It's #internationalwomensday and we're celebrating with our friend, Soni Pomaski of Moon & Turtle in downtown Hilo, Hawai'i. Soni got her start in the Food & Beverage industry as a teenager, working as a barista at the Honolulu Coffee Company. That first experience introduced her to the world of specialty beverages which led to a path of evolving her craft. As part of the opening team of Roy’s Waikiki, where she met her husband Mark, Soni fulfilled her lifelong dream of moving to NYC shortly after. It was in 2013, when Soni, Mark and his brother Tedd moved to the Big Island of Hawai'i to open their restaurant Moon & Turtle.
Now curating a weekly specialty menu, Soni shares her passion for mixology with a curated cocktail collection and is raising a glass to #internationalwomens day with a Red Sky in the Morning featuring Shaka Tea's Sunrise tea.
Red Sky in the Morning
Recipe by Soni Pomaski
- 2oz Shaka Tea Sunrise-infused Gin **
- 1 oz Cranberry Simple Syrup **
- 1oz fresh squeezed orange juice
- .25 oz Aperol
- 4 mint leaves
- 2 drops orange blossom water