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Ultimate Ocean Vodka Cocktail Contest: Winning Recipe Wins a Stay in Paradise

Organic Ocean Vodka and Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa have partnered to create “The Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Contest.” Recipes will be accepted for both a state of Hawaii category and a national contest. Winners of each category will receive a stay at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa (airfare not included) as well as their recipe on a menu for a year at one of Sheraton Maui’s restaurants.

“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.

Submissions will be accepted by email or website form submission at from July 15 to August 29, 2014. State finalists will be profiled and judged at an event open to the public on Saturday, September 20 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. National finalists will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and announced at the September 20th event.

Entrants must submit a complete registration form, recipe, and high-resolution photograph of cocktail through online form or by email to from July 15, 2014 at 12:01 am to August 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm. Participants must be 21 and older.

To submit a recipe, visit

About Ocean Vodka

Ocean Vodka is 100% certified USDA Organic, gluten-free and the only vodka in the world made from organic sugar cane and deep ocean mineral water, sourced from a depth of 3,000 feet off the Kona Coast of the Island of Hawaii. The trace minerals, including potassium, magnesium and calcium, help create a distinct and pleasant flavor profile that is unlike any other vodka.

Long inspired by the ocean paradise of Hawaii, the mission of Ocean Vodka is to create a superior organic, value-added agricultural product from Hawaii that supports the local economy, competes globally based on quality and raises awareness for the conservation of the ocean. The Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery in Kula, Maui highlights the company’s commitment to socially and environmentally conscious business practices, utilizing solar panels to power 100% of the operations and sustainably farming and harvesting organic sugar cane.

Tours run seven days a week and educate guests about the importance of organic farming for the conservation of land and ocean, sustainable manufacturing and the production of spirits. Ocean Vodka has been the exclusive vodka on Hawaiian Airlines since 2007, and is the number one selling spirit made in Hawaii. Ocean Vodka is sold in 35 states, Washington, DC, and Canada and is sold at $32.99/750ml. Produced by Hawai‘i Sea Spirits, Kula, Maui, Hawai‘i 40% ALC/VOL (80 Proof).

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

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