After years of sipping cocktails that were either too sweet or too sour, it was wonderful to finally experience one that’s just right.
At the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in Po‘ipu, Stevenson’s Library bartender Baren Pimsaguan has mastered the fine art of the martini during his six years behind the polished, 27-foot koa wood bar that surrounds a spectacular assortment of cognac, brandy, scotch and cordials.
His refashioned lychee pomegranate martini is a dangerous drink because its delicate and subtle flavors mask this cocktail’s strength. One is fun, two is woo hoo. Be careful of that kick — oh, and the bill. This specialty concoction will run you $14.
But at Stevenson’s, you can also enjoy free pool, backgammon, chess, live music nightly, the country-club-style decor and the atmosphere of a true five-star resort.