Martini Break!!!

The Hurricane Martini

What is up with this weather! First, an east coast earthquake (which I never would have imagined) made for interesting conversation throughout the week.  And once interest in the earthquake passed, can you guess the next topic of concern? Yup! Hurricane Irene! Irene is poised to make a big impact on the east coast this weekend, much to the chagrin of ocean-side vacationers, and anxious travelers anticipating the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Needless to say, east coasters are scrambling to the supermarkets to get water and non-perishables in expectation of Irene. I certainly did, as I have no clue what to expect! The last hurricane I remembered that affected the northeast was Hurricane Hugo. Anyone remember that one? In any event, Irene will not stop me from sharing another fabulous martini recipe with you all. Irene will, however, provide the inspiration for this week’s recipe. In honor of the storm threatening to cause all types of mischief, I present to you……the Hurricane Martini! This recipe is a play on the traditional Hurricane cocktail, with a little extra kick. Make note of the ingredients, and pick them up while you’re preparing for the storm! Enjoy!

Courtesy of the Huffington Post
1 oz of White Rum
1 oz of Dark Rum
1 oz of Coconut Rum
2 Teaspoons of Lime Juice
2 Tablespoons of Passion Fruit Syrup
Pineapple Wedges for Garnish

1. In a shaker, combine White, Dark, and Coconut Rums, Lime Juice, Passion Fruit Syrup, and Ice. Shake!
2. Strain mixture in a chilled martini glass.
3. Garnish with a thinly-sliced pineapple wedge.

Now you have at least one hurricane that you can enjoy! If you and yours are in the path of Irene, please be smart and safe. Drink responsibly!


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