Maui Wedding Cocktails, Mojito Recipe

Maui Wedding Cocktails, Mojito Recipe

With Labor Day holiday weekend fast approaching and after a conversation discussing the fine art of hand crafted Mojitos for a Maui wedding reception, I asked my favorite Maui bartender Hand Crafted Mojitos with raw sugar, Maui rum, fresh limes and mint for Maui wedding cocktailsfor her Mojito recipe.

We’ll get to that Mojito recipe in a moment. First, an explanation about the noted Mojito for wedding reception conversation. I had received a request from a Florida couple planning on getting married in Hawaii. The bride and groom ‘to be’ were inquiring to ensure their favorite concoction would be created using only the finest ingredients. They also wanted to know if we would be able to individually prepare a Mojito cocktail for each of the guests? I assured our licensed bartenders would use only fresh locally grown limes and mint, the highest quality rum (they supply) and finish the Mojito with Hawaiian grown sugar in the raw. I explained many couples getting married on Maui request a local ‘island twist’ to the classic Mojito. We accommodate with our ‘Maui Lilikoi Mojito‘, made with locally grown fresh Lilikoi! Explaining we garnish our Mojitos island style using a raw Hawaiian sugar cane stick as the stir stick convinced the couple my Maui bar tending staff would be up for the task of preparing Mojitos at their wedding reception! Confident, the happily engaged couple also requested we serve Mai Tais and Pina Colodas at their Maui wedding reception. I hope you enjoy the Mojito recipe we’ll serve at their wedding reception venue in Maui:

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
  1 raw Hawaiian sugar cane stick
How to Prepare a Mojito:
– 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!
– 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.

One cocktail per recipe.

Professional bartending for Maui weddings and events.We hope you get the chance to try this Mojito recipe over the long Labor Day holiday weekend winding down your summer. If you prepare this cocktail recipe at home, please share an image of your Mojito to our ‘Married on Maui’ Facebook page and let us know how you liked the recipe. Or, leave a comment below to let us know if you found the recipe and wedding tip informative.

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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