Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Second Captain

Sometimes, a mom's just gotta drink.

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Once upon a time (2009, actually), Senpai and I went on our honeymoon in Waikiki, Hawaii. We had been married for two years already and thought we should get the honeymoon out of the way before, you know, having kids.
Last Sunset in Hawaii

On our last night in paradise, we walked along the beach until we stumbled into Duke's Waikiki bar. We sat outside on the patio and listened to a Jack Johnson lookalike while we sipped delicious cocktails, one of which was called "Second Captain." We fell in love.  

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When we returned to the Midwest, I scoured the internet in search of the recipe but couldn't find it. I made a few failed attempts based on the description I remembered from the menu and then gave up.

Fast forward to this Memorial Day weekend. Senpai and I had a romantic evening to celebrate our 6 year anniversary... and then the rest of the weekend fell to pieces. By Monday night I was running out to the liquor store, determined to enjoy a refreshing drink that might turn our frazzled moods around. I found this "I'm Bananas Over You" cream liquor and knew it was the missing ingredient to our elusive drink. I raced home, got the blender going, and then sat down to taste paradise once again. When I gave Senpai a sip, he said it was the closest he's been to Hawaii in a long time.

I know exactly how long.

Second Captain

Banana Cream Liquor
Captain Morgan
Passion Juice


1. Blend raspberries. You may need to add a little water to process them. Pour into a separate container and set aside.

2. In a clean blender, combine 1 banana, 1 shot banana cream liquor, 1 shot Captain Morgan, a splash of passion juice (Dole Paradise Blend works well), and 1 cup of ice. Blend thoroughly.

3. Line the bottom of a hurricane glass with the raspberry puree (you won't use all of the puree... save the rest for another glass). Fill the remainder of the glass with the banana mixture. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge.

Makes 1 drink.

Sadly enough, "Second Captain" is no longer on Duke's menu. All the more reason to enjoy it at home.

Just close your eyes, put your feet up, and imagine that gentle Hawaiian breeze.

Hawaiian Moon



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