Kona Grill Announces the Launch of its New Cocktail Menu

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill, Inc. (Nasdaq:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, announced the launch of its new Kona Crafted cocktail menu.

/EIN News/ -- Kona Grill’s revamped cocktail menu of 2017 features 16 diverse drinks including Bees Knees IV and Cucumber Southside – both guest favorites during menu tests at the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz. locations. “The new cocktails utilize fresh-squeezed juices and are infused with a variety of simple syrups crafted in-house,” said Christopher Moran, Vice President of Food and Beverage for Kona Grill. “The new cocktail menu is inspired by our commitment to preparing fresh items, from scratch. Everything from the Summer in the City to the Blackberry Sage Soda provides a unique experience that will satisfy all guests. Each cocktail reflects a refreshing quality unwavering from our handmade philosophy. The feedback we’ve received from our menu test gives us excitement that guests will find their new favorite drink at Kona Grill.”

Kona Grill’s new cocktail menu was developed in partnership with award-winning mixologist Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham – a couple of the most renowned names in the drink industry. Kenyon was named American Bartender of the Year in 2014, while Williams & Graham, the bar that he tends in Denver, Colo., was named one of the top 50 bars in the world in addition to many previously awarded accolades.

The new drink menu consists of 10 new cocktails, four updated Kona favorites and two non-alcoholic drinks.

New beverages include:


  • Manhattan – featuring Bulleit™ Rye Whiskey and Angostura® Bitters
  • Moscow Mule – featuring Tito’s® Handmade Vodka & Goslings Ginger Beer
  • Old Cuban – featuring Bacardí® 8 Años Rum, Angostura® Bitters and Lunetta® Prosecco
  • Vodka Martini – featuring Stolichnaya® Vodka

Twists on Classics

  • Cucumber Southside – featuring Tito’s® Handmade Vodka
  • Earl Grey Old Fashioned – featuring Bulleit™ Bourbon and Angostura® Bitters
  • Hibiscus Daiquiri – featuring Appleton® Estate Signature Rum
  • Cosmo ’75 – featuring Beefeater® Gin, Cointreau® and Lunetta® Prosecco


  • Zen Collins – featuring Stolichnaya® Vodka
  • Summer in the City – featuring Plymouth™ Gin and Angostura® Bitters
  • Bee’s Knees IV – featuring Stolichnaya® Vodka
  • Whiskey Business – featuring Bulleit™ Bourbon

Low to no Alcohol

  • Saké Sangria – featuring Ozeki Saké Go and BarSol Pisco
  • Red Sangria – featuring Bogle Merlot and Martell Cognac VS
  • Blackberry Sage Soda – featuring Goslings Ginger Beer
  • Kahuna Cup – featuring cucumber, strawberry and lemon

In addition to the handcrafted cocktails, Kona Grill added a saké flight featuring five new sakés on the menu: Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu Honjozo, Murai Tokubetsu Honjozo, Joto Junmai Ginjo, Moonstone Asian Pear and Hakutsuru Sayuri Nigori amongst house and premium cold sakés served separately.

About Kona Grill: Kona Grill features a global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails in an upscale casual atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 46 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and exceptional service. Restaurants are located in 23 states and Puerto Rico: Alabama (Huntsville); Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale(2)); California (Irvine); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Miami, Tampa, Sarasota, Winter Park); Georgia (Alpharetta); Hawaii (Honolulu); Illinois (Lincolnshire, Oak Brook); Indiana (Carmel); Idaho (Boise); Louisiana (Baton Rouge); Maryland (Baltimore); Michigan (Troy); Minnesota (Eden Prairie, Minnetonka); Missouri (Kansas City); Nebraska (Omaha); New Jersey (Woodbridge); Nevada (Las Vegas(2)); Ohio (Cincinnati, Columbus); Puerto Rico (San Juan); Tennessee (Franklin); Texas (Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Friendswood, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano, San Antonio(2), The Woodlands); Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Richmond). For more information, visit www.konagrill.com 

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                    Karissa Nowakowski, Marketing Manager
                    Kona Grill, Inc.
                    480-922-8100 or marketing@konagrill.com

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