Hawaiian Salt is quickly becoming a Duke’s staple

The view from the Barefoot Bar at Duke’s Kaua‘i is amazing. Nothing complements that view more than a delicious drink from Barefoot Bar’s Kalapaki Cocktail menu. This week’s drink was presented by Kim Soares. Soares has worked on and off with Duke’s Kaua‘i since 1995. Currently, she bartends, serves and manages.

“The people and the wonderful view are the best parts of this job,” Soares said. “I’m going to make for a one of Duke’s most popular cocktails: The Hawaiian Salt.”

Hawaiian Salt

Soares said that the Hawaiian Salt was added recently to Duke’s Kaua’i’s Kalapaki cocktail menu.

“It’s a new drink here, we added it around five months ago,” Soares said. “It was created at Duke’s Waikiki.”

The Hawaiian Salt, priced at $10, consists of Ocean Vodka, lemonade, passion fruit juice and Li Hing Mui powder.

After all the ingredients are vigorously shaken, it is poured on the rocks in a glass that is rimmed with Li Hing Mui powder and later garnished with an orange wedge.

This tart-flavored delight is something you should definitely sample whenever you have the chance. The Li Hing Mui and passion fruit juice are flavors that go hand-in-hand with the relaxing and tranquil view just opposite of the bar. It will remind you that you’re lucky to be here in Hawai’i.

Other drinks that are popular at Barefoot Bar are the El Patron, $11, a refreshing silver patron margarita, shaken with freshly squeezed lime juice and Cointreau; the Shorebreak, $9.50, a tropical cocktail of Stoli Strawberry, passion fruit juice and strawberry puree; and the Pau Hana Punch, $9.50, a real Hawaiian punch made from Absolut Mandrin Vodka, lime, passion fruit and cranberry juice.

Also, don’t forget to check out Tuesday Tacos at Barefoot Bar from 4 to 6 p.m. Fish tacos are on special for $3, draft beers are $4 and margaritas are $6.

For more information, call 246-9599 or visit www.dukeswaikiki.com/menus/barefoot-bar.



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.