Happy Hour Friday – Martinique

Hubby was in New York last week and got to stay at the Martinique on Broadway … lucky guy … he really enjoys that trip every year when he makes it for this annual meeting.

Anyways, he was sitting at the bar in the hotel with a few other guys, and somehow, he got the recipe and texted it to me. Nothing like texting your wife a drink recipe from 5 states away, huh? That’s love….

It should be noted that I am NOT a rum drinker … the only reason I have rum in the house is from my girlfriend, Chatty. She dropped some off for the air & sea show weekend to make Pina drinks (which we didn’t because it rained the day we planned and the whole week was a washout) … and then there is the Siesta Key stuff in the freezer that she dropped off a few months back


So, I’m not sure just what JAMAICAN rum is, or what the difference is … but I can certainly recommend the Siesta Key stuff …

And YES, I did use the text and made the drink … first with plain ole rum, and then I added the Siesta Key … definitely recommend a spice or dark rum, otherwise, too OJ’y for me … here’s how I made it in the end (tweaked, trust me!)

2 parts rum
1 splash grenadine
3 parts oj
squeeze of lemon wedge

That bottle of Grenadine has lasted a long time!


Mix all in shaker with ice, shake it up and strain into martini glass (which I HATE because I will spill it every time I walk with the glass … uggg), garnish with an orange slice.

Yum Yum …

First started off with 1 1/2 parts rum and 4 parts OJ. Ummm…nope. Too syrupy. Then 2 parts rum, 4 parts OJ. Nope, still too acidic. Batch NUMBER THREE was 2 parts rum and 3 parts OJ. By then it really should NOT have mattered, but it did. Lip smackin tasty stuff.

That rum has been kept in the freezer and I kept forgetting to put it back … see how frosty it was?
I ended up carrying all the ingredients to the main kitchen where Hubby was cooking to make since I kept spilling the drink while walking down the hall from the bar …

Enjoy. And as always, I do NOT endorse that you drink and drive. If you drink these away from home, take a cab, or get a ride from someone who does not drink (once the kids were old enough and got their licenses, this was PERFECT for them!)

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