Thursday, July 8, 2010


Lei Chic Your three-hour tour turned into an unfortunate situation involving you, a crew, an island and a serious lack of a functional boat. Your options are:

a) Freak out.
b) Build a hut out of bamboo while freaking out.
c) Make cocktails, relax and watch everyone else freak out.

(Hint, choose C). And mix yourself a tasty summer cocktail with this recipe, courtesy of Kyle Reutner, one of Honolulu’s hippest bartenders and co-owner of Imbibe Hawaii, a new local cocktail consulting and bar catering company. Packed with tropical-inspired ingredients, it’s the perfect antidote to feeling stranded by the island heat.

Plus it’s way easier than making a radio out of a coconut.

Ginger and Mary Ann’s Daiquiri


¼ Cup Skyy Infusions Ginger Vodka
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon water
5 to 6 fresh basil leaves


Add all ingredients to shaker, fill shaker with ice and shake. Strain drink into glass, serve up to the crew and enjoy.

You can order up a Ginger and Mary Ann's Daiquiri from Kyle Reutner on Mondays and Fridays at Apartment 3, 1750 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, and on Thursdays and Saturdays at thirtyninehotel, 39 Hotel Street, Chinatown. For more info on Imbibe Hawaii, email  

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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