2018–Jalapeño Island

On our way to Lihue Airport on Kaua’i Sunday afternoon we stopped for lunch at Duke’s, an island eatery known for great seafood and exotic cocktails. I decided to try a Spicy Wahine to go with my ahi poke but substituted local Kaua’i Koloa dark rum for the bourbon. This concoction, with passion fruit and a slice of jalapeño, which added the spice to the drink, was so delicious I had two of them. The jalapeño reminded me of an island in a sea of rum and, seridipitously, it is almost the shape of the island of Kaua’i.