Name: Tim Rita Jr.
Hometown: Waianae, Hawaii
Occupation: Bartender or Mixologist (if you really want to call him that  . . . )

Company: Bar 25 by drai's (las vegas)

Twitter: TimBoy8

Instagram: TimBoy8

About Tim

Former Chapter President and Waianae boy Tim Rita Jr. has helped put Hawai’i-grown talent on the national stage. His approach to cocktails - which only a local boy could dream up - reflect the original Hawai’i Regional Cuisine signature, continental technique with Asian influence and Hawai’i flavors. This unique style has made him a multi-year representative of Hawai’i at Shake it Up!, the most prestigious cocktail competition in the United States, as well as a featured guest at Portland Cocktail week and other large trade shows. Originally brought up in the trade during Dale Degroff’s re-vamp of Halkulani’s Lewers Lounge, he has since developed programs at the Modern Honolulu, 53 By the Sea, and Monkeypod Kitchen in Ko Olina.  He has since moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where he is the lead bartender at Bar 25 by Drai's Las Vegas.

Publications Features

Star Chefs: Bio from a Culinary Trade magazine featuring and written for the who's who of the food and beverage world

Tales of the Cocktail:
Bio from the Primer Cocktail Festival in the United States

Bombay Sapphire Cocktail Collection: The Hawaii cocktail representative for GQ Bombay Sapphire Most Inspired 2014


February 20, 2011
For Non-stop Honolulu: Halekulani mixologist Tim Rita’s toast to the Oscars by NonStop

July 27, 2011
Winners Cup by

April 2012
Bacardi Bartender Spotlight: Tim Rita 
by Brent Nakano for Hawaii Beverage Guide

August 25, 2013
Tim Rita shows his mixologist magic before competition by KITV

August 27, 2013
Rita’s Passion elevates lilikoi cocktail
by Betty Shimabukuro for Star Advertiser

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