The 2nd Annual Ultimate Ocean Vodka Cocktail Contest: Write a Winning Recipe and Win a Stay in Paradise

Do you love OCEAN Organic Vodka? Are you a bartender or a spirit enthusiast? Enjoy playing with fresh ingredients and innovating new cocktail creations? Love Hawai’i?

OCEAN Organic Vodka and Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa have partnered to present the 2nd Annual “Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Contest.” Submissions will be accepted by email or website form submission at from January 20 to February 28, 2015.

Recipes will be accepted from both state of Hawai’i and national applicants, with five state and one national finalist being narrowed for competition in the Mix-Off Event. Finalists will be profiled and judged at this Mix-Off Event, open to the public on Saturday, April 11 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.

The six finalists will receive a stay at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa (airfare included for all those who are coming from off Maui). The contest winner will receive a $500 cash prize, a three-night stay at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and their winning recipe on all cocktail menus on property for a year.

“You can be a professional bartender or spirits aficionado, an amateur mixologist, backyard bartender, or anything in between! Follow the rules and give it your best pour!” says Ocean Vodka CEO Shay Smith.

Entrants must submit a complete registration form, recipe, and high-resolution photograph of cocktail through online form or by email to from January 20, 2015 at 12:01 am to February 28, 2015 at 11:59 pm (HST). Participants must be 21 and older.

For more information, please contact Kristin Hettermann at 808-205-4767 or


About OCEAN Organic Vodka

OCEAN Organic Vodka is a clean, smoothly defined spirit produced to help celebrate the journey of life. It is the only vodka in the world made from organic sugar cane and blended with deep ocean mineral water sourced 3,000 feet deep off the Kona Coast of Hawai’i. These ingredients along with an advanced continuous distillation process, provides a distinct flavor profile unlike any other vodka. It is award winning, USDA certified organic, and gluten-free. OCEAN Organic Vodka is the number one selling spirit made in Hawai‘i and is distributed throughout the US mainland and Canada.  Produced by Hawaii Sea Spirits LLC, Kula, Maui, Hawai‘i (40% ALC/VOL 80 Proof). More information is available online

About Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is where the legend of Ka‘anapali began. Situated on Ka‘anapali Beach at historic Pu‘u Keka‘a, Black Rock, the oceanfront resort is nestled among 23 acres of tropical landscaping with 83 percent of the resort’s 508 rooms and suites facing the ocean.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa was named the Starwood Hotels & Resorts 2007 “Hotel of the Year” for the Sheraton brand, and recognized in Conde Nast Travelers’ 2012 Top 25 Hawaiian Resorts. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has also appeared in TRAVEL + LEISURE magazine’s World’s Best Awards “Top Resorts in Hawaii” in 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014. For more information about Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa please visit