The three-martini lunch, now a thing of the past, was once considered the ultimate business meeting – and prior to 1986, the entire check was on Uncle Sam. Today, 50 percent of your lunchtime libations might remain tax deductible, but there’s hardly anyone ordering a martini.

Do we miss it? Not today, but in a different time, its passing was mourned by none other than the president. It was, remarked Gerald Ford, “the epitome of American efficiency.”

“Where else,” he asked, “can you get an earful, belly-full and a snoot-full all at the same time?”

You won’t find 3660 on The Rise open at lunchtime, but you will find it one of the best places to stop by and enjoy a martini next time you feel the urge.

Originally made with gin and vermouth, today you’re as likely to find an award-winning cocktail with vodka. Which one should you use? That one’s up to you. With more than 250 new vodkas introduced in the past five years, it can be tough to make a choice; for a local flavor, try Ocean made with deep seawater from off the coast of Maui and organic grains.

Our 3660 three martinis are made with Effen. Smooth as silk.

Cheers.

Lychee Martini

Ingredients:

* 1 ounce Vodka

* 1 3/4 ounces fresh lychee juice

Apple Martini

Ingredients:

* 1 1/2 ounces vodka

* Splash of sweet and sour

* 1 ounce Apple Pucker

Grape Martini

Ingredients:

* 1 1/2 ounces vodka

* 1 ounce Welch’s Grape Juice

* Splash of 7UP

Method:

For each martini, throw all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake. Pour into a martini glass. Garnish appropriately.

3660 on The Rise
3660 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
808-737-1177

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