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Experiencing A Green Flash At Sunset

Have you ever seen the "Green Flash" that is Mother Nature’s encore to a spectacular sunset? Most people never have. It usually appears in a clear sky - often times a challenge here in Pacific City, as the clouds seem to gravitate towards Haystack Rock and hug the horizon during the close of even the most glorious of summer days.

We would like to pay homage to Mother Nature’s lightshow and toast the official start of summer with a Green Flash Martini, named in celebration of the rare event of the green flash as the sun sets into the horizon of the ocean.

Green Flash Martini

Recipe by Dan Pemerl, Serving Size 1, Preparation Time 5 minutes

2 ounces           Passion fruit vodka

3 ounces           X-Rated liqueur

1 teaspoon       freshly squeezed lime

1 teaspoon       Midori melon liqueur

Place all but Midori liqueur in martini shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into martini glass without the ice. Drizzle Midori slowly down the side of the glass. The green liqueur will drop to the bottom.


SKYY vodka makes the passion fruit vodka

The X-Rated liqueur is pink and has French vodka, Sicilian blood orange with mango & passion fruits. It is imported by SKYY vodka.