Swelter a Little at Tuesday's Hawaiian Cocktail Shake-Off

Somewhere on Maui, people are drinking mai tais. In shorts.
​Chances are you went to sleep last night wearing three layers, a hat, and an extra blanket and were still cold ― nothing like 40-something-degree weather to make you think about visiting someplace warm and getting our tropical drink on.

That's exactly what you can do tomorrow at the Island Style Shake Up cocktail competition at the Burritt Room. Five talented S.F. bartenders will battle it out with cocktails containing locally made Sergeant Classick rum, a Hawaiian molasses-based spirit made in Mountain View.

Expect a lei greeting, Hawaiian-style hors d'oeuvres, Island rhythms, and hula dancers. Three cocktail samples are included with admission. Even better, voting for your favoritr gets you a chance for a trip to the real Hawaii. Plus the mix-off benefits Spark, the nonprofit dedicated to changing patterns of inequality that impact women throughout the world. So even if you don't win the Hawaii tickets, you can bask in the event's do-gooder glow. Okole maluna!*

Participating bartenders and bars:

• Christine D'Abrosca, Hog and Rocks
• Mike Hicks, Otis Lounge
• David Jones, The Burritt Room
• Steven Liles, Smuggler's Cove
• Duggan McDonnell, Cantina


Island Style Shake Up
Date: Tue., Nov. 23, 6:30-9 p.m.
Location: The Burritt Room at the Crescent Hotel, 417 Stockton (at Sutter)
Cost: $20; 21 and over only
Score tickets via Eventbrite

Lou Bustamante tweets at @thevillagedrunk. Follow SFoodie at @sfoodie.
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