Kauai's Best Bartender

On the Hunt for Kauai's Best Bartender
Every Friday, Aug. 11 - Nov. 17

RumFire Poipu Beach at Sheraton Kauai Resort and Koloa Rum Company are once again on the hunt for Kauai’s Best Bartender. In the contest’s third year, the island’s food & beverage industry professionals have been challenged to showcase original Koloa Rum-based cocktails for the chance to earn bragging rights and the $4,000 grand prize. The runner up will receive a $1,000 second prize, both courtesy of Koloa Rum.

Cast your vote to determine the winner of each round, along with a judges panel with a weighted vote. Enjoy an 8-ounce portion of each contestant’s Koloa Rum-based cocktail for $16. The RumFire culinary team will create a weekly appetizer special featuring the mystery ingredient or theme as an optional pairing for patrons.  


2016 - Jennifer Bryant, "Malie" cocktail
Koloa Coconut Rum, kaffir lime leaves, fresh Hawaiian guava juice and essence of lemon

2015 - Nilo Badua, "Plantation Mai Tai"
A twist on the classic mai tai enhanced with fresh lime juice, homemade lavender falernum, sugarcane juice, lemongrass simple syrup and seasonal ingredients

A version of the winning cocktails are currently featured on RumFire’s menu.