El Caribe (Caribbean Martini)

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The El Caribe cocktail is known as the Caribbean Martini. It bears very little resemblance to a traditional martini, but it certainly has a Caribbean flair. It naturally uses rum as its main spirit – specifically a lemon flavored rum. Like a martini, it’s pure alcohol, so the closest it comes to “mixers” is the addition of two orange liqueurs.

Closeup view of El Caribe (Caribbean Martini) with orange twist

Unlike the martini, this is a drink most anyone will enjoy – at least in terms of flavor. The alcohol level is still strong enough that light drinkers may object.

Overhead view of El Caribe (Caribbean Martini) with orange twist
Full-length view of El Caribe (Caribbean Martini) with orange twist

Recipe

Pour all three ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish it with a twist of orange.