While we were on Maui, we visited Ocean Vodka for some of the best vodka we’ve ever experience and certainly the most devoted vodka family business.

The Smith family says, “We set out to create the best vodka in the world…a lasting brand that would present a clean and pure product into the marketplace. We did research, made friends. Tested it. People loved it. They wanted more. As a family we took Ocean Vodka from concept to reality in one and a half years.”

They are enjoying their success, as Ocean Vodka is marketed in 32 states and 3 provinces in Canada, and expanding fast into North America, South America and Asia.  Ocean Vodka Organic Farm & Distillery  is on the move with good business practices, marketing skills, environmentally friendly and supported by locals. It has taken hard work and dedication, but the family has that covered.  I know I’ve shared a recipe before and I probably will again, but this one seemed appropriate for this week.


1 ½ oz OCEAN Vodka

½ oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

½ oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

Place all ingredients into a shaker with ice.

Shake well and pour into a chilled, chocolate-rimmed martini glass or drizzle chocolate along the inside of the glass.

Maralyn D. HillThe Epicurean Explorer

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