Five cocktails on the bar counter

Whether you’re gearing up to watch your favorite sports team dominate on the big screen or simply looking to unwind after a long day, game day drinks play an essential role in setting the mood. While beer and wine are reliable classics, why not elevate your game day experience with some signature cocktails that are sure to impress? At Skybox Taphouse, located on the 3rd floor of the Grand Lanāi of the International Marketplace in Waikiki, we pride ourselves on serving up some of the most delicious and unique cocktails around. Join us as we dive into a selection of our must-try signature cocktails that are perfect for any game day gathering.

1908 Empress Sour

Kick off your game day festivities with a refreshing and visually stunning cocktail like the 1908 Empress Sour. Made with Empress 1908 Gin, egg white foam, lemon juice, and simple syrup, this vibrant purple cocktail is sure to catch the eye of your fellow sports fans. The Empress 1908 Gin gets its distinct hue from butterfly pea flower, giving the drink a pop of color that is as beautiful as it is delicious.

Absolutely Citron Bloody Mary

The Absolutely Citron Bloody Mary is the perfect pick-me-up for early-morning games or brunch-time viewing parties. This classic cocktail gets a citrusy twist with the addition of Absolut Citron Vodka, which adds a zesty kick to the traditional mix of tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Garnished with a stalk of celery, olives, and a slice of lime, this Bloody Mary is a game day essential.

Cali-Style Michelada

The Cali-Style Michelada is a must-try if you’re a fan of beer cocktails. This spicy and savory drink combines Pacifico beer with lemon and lime juice, Tapatio, and Clamato mix. Rimmed with Tajin seasoning for an extra kick, it is the perfect thirst-quencher for those intense game day moments.

Coconut Mojito

Embrace the tropical vibes of Waikiki with a Coconut Mojito in hand. Made with Koloa Kauai coconut rum, fresh mint, lime juice, and coconut puree, this refreshing cocktail is a true taste of paradise. Sip on this coconut-infused concoction while cheering on your team and transport yourself to a beachside paradise.

Espresso Martini

For those late-night games that go into overtime, the Espresso Martini is a game day drink that will keep you alert and energized. Made with Koloa Hawaiian Kauai coffee rum, freshly brewed espresso, and Koloa Cacao blended rum, this cocktail is a decadent blend of caffeine and spirits that will give you the boost you need to stay in the game till the final buzzer.

Irishman’s Spiked Coffee

Warm up during those chilly game day nights with an Irishman’s Spiked Coffee. This comforting cocktail features Irish whiskey, Kahlua, and a dash of Bailey’s Irish Cream topped with a whipped cream dollop and cinnamon. Sip on this rich and decadent drink while watching the game unfold and let the smooth flavors of the Irish whiskey warm you from the inside out.

Mango Margarita

Transport yourself to a tropical oasis with a Mango Margarita in hand. This fruity and refreshing cocktail is a crowd-pleaser, made with tequila, fresh lime juice, Cointreau, and simple syrup. Garnished with a slice of fresh mango, this margarita is the perfect way to add a touch of sweetness to your game day celebration.

Rain Delay

When the game gets delayed due to weather, turn to the Rain Delay cocktail to keep your spirits high. This drink combines Malibu coconut rum shaken up with coconut cream and fresh orange, pineapple, and cranberry juice. Sip on this bright and effervescent cocktail as you wait for the action to resume.

Skybox Sour

For a classic cocktail with a twist, the Skybox Sour is a crowd-pleaser that never fails to impress. This cocktail is a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and savory flavors made with bourbon, fresh lemon, simple syrup, and a touch of pineapple. The Skybox Sour is a timeless drink that pairs perfectly with any game day spread.


Channel the spirit of the islands with a Sky-Tai cocktail in hand. This refreshing and tropical drink features rum, orgeat syrup, orange curaçao, lime juice, orange and pineapple juices, and dark rum float for a rich finish. Garnished with a pineapple wedge and a cherry, the Sky-Tai is a delightful blend of flavors that will transport you to the sunny shores of Hawaii.

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At Skybox Taphouse, we take pride in serving handcrafted cocktails that are as unique as they are delicious. Our extensive cocktail menu features a variety of signature drinks that are perfect for any game day gathering. From tropical-inspired concoctions to classic cocktails with a twist, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So why settle for a run-of-the-mill drink when you can elevate your game day experience with one of our signature cocktails?

Join us at Skybox Taphouse on the 3rd floor of the Grand Lanāi of the International Marketplace in Waikiki for a game day experience like no other. With panoramic views of iconic Waikiki Beach, state-of-the-art televisions, and a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails, beer, and delicious food, we are the ultimate destination for sports fans and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or simply looking for a place to unwind, we have everything you need for a memorable game day experience.