Sunset fulfills all the great qualities of a fantastic signature cocktail and highlights Kōloa Dark Rum, an award winning Kauai rum from Kōloa Rum Company described as having “rich coffee and molasses hues in the glass, with coffee and brown sugar on the nose. Notes of vanilla, cotton candy, roasted nuts, caramel apple and burnt orange peel. A long finish, with plenty of wood and toast.”

Signature Drink | Kōloa Sunset

Photo courtesy of Kōloa Rum

2 oz. Kōloa Dark Rum
4 ½ oz. Strawberry Guava Juice
½ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour ingredients into glass and enjoy.

  • Kōloa Rum can be found throughout Hawaii as well as in several other states, a few different countries, and online. See retailers here. If you’re on Kauai, take the opportunity to visit Kōloa Rum Company’s Tasting Room & Company Store.

A great big thank you to Kōloa Rum for sharing the Kōloa Sunset with us!

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