Mele Kalikimaka Martini

  • 1 1/2 ounces SKYY Infusions Pineapple Vodka
  • 3 ounces eggnog
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Directions

  1. combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. shake vigorously
  3. strain into martini glass
  4. top with sprinkling of nutmeg and cinnamon, and garnish with a cinnamon stick

Non Sequitur

“Mele Kalikimaka” is a Hawaiian-themed Christmas song that takes its title from the Hawaiian phrase, “Mele Kalikimaka,” meaning “Merry Christmas.” The phrase is borrowed directly from English, but, since Hawaiian has a different phonological system (in particular, Hawaiian does not possess the /r/ or /s/ of English, nor does it have the phonotactic constraints to allow consonants at the end of a syllable), “Merry Christmas” becomes “Mele Kalikimaka.” The song was written in 1949 by Robert Alex Anderson. One of the earliest recordings of this song was by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters in 1950 and has been covered by several artists.

Hear Mele Kalikimaka performed by Bing Crosby.

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