This week’s Friday cocktail may just mesmerize you, the Hpnotiq Martini.
Also known as a Blue Breeze, this cocktail is a relative newcomber. It’s main ingredient, Hpnotiq®, created in 2001, is an infusion of fruit juices, cognac, and vodka. The interesting story of how a college dropout created this very modern liqueur can be found here along with a version of this drink. For the official Blue Breeze recipe, and for more recipes using this flavorful liqueur, click here for the official site.
I first encountered this cocktail—and often order it—at Bonefish Grill where its served up with glow sticks!
What you’ll need: White Rum (coconut or banana-flavored), Hpnotiq liqueur, and Pineapple Juice.
In a shaker over cracked ice, pour 1 ounce of rum, 1 1/2 ounce of Hnoptiq liqueur, and 2 ounces of pineapple juice. Shake vigorously and then strain into a cocktail glass of your choice. In lieu of glow sticks, garnish with a slice of pineapple or a marachino cherry or both!
How I like it: Ideally coconut or banana flavored rum should be used. Either works great, though I’d give the edge to the coconut. The Blue Breeze recipe on the official Hpnotiq site calls for 2 ounces of Hpnotiq, 1 ounce of coconut rum, and a splash of pineapple juice. As you can see, I altered the proportions in favor of more pineapple juice. It doesn’t quite taste like the one available at Bonefish Grill, but it’s close…and tastes fruitier.