Monday, January 19, 2009


(aka, the Chocolate Hawaiian Martini)
Tomorrow is Obama's first day as President of the United States. It's the end of a bad era and the beginning of New Hope. To honor that, we'll be gathering with friends and watching the Inauguration saved via Tivo whilst sipping tasty drinks. I've created a new cocktail just for the occasion.
  • 2 oz Coconut Rum - Malibu or similar is fine.
  • 1 1/2 oz Pineapple Rum
  • 1 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liquor - no substitute here. The Godiva gives the drink the creamy texture and color.
  • 1 oz Creme de Cacao - I cut the Godiva with this to save on the cost a bit without losing the chocolate flavor.
  • Powdered Cocoa - Swiss Miss works nicely. :)
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Shake the ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats. Strain into the glass and garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder.
The inspiration for this martini comes from Obama's Hawaiian heritage. Adding chocolate tastes good with the tropical flavors and is an obvious choice for a drink named after our first black President. Careful when drinking these, it tastes like a chocolate piña colada and sneaks up on you quickly.