The Bikini Martini was created by Dick Bradsell for a swimwear launch in 1999. Supposedly he named the drink in honor of the Bikini Atoll where atom and hydrogen bombs were tested after World War II. Some say the name was because the shock of the cocktail was supposed to be on the level of an A-bomb, I would rather think it was the color of the ocean in the Marshall Island area that inspired the drink. (Sadly, the Bikini Atoll still remains uninhabitable nearly 70 years after the tests.)
Whatever reason, it's a beautiful blue cocktail with refreshing tropical notes that packs a decided kick.
2 Oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
1/4 Oz. Blue Curacao
1/2 Oz. Peach Liqueur
1/2 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Garnish: Blue Sugar Rim and a Lemon Twist
Rub glass with lemon then dip into blue sugar then chill in freezer. Shake ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker, strain into the glass, garnish and serve.
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National Bikini Day is July 5th.