Maui Wowi
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Maui Wowi
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The Maui Wowi is a tropical cocktail that captures the essence of island flavors in a hurricane glass. Its base is coconut rum, which imparts a sweet, nutty character, reminiscent ... more The Maui Wowi is a tropical cocktail that captures the essence of island flavors in a hurricane glass. Its base is coconut rum, which imparts a sweet, nutty character, reminiscent of breezy palms and sun-kissed coasts. The cocktail is then generously blended with pineapple and orange juices, creating a vibrant fusion of citrus and tropical notes, while melon liqueur adds a subtle, fruity undertone that complements the primary flavors. The inclusion of grenadine can give it a splash of color, evoking the hues of a Hawaiian sunset. The result is a refreshingly sweet and fruity cocktail that embodies the laid-back, tropical vibe of Maui, making it a delightful choice for those afternoons or evenings when you want to be whisked away to a beachside paradise.
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Base ingredient
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Coconut rum
Alcohol content
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5.68% | 4.2 units *

Method
How to make a Maui Wowi

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes
Stir well
Pour into a hurricane glass and serve

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve a Maui Wowi?

A Maui Wowi is best served in a hurricane glass, chilled but not shaken. After stirring the mix of coconut rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, melon liqueur, and a dash of grenadine, it should be garnished with a slice of pineapple or an orange wheel to complement its tropical flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Maui Wowi?

Tropical fruits such as a slice of pineapple, an orange wheel, or a cherry are excellent garnishes for a Maui Wowi. These add to the visual appeal and enhance the cocktail’s tropical vibe. A small umbrella or a colorful straw can also add to the festive look.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

For what occasions is a Maui Wowi most suitable?

A Maui Wowi is perfect for summer parties, beach gatherings, or any event with a tropical or Hawaiian theme. Its refreshing and fruity taste makes it an excellent choice for relaxing on a hot day or during a festive celebration.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Maui Wowi if I don’t have everything on hand?

Yes, you can make substitutions in a Maui Wowi while keeping the tropical essence intact. If coconut rum is unavailable, try using white rum with a splash of coconut water or syrup. No melon liqueur? Opt for another fruity liqueur that complements the tropical profile, like peach or passion fruit liqueur.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Maui Wowi, and how do I make it?

Yes, to make a non-alcoholic Maui Wowi, simply omit the coconut rum and melon liqueur and replace them with coconut water and a melon-flavored syrup. This variation keeps the tropical flavor profile intact, making it enjoyable for guests of all ages.

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