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Bikini Martini – August’s Martini

Published by: Kathy

  • Jul
  • 22

I’ts a premature “Martini Monday”, once again!

I know that I said I would be posting a new martini recipe on the first Monday of each month…Well, when you’re retired, it’s hard to stay on a schedule. Every day brings a new adventure… No, seriously, I am going on vacation with my Mom and will be in the middle of the ocean somewhere, on August 1st.  (The first Monday in August.)  Therefore, I am posting my August Martini in July.

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over…School starts in a few weeks and Cracker Barrell actually has their Thanksgiving stuff out already!  Wait, not so fast!  I’m not ready for summer to be over yet. I’ve still got a little beach-time left in me.  So, in fond memory of the bikini I have not worn in 30 years (and will definitely NOT be wearing on my cruise), and out of reverence for the body that was once able to rock it…I present the “Bikini  Martini”.


  • 1  oz. coconut rum
  • 1  oz. citrus vodka
  • 2  oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/2  oz. grenadine syrup
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish

Shake rum, vodka and pineapple juice in a shaker with ice.  Strain into a chilled martini glass.  Pour the grenadine slowly down the side of the glass.  (It will sink to the bottom of the glass, creating the appearance of a very cute bikini bottom. (It’s hard to see in my picture, because I used my dolphin martini glass.)   Garnish with marschino cherries.


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