What better way than to fine tune your palate and home ‘tending skills than to do so in the tropical paradise of Hawaii at one of the finest luxury resorts on the planet, the HaleKulani in Honolulu. 

Friday, Sept. 17th through Sunday, Sept. 19th the resort will be playing host to word-famous mixologists Dale DeGroff, Julie Reiner, Tony Abour-Ganim, Simon Ford, Chandra Lam, and Tim Rita. These industry leaders will teach attendees both the delicate art of consumption and creation when it comes to fine cocktails. 

The package – which costs $160 consits of five seminars (listed below). However, since you are in one of the finest resorts in the Pacific, if you want to split your time between the beach for surfing, the mountains for biking, and the bar for drinking, you can choose your seminars a-la-carte. Head to HaleKulani’s website to make your advance reservations today. 

ART OF THE COCKTAIL Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 17
Kick Off Cocktail Party Rub elbows with many of the world’s finest mixologists while sampling their spirited creations and enjoying delicious appetizers, accompanied by live jazz music.

Saturday, September 18
Spend the day in lively seminars, discussions and classes hosted by our who’s who of mixology.

* The Evolution of the Cocktail
Mixologists Julie Reiner, Dale DeGroff, Tony Abou-Ganim and Simon Ford engage in a panel discussion on where the industry was, where it is today and what we can look forward to in the future.

* Gin: The Noblest Spirit of All?
Simon Ford presents a historical overview of gin while Julie Reiner creates Classical and Contemporary cocktail creations.

* Tequila: The Treasured Agave Distillate
Dale DeGroff and Tony Abou-Ganim walk through a brief history and tasting of tequila while creating awe-inspiring cocktails, sharing insight on how to make the perfect margarita.

* Island to Island
Julie Reiner and Simon Ford prepare the most innovative cocktails while utilizing island influences from England to Hawaii.

* Stocking and Tending Your Home Bar
Tony Abou-Ganim, the "Modern Mixologist," highlights the secrets of creating cocktails at home, explaining what should be stocked in a bar, tools of the trade, and how to use them.

Experience an evening of scintillating conversation at the Cocktail Palooza while guest mixologists shake and stir their signature specialties.

Sunday, September 19:
Wrap up the weekend at the Bloody Mary Brunch featuring the opportunity to create a signature bloody mary while enjoying a delectable 3-course brunch.