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Bora Bora Martini

Bora Bora MartiniDon’t look at me – I didn’t name the damn thing.

We frequently amuse the hell out of the waitstaff at restaurants.  When we’re not amusing them, I’m sure we give them cause to wonder if they should be calling for the men in the little white coats.

When we were eating dinner at the House of Blues Friday night, the waiter brought our seriously watered down cocktails in some freakish looking novelty glasses, and said:

“Here – these should keep the undesirables away!”

To which Beloved replied:

“But you’ll be back – right?”

The man is deadly with a one-liner.  (Well, of course he is – my two unconditional requirements for men are that they walk upright and have opposable thumbs have a wicked sense of humor and a brain.)

Anyhoo, while at the Flying Fig Saturday night, we were perusing the cocktail menu as we are wont to do, and I picked out this one.  I don’t remember the name of the cocktail Beloved got, but let’s just say that after one sip of each, we were frantically searching for a scrap of paper and a pen so we could write down the ingredients for each, while the waitstaff looked at us as if we’d lost our minds (it didn’t hurt that I hounded our waiter – poor, humorless soul that he was – for the recipe for the Lemon Ricotta Fritters we had for dessert).  Sunday evening we discovered they weren’t so hard to recreate.

Bora Bora Martini

serves me

2 shots of vanilla vodka

1/2 shot Dissaronno or other amaretto

1/2 shot pineapple juice

splash of cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a couple of cubes of ice.  Shake vigorously; strain into chilled martini glass and serve.


Michele says:

Pink drinks, Woot! I love pink drinks. We’ll be having these on Friday’s Martini & Movie night. Thanks for passing it along. Yum.

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Yum! That sounds good!

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Di says:

Vanilla vodka? That’s a new on on me… guess we just don’t get out much.

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Lori says:

Yum! These do sound good. We just may have to try these in the near future…maybe once this damn snow stops falling and most definetly not in front of the little people…lol.

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Between you and Michele at It’s A Dog’s Life, “shitload” and “serves me” can keep me smiling all day. The drink helps too…

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Linda says:

Vanilla vodka? I think I have some of that! Mmmmmm! Although I’ll probly serve it in an adult sippy cup. Those martini glasses are too tricky for me:)

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Pseudo says:

Your martini recipes make my best of the best list.

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yum …!!!!!!

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stoneskin says:

Your man is a genius, what a wit, brilliant one-liner!

Tricia says:

Even I could make this. Yummm.

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I generally stick to beer and wine but you are really making me want to build a bar. Yum.

Beth says:

Now, lets talk about those Lemon Ricotta Fritters. Sounds like the martini would be PERFECT with the fritters!

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Be says:

The one I had was called the “Riviera” – I liked it even better, but need to go the the store to get ingredients – a PEAR flavored martini – can we say YAAAWEEE? Once I get the Pear Flavored Vodka (and you thought Vanilla Flavored Vodka was obscure!) I will have ye ole ball n chain post it for our drinkin buddies!

I wish I liked sweet drinks but I stick to sour or salty……just like me. 🙂

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