PAU Maui Vodka Launches National Cocktail Competition with 6 finalists set to compete in Maui this September.

PAU Vodka, bottle on white

PAU Vodka

PAU Maui Vodka, a certified and naturally gluten-free vodka made from pineapple in Maui, Hawaii, has launched the Road to Maui national cocktail competition. Until July 25th, bar professionals in the United States will have the chance to submit an original cocktail and story at Six finalists will be chosen to compete in-person this September, in Maui, Hawaii.

Vodka Pineapple Basil Smash, cocktails with bottle on marble top

Vodka Pineapple Basil Smash

Inspired by PAU Maui Vodka’s island roots, Road to Maui will challenge bartenders to create a cocktail and story inspired by paradise. Submissions are online only, and scoring will be based on the quality of the recipe and the story they tell about its concept and execution. One finalist from each region (Hawaii, West, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast) will be flown to Maui September 22nd -24th for an inclusive brand experience and to compete in the finals. Celebrity judges and venue to be announced soon.

Vodka Undertow Shot, bottle, various garnishes

Vodka Pineapple Basil Smash

The Road to Maui competition comes at a fitting time with PAU Maui Vodka now in national distribution. Faced with an immense amount of choices when it comes to vodka, mixologists and consumers are turning to PAU Maui Vodka for its unique origin, ingredients, and story.

About PAU Maui Vodka: Crafted in Upcountry Maui on the slopes of Haleakala at Hali’imaile Distilling Company, PAU Maui Vodka is a true seed-to-bottle spirit made with Hawaiian spring water and the universal symbol of hospitality, the pineapple. PAU Maui Vodka owns its source, ensuring quality from the planting of the Maui Gold pineapples, to the bottling line and beyond. It is a purposeful product, distilled in ways that nurture the Earth and support local and international sustainability initiatives. This unique craft spirit can be found in Hawaii and on the Mainland at select grocers and restaurants, online at in select states, or by visiting