Jane’s Favorite Tropical Cocktail Recipes

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Part of the fun of going to Hawaii is sipping flirty tropical drinks while savoring the sunsets. In the spirit of my Hawaii-themed book Flirting With Forty, I’m sharing some of my favorite island cocktail recipes and hope you’ll enjoy them, too!

Jacqueline’s Cocktail

  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 pinch powdered sugar

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with orange slice or lime and serve.

Honolulu Sensation

  • 3/4 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz Benedictine herbal liqueur
  • 3/4 oz maraschino liqueur

Stir all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with maraschino cherries and serve.

Tropical Tango

  • 1 1/2 oz sloe gin
  • 1 oz Absolut vodka
  • 1/2 oz Midori melon liqueur
  • Pineapple juice
  • ice

Fill glass with ice, add gin and vodka. Add pineapple juice almost to the top, then add Southern Comfort and Melon liqueur. This drink can also be made frozen by adding 1 1/2 scoops of ice and blending. Garnish with slice of melon and peach. Serve.