The Obamatini (aka, 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 martini 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. :)
Shake all the liquors with ice in a shaker until it sweats and strain into martini glasses. Garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder and a Kit Kat stir stick. (A spear of maraschino cherries would do nicely as well.)
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.
On that note -- good riddance, Bush! Your time is nigh.