Presenting the Hanalei Bae Speciality Cocktail at Hualani’s at Timbers Kauaʻi. The Hanalei Bae is a fun new Speciality Cocktail mixed with Hanalei Vodka, Ube, Haupia Whipped Cream and Toasted Coconut. Grab one of these tasty beverages for you and your Bae.


2 oz Hanalei Vodka
2 oz Cream of Coconut
7 drops of Ube extract
1 cup of ice


Blend all ingredients together
Top with Huapia Whipped Cream
Sprinkle with Toasted Coconut

Learn a little more about the background of this cocktail:

Hanalei Spirits is a family-owned and operated craft distillery on Kauaiʻs North Shore. They pride themselves on making spirits with the purest water from Mount Waiʻaleʻale and locally sourced ingredients. Learn more about them at

“Bae” – pronounced BAY, is slang for Babe, a common term on the island for “girlfriend”

Ube – The ube plant is a purple yam originally from the Philippines. It’s essentially a bright purple sweet potato with an even sweeter, more mellow taste than its orange relative with a slightly nutty, vanilla taste. It’s popularly used in desserts in Filipino cuisine, often boiled and then mashed with condensed milk.

Ube is often confused with Taro, another similar root vegetable, but the two are distinct. Taro is often used in savory dishes, while ube is more commonly used in sweets. Learn how to use Ube in other recipes.

Ube is grown at The Farm at Hōkūala and used in many of our Farm to Table dishes at Hualani’s, our on-site restaurant and bar.

Haupia Whipped Cream – “Hau” means “cool” and “pia” is the word for “arrowroot”. Traditionally this iconic Hawaiian dessert was made of arrowroot and coconut cream. Pia is the Polynesian arrowroot that migrated to Hawaiʻi Nei in the canoes of the early Polynesian settlers. We grow Arrowroot at our on-site Farm at Hōkūala for educational purposes.

Coconuts – Timbers Kauaʻi has a large Coconut Orchard at The Farm at Hōkūala with a new coconut tree planted to celebrate each new Owner that joins our ‘Ohana here at Timbers Kauaʻi.

For more fun recipes with a Hawaiian flair, see our blogs featuring the Lilikoʻi Mule and our Hōkūala Mango Smoothie.