Hpnotiq Breeze




This is one of my favorite cocktails.  No party is complete without it. It just isn't. 

Let's face it, wine is for dinner but when we need to get the party started, this will do it.

I don't think there is a more perfect color for a drink.  The blue makes it appear intriguing but the drink holds its own on taste. 

The color also makes it perfect for all the upcoming patriotic holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day), baby showers celebrating a boy, summer luaus and let's not forget Hanukkah!

If you have never had Hpnotiq before, I will stop here so you can go to the store and pick some up.  You've been missing out. 

It's unique flavors come from a blend of vodka, cognac and fruit juices.  It can be served cold on its own but I enjoy it the most when used as a mixer.

This particular drink puts you on a tropical island with one sip. 

I already have my beach chair picked out so let's quickly mix this up so we can enjoy the rest of the day.


Here's all you need to make this happen:  Hpnotiq liqueur, coconut rum (such as Malibu) and pineapple juice.  How easy could this be?


Add 2 ounces of Hpnotiq to a cocktail shaker.


Add 1 ounce of coconut rum to the Hpnotiq.


A splash of pineapple juice (maybe 1/2 an ounce).


A bunch of ice to cool it all down.

Now shake it up and pour it through the strainer so the ice remains in the shaker, into your favorite cocktail glass.



If you happen to have some rock candy stirrers hanging around, go ahead and add them as garnish.

Don't forget to dip the rim of your glass in sugar, it really makes this drink special.

Print Recipe

Hpnotiq Breeze

Recipe from: Hpnotiq | Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Hpnotiq liqueur
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • splash of pineapple juice
  • ice
  • sugar, for the rim of the glass.

Directions

  • Dip the rim of a glass into pineapple juice (or water) and then dip in sugar.
  • Add Hpnotiq, coconut rum and pineapple juice to a cocktail shaker. Add enough ice to the shaker to cool down the mixture. Put the lid on and shake until well mixed.
  • Pour through the strainer into your favorite glass.
  • Garnish with whatever you like.



After you've had a few of these, playing with photoshop becomes very interesting.
 

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60 Comments

  1. Hey, I have a great idea. Let’s take these drinks, and go to the pot luck early to help Krysta set up. K? Seriously, I must have one of those. Now. 7:20 AM

  2. Lorena 2

    I feel warm and buzzy just looking at that. And just a little bit more glamourous.

    I have to say I’m now eying my half-cup of chamomile tea with nothing less than contempt…

  3. krysta 3

    I’m glad Mental P brought the cocktail napkins we are soooo going to have a fun party.

  4. I’ve had many of these over the past few years and can attest to the pleasure and sensuality of the drink. It’s amazing. Expensive, ;), but amazing.

  5. I just added Hpnotiq to my grocery list.

  6. Meg 6

    THAT looks amazing….I have got to go check Krysta out! As ususal, you never fail to capture my complete and total attention with your drink recipes and pictures!!

  7. grace 7

    this is awesome. i don’t drink much, but when it comes to malibu rum, specifically coconut-flavored, i cannot say no. don’t let that get out, all the fellas will be trying to get me drunk. :)

  8. This is incredibly beautiful!! I gotta get me photoshop :)

  9. Great recipes and images, as usual! YOU ARE GOOD!!!

  10. annbb 10

    That last photo is wonderful!
    Maybe you should make a habit of always having a few of those luscious looking cocktails before you photoshop.
    Major YUM there!

  11. your a temptress. Dazzling and pretty, the drink. Anytime your back this way in the south you just look me up all right? Well go find a shaker and a blender and all the ingredients to sing cockroach songs. I’ll sing you all the words to “Skin and Bones.” Course you wouldn’t remember a thing,…what’s your hangover cure?

  12. Ooooo tastey. We’ve had the Hpnotiq before, but I’ve never had it with pineapple juice and Malibu rum. It would be awesome on a really hot summer day. :)

  13. I’ve had two and I’m feeling oh so giggly! I hope someone shows up with more food soon!

    (Malibu rum is a particular favorite and I’ve always had a weakness for a blue drink!)

  14. It looks great but coming from a family with many alcoholics I never drink anything with alcohol in it.

  15. we should consume this post with great moderation…for the photos are sooo “hipnotic” stunning photos!!!

  16. Holy shheeeeeeeeeit that looks good! And that color is like the beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura. And I have the silver bullet, too! Now to find the Hpnotiq…

  17. That is one pretty drink – I love the colour. Great photo too!

    You’re gonna make an alcoholic out of me. 😉

  18. jean 19

    I love the glass. Even water would look great in that thing. How cool.

  19. Elle 20

    I might have to drop everything and run to the store to pick that up! It looks delectable!

  20. lcsa99 21

    Those are awesome! I just might have to steal them for a friends Bachelorette Party next year!

  21. toontz 22

    That color is gorgeous!

  22. pam 23

    That photo is fantastic!

  23. Mrs. L 24

    LOVE the photoshopped version of the drink!
    We have Hpnotiq in the bar at home. (something about it being the closest to the Sharks colors). We’ll have to try this (something about drowning our sorrows).

  24. Jeff 25

    Drool…..however, I want that glass.

  25. Mmmm…pretty! And, I have that same glasses set here!

  26. HoneyB 28

    Oh this is so pretty and sounds good. I have never had Hpnoti before, but I love coconut rum and pineapple! I will have to look for some Hpnoti to try!

  27. The best, blue drink I ever tasted the bartender called a “Tidy Bowl.” While the name was less than elegant (Tidy Bowl? Really? For a fru-fru cocktail?) it was darn good. Never had one before or after. Your photos are making me rethink that–love your glass by the way. And your Photoshop experiment? I want a copy of that! It would look great sent out as cocktail party invitations!

  28. O! this brings back memories…it was such a kool thing to have in your hand when it was a fairly new drink. Thanks for stopping by my blog … hope you had fun in Seattle!

  29. That is unusual, Cathy! And it looks delicious, too.

  30. t looks great but coming from a family with many alcoholics I never drink anything with alcohol in it.

  31. I have never had Hpnoti before

  32. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post

  33. Sikis 36

    I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post

  34. Bearing 41

    This is the best cup I have seen.

  35. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little

  36. Great work, very interesting photo

  37. Above the sky this blog is the best of all I ever seen

  38. Nice photos. Thank you very much for sharing with us.

  39. big cat 49

    Incredible! I haven’t ever taste like it as you have posted the beautiful photo here. Its hard to control the temptation! Thanks for that great thing.

  40. Hpnotiq Breeze is essential for this tip of party.But what is the main cause to prefer this? I think that there are some another drink which is much batter.

  41. The photo is perfect…..color is gorgeous. I am loving it…….

  42. The photo is great…color is gorgeous.I am loving it.

  43. Drink serve photo shopped is fantastic.

  44. Wow nice picture which you attached.It inspiring me to drink wine.However,i love Jewish men specifically. Love to drink it. Hope you will be shine in future.

  45. I think you need to add some harmful affect of drink wine.Because its bad for our bodies.

  46. Thanks for sharing the info.I will check it out.Hopefully it will satisfy my need.

  47. Oooh. I could get really drunk on those. I love fruity, brightly colored cocktails. Both photos are beautiful.

    As a fellow shiksa married to one of the tribe, I wish both you and your husband a very happy Hannukah!

  48. Thank you so much for sharing your colorful cocktails with us. it’s also very helpful for me. Any one get knowledge by this blog. last of all i appreciate your photo.Hmmm..it’s a great idea.

  49. 005momo 60

    nice photo..and also nice idea