The A, B, C’s and 1, 2, 3’s of Hawaii, USA

Hello, and welcome to my next Destination Guide for places to go with Amazing Drinks, Best Brunch location and Conventions that can’t be missed during your next vacation or day trip to Hawaii. Come travel with me!

A is for Amazing Drinks. The cocktails I have chosen to share are tropical amazingness, and can be found at a local bar or restaurant in Hawaii or create in your own home. Sandy beaches and tiny drink umbrellas are not required.

The Mai Tai is an iconic Tiki Cocktail often made with lots of fruit and different types of alcohol as variations. Below I am sharing my favorite version of this recipe with you.

1. In a cocktail shaker full of ice, pour 1 1/2 ounces spiced rum, 1 1/2 ounces coconut flavored rum, 1 teaspoon grenadine syrup, 3 fluid ounces pineapple juice, 2 ounces orange juice.

2. Shake until shaker becomes frosty and strain into cocktail glass full of ice.

3. Feeling adventurous during your time in Honolulu, stop by The Mai Tai Bar located at 2259 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii. They offer 7 different versions of Mai Tai Cocktails to choose from. If you are there for vacation maybe choose one of each! Cheers!

The Blue Hawaiian, sometimes called The Swimming Pool, is summertime in a glass. There are numerous variations of this recipe, below I am sharing my favorite version with you.

1. In a cocktail shaker pour 2 ounces pineapple juice, 1 1/2 ounces rum, 3/4 ounce Blue Curacao liqueur, 3/4 ounce cream for coconut.

2. Shake until shaker becomes frosty and strain into cocktail glass full of ice.

3. Looking for the perfect beach drink complete with sandy beach views and drinks garnished with little umbrellas, I suggest The Lava Lava Beach Club located at 69-1081 Ku’uali’i Place on Anaeho’omalu Bay, Waikoloa Village, Big Island.

B is for Best Brunch locations in Hawaii. If you want great brunch and delicious drinks look no further than my Top Choices.

1. The Coffee Shack is located at 83-5799 Mamalahoa Highway Captain Cook, Hawaii.

2. Papaya Special – 1/2 papaya filled with mixed fruit, lilikoi yogurt and coconut, served with 2 eggs and coconut pound cake shown Upper Left. Hawaiian French Toast – homemade luau bread made with macadamia nuts, carrots, pineapple and coconut shown Lower Left. Eggs Benedict – English muffin, Canadian bacon and 2 eggs served with hollandaise sauce and choice of potatoes or rice shown Upper Right. Kona Eggs – 2 eggs any style with toast and choice of potatoes or rice and Portuguese sausage shown Lower Right.

3. The Coffee Shack’s Breakfast Menu is served until 12:00 noon and a Special Brunch Menu on Sundays.

1. Moke’s Bread and Breakfast located at 1127 11th Avenue Suite 201 Honolulu, Hawaii.

2. Veggie Omelet- spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, white and green onions, and cheese shown Upper Left. Vegetable Frittata- seasonal vegetables, local when possible, topped with cheese and served with hash browns shown Lower Left. Sunrise Special #3 – one slice French toast, 2 eggs, and bacon, ham or sausage shown Upper Right. Liliko’i Pancakes- light and fluffy pancakes topped with passion fruit sauce shown Lower Right.

3. This is the place locals go to eat breakfast. Don’t be surprised if there is a wait to get a seat. Remember, good things come to those that wait!

C is for Conventions that can’t be missed! Hawaii has several events held throughout the year, if you can pull yourself away from the beaches!

1. Comic Con Honolulu is a 3 day event held once a year at the Hawaii Convention Center. The vent is a family-friendly celebration of comics, costumes, fantasy, sci-if, and all things nerd on. Comic Con Honolulu’s next event will be held August 20 – 22, 2021.

2. Get your tickets online to save money. Adult Weekend tickets are $65 per person. Single Day Saturday tickets are $55 per person.

3. Visit their website at for convention information and updates.

1. HawaiiCon, a multi-genre Convention, brings together the best of science, sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, gaming, and cosplay. HawaiiCon 2020 will hold a Virtual Reunion September 24 – 27. Dates for 2021 have not been announced at the time of this post.

2. This ticket information shares ticket prices for the 2020 convention before it went to a virtual. Get your tickets early. Adult 4-Day tickets are $129 per person. Adult Single Day Saturday tickets are $50 per person.

3. Visit their website at for convention information and updates.

My Hawaii destination travel guide has sandy beaches, drinks with umbrellas and so much food! Hawaii has many options when it comes to Amazing Drinks, Best Bruch locations and Conventions that can’t be missed, and deciding on my top choices was a bit harder then I thought it would be.

Did your favorite make my list? If not, share it in the comments! I love learning and drinking and eating!

Thank you for reading the A, B, C’s and 1, 2, 3’s of Hawaii. I hope my sharing my favorites has inspired you to plan your next vacation or day trip to Hawaii. Below are some items to help find some A, B, C’s.

Until next time,

Wonder Lesch

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