4 Fall Cocktails for Weddings On Maui with Catered Wedding Receptions

4 Fall Cocktails for Weddings On Maui with Catered Wedding Receptions

A star fruit cocktail for Maui weddings.Though Maui doesn’t have a Fall season, some of the couples getting married on Maui come from locations where fall occurs complete with colorful leaf changes, pumpkins and gourds aplenty. We know the mainland weather is cooling and fall is on the minds of our wedding couples when they ask what kind of cocktails to serve at their Maui wedding in the fall.

After reminding them it will quickly feel like summer once they arrive on Maui, we accommodate their request for a signature wedding cocktail celebrating the fall season blended with the balmy always summer weather our tropical wedding location on Maui provides! Below, you’ll find two signature cocktail recipes using Star Fruit and one for a Fig Melon Martini followed by my own signature cocktail for Maui weddings, the Passionate Lilkio Mojito. Each cocktail is perfect to serve for a cocktail hour before your wedding or as the signature cocktail served at your Maui wedding reception in the fall, or any other time of year! These 4 cocktail concoctions harmonize the fall season with the bounty of fresh fruits and flavors grown locally on Maui. With fresh Star Fruit in season now and fig available, enjoy the following 4 cocktail recipes for fall weddings on Maui:

Star Fruit Cocktail

 star fruit cocktail for Maui weddings1 star fruit, deveined, plus slices for garnish
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1/2 cup clear rum
1 cup orange juice
1 star fruit, sliced for garnish


  1. Blend all ingredients except for garnish.
  2. Garnish with a slice of star fruit.

The Star Fruit Cocktail Recipe Makes 2 Servings.
This recipe is from Food.com.

Star Fruit Cocktail Photos by Philip Johnson of FatIguana Inbound Marketing Agency.

Star Fruit with Ginger Cocktail Recipe

1 lb Star Fruit
1 Thumb Ginger
1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
4 cups water

To Prepare:

  1. Trim the ends and edges of the star fruit.
  2. Blend Star Fruit and Ginger with Water and Lime Juice. Add sugar and serve chilled.

Makes 4 servings.
This recipe is from Food.com.

Fig Melon Martini cocktail recipe for Maui weddings.Fig and Melon Martini

by Maggie Battista of Eat Boutique

1.5 ounces Fig and vanilla vodka
1.5 ounces cantaloupe puree
0.5 ounces Cointeau
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon maple syrup

  1. Puree 1/8 of a ripe cantaloupe with 2 tablesppons of water in a blender or a food processor.
  2. In a cocktail shaer filled halfway with ice, add all the ingredients, including the cantaloupe puree. Shake until everything is combined and icy cold.
  3. Strain the mixture into a slightly chilled martini glass and garnish with a thin slice of melon threaded onto a woddend skwer around a half slice of ripe fig.

Recipe from Fig Melon Martini Cocktail Recipe.

Fig Melon Cocktail Photo by Heidi Murphy from White Loft Studio.

Maui Chef CJ’s Passionate Lilikoi Mojito Signature Cocktail

Of course, we always recommend our own signature wedding cocktail, the Passionate Lilikoi Mojito. A variation of the classic Mojito cocktail recipe, we add fresh lilikoi (passion fruit) from Maui.

Passionate Lilikoi Mojito Ingredients (fresh lime and mint leaves)

2 tbs raw sugar 1 1/2 oz white rum
1/2 lime, cut into five wedges 1 cup ice cubes
10 fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup club soda
5 fresh Lilikoi (strained> 1 raw Hawaiian sugar cane stick
Likoi Passionate Mojito recipe by Chef Christian Jorgensen for Maui Catering.How to Prepare a Passionate Mojito Cocktail:
– Muddle the mint with a lime wedge. Muddling releases oils from the mint and juices from the lime.
– Add two additional wedges of lime.
– Add the raw sugar.
– Muddle again. Do not strain the mixture!
– Add the pulp from the Lilikoi and stir to mix.
– Pour the mixture into a tall glass.
– Fill the glass with ice.
– Pour the rum over the ice while filling the glass with carbonated water.
– Stir. Add sugar to taste.
– Garnish with the remaining lime wedges and a raw Hawaiian sugar cane stir stick.

TIP: To prepare the raw sugar for easier absorption, we use low heat to melt the raw sugar and then chill ahead of time.
Makes one Cocktail Per Recipe.

If you sample the cocktail recipes, please share your opinions in the comments section below.

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CJ’s Kaanapali Diner Review

My daughter and I visited Maui a couple of weeks ago and came to your restaurant 3 times. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to meet our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free requirements. We loved being able to eat out safely and wish we had a CJ’s at home! I just wrote you a stellar review on Trip Advisor. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Kelley MacCabe
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Review

Wonderful for a Sunday Brunch since you can order breakfast until 11:00am! Had a ‘custom’ 3 ingredient omelette (I chose mushrooms, feta and spinach) with nicely crunchy on the outside and soft inside home potatoes, yummy. Hubby had the pancakes with fresh fruit! These are light fluffy slightly sweet batter pancakes, not those heavy bland ones (OK I admit it, I had to have a few bites of his breakfast…) Service was fast and friendly :0). The menu is EXTENSIVE, we live here and love it!

Kathy, Lahaina, Maui
CJ’s Deli and Diner Maui Restaurant Review

Fact: CJ’s Maui onion soup will melt your face off it’s so good. Best I’ve ever had. It gets 20 stars.
Alas, it’s not on the menu every day… But when my fiancee and I went this past summer and were lucky to meet Chef CJ in person and mentioned that we had been thinking about the onion soup since the last time we visited two years earlier, he was kind enough to put it on the next day’s menu. We went back the following day and ordered it, and it was amazing, just as we had remembered. Another fact: the onion soup at CJ’s is better than the onion soup at Mama’s Fish House (and at like 1/4th of the price). Really. It’s that good. Part of me wants to reverse engineer CJ’s onion soup recipe, quit my job, and make millions selling onion soup to the mainland masses! (or: CJ, wanna make a deal?)
I think that the loco moco gravy is made from the same goodness. So that’s great too. The potato salad is tasty as well.
The to-go lunch plate is respectable.

Jonny S, San Diego, CA
Maui Chef CJ Prepares Mushroom Soup for Kaanapali Restaurant Guest

On a previous visit to Maui, I had the most delicious mushroom soup at CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali. When I arrived in Maui this week, I emailed the restaurant and asked what day they might have the soup. The owner and chef, Christian Jorgensen (CJ), promptly replied even though he was on vacation in Vegas. He gave me a number to call to check on the soup of the day. Then when he returned to Maui on Friday, he emailed me to let me know he would have the soup for me on Saturday. When I got there, he was so friendly and the soup was even more scrumptious than I had remembered. I really appreciated how valued he made me feel as a customer.

Linda D.
CJs Maui Restaurant Customer

Good Morning, My wife and I spent last week in Maui. Your early bird special was the best. After we found you, we ate breakfast there every morning. You had two regular coffees that we just loved.

James T Wilson Jr
Maui Restaurant Customer

The best burger I ever had! Great Service! Fantastic Food!! Simply Awesome.

Pat Janostin, Champlin MN
Kaanapali Restaurant Customer Comment

Thanks for all the Good Food. Best we have ad since we hit the island 5 days ago!

Jeff and Myra V., Ontario, Ohio

CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comments on CJ’s Private Luau in her Blog

Aloha, Just wanted to let you know that this post was up last Friday and it will be included (linked) with all of our Hawaii properties. Thank you both for excellent service. You made our trip to Maui very memorable! Feel free to comment on the post. It’s always good to have additional information and your input.


Nancy Solomon, Travel Writer
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

Aloha, We were in to see you many times during our stay last month in Ka’anapali, couple of things for you:
Need to order some more of your CJ’s roasted Kona Coffee. I see it’s not yet on your website, only the Maui Coffee Co. stuff. We ran out last weekend and are having withdrawls, please help!! Need 2 bags urgently!!
Secondly, your claim about having the best corned beef hash on the island. I think you’ve understated this because it’s the best I’ve had any where in the world! And that covers a lot of ground as I’ve been to every continent multiple times. Just the best anywhere, period!! Don’t suppose you would have that for delivery to Indiana would you? Maybe by the pound(s)?
Great people and even better food, Mahalo CJ’s. Seriously though, please let me know about that coffee. How do we get some ordered and shipped to Indiana?

Bill Clark, Valparaiso, In.
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

​CJ’s Deli & Diner Rocks! Been here several times while visiting Maui – each time we tried different meals and each time we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to provide regular dinner napkins along with this paper type – because we’re messy!

Aloha and Mahalo from Detroit