Nick Kabetso, - Director of Food & Beverage, Hilton Hawaiian Village - and Chandra Lam Lucariello, - Director of Mixology & Spirits Education, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits of Hawaii - join Good Morning Hawaii to talk about Harry Yee's 100th Birthday at Hilton Hawaiian Village

In celebration of the legendary bartender and creator of the "Blue Hawaii" the Hilton Hawaiian Village will be hosting a series of events and specials to commemorate Harry Yee and the famous cocktail. The first event will be the "Blue Hawaii Cocktail Competition" on Sept. 26, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. at Tapa Bar.  Local bartenders will compete to reinvent Yee's iconic Blue Hawaii cocktail. The competition, sponsored by Bols and Bacardi, will be emceed by KITV's Maleko McDonnell and three finalists will be selected by a judging panel. The winner will be hand selected by Yee himself. The Blue Hawaii Cocktail Competition is open to the public and is being coordinated by the Hawaii Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild.

The birthday celebration is at Tapa Bar on Sept. 29, 2018 from 12-8 p.m. Attendees can say cheers to 100 years with giveaways, drink specials, an appearance by the Bacardi Girls and live entertainment by Shar Carillo. Tapa Bar will be featuring $10 Blue Hawaii drink specials, $10 Grey Goose cocktails, and $9 Bacardi cocktails.

Plus, Blue Hawaii specials will be featured in three of the resort's restaurants – Tropics Bar & Grill, Bali Steak & Seafood and the Tapa Bar. Guests can sip on the original Blue Hawaii for $10 at participating outlets. In addition, guests can try the "Blue Hawaii Yee," an elegant, upscale version of the drink mixed with Grey Goose Vodka, Bacardi Silver, Bols Blue Curacao, coconut liqueur, lemon juice and coconut water, featured for $10 in the resort's signature restaurant Bali Steak & Seafood.

Lucariello, the creator of the Blue Hawaii Yee demonstrated her take on the iconic cocktail.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Celebrates Harry Yee's 100th Birthday
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Tapa Bar
Blue Hawaii Cocktail Competition Sept. 26, 2018 2-5 p.m.
Harry Yee's 100th Birthday Celebration Sept. 29, 2018 12-8 p.m.
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