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Friday, August 12, 2011

Coconut Martini

By no means would I ever wish harm or sickness on ANYONE, especially those that I love. That being said, after three full days of being a human taxicab for my children, carting them back and forth to camp, work, and cheering practices, I secretly did a little "happy dance" in my head when my oldest daughter really didn't look well after working yesterday (she has a sinus infection that keeps coming back and the doctor FINALLY gave her some antibiotics to help fight it). 

Now why would I be happy about that you ask?

For those of you who don't know the area I live in, let me explain why this would cause some bit of angst after a while. For starters, each one-way trip into the center of town from where I live is 10 miles. That is backroad miles with stoplights (one of which happens to be the longest stop light in NJ and was recently featured on a news program), random bear sightings and crossings (you have to be extra careful and have your eyes scanning the woods on the sides of roads at all times), and takes you 15-20 minutes to drive each way (depending on whether or not you get someone in front of you that is unsure of the area and goes 15 miles under the speed limit). So, in three days, I have driven approximately 200 miles and spent 6 1/2 hours just driving in the car to get the kids where they need to be and home again, not including the time I have to sit around and wait for them to be done (I stay so I don't have to make the trip back and forth in between..trying to save on gas ya know!). 

So, my point is, after the three days, I was relieved that after my youngest daughters cheering practice ended at 6pm, I was able to go home for the night since my oldest daughter wasn't going to go to her practice (that would have ended at 8pm), sit on my deck for the first time in over a month and enjoy the gorgeous 73 degree sunny, non-humid weather we had yesterday here in NJ with a nice Coconut Martini. I learned how to make this drink from Susie, our favorite bartender on the ship, where we would go every night for a drink before dinner. I normally do not like martini's, simply due to the fact that most martini's are made with vodka or gin, but being this one was made with Malibu rum, I figured I'd try it out one night. To my surprise, it was very good. It is a little sweet but that's probably why I liked it. This recipe makes 1 martini but if you're making it for several people, it is equal parts of all four ingredients. 

Coconut Martini
*Adapted from Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Champagne Bar
2 Shots Malibu Rum
2 Shots Di Saronno Amaretto
2 Shots Pineapple Juice
2 Shots Orange Juice

1. Fill shaker with ice. 
2. Add all of the ingredients and shake well. 
3. Pour in a martini glass. 


*Adapted from Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas Champagne Bar


  1. Yummy! I sure could use this right now. I've had a rough week as well ;) Great post!

  2. This looks gorgeous! I want one now :))

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