Every year I host a dinner party for the same group of friends. We 'start'j the evening with a special cocktailm and then we switch later to wines with dinner. For the cocktails we've done pomograite martinis...comos...kir royale...you get the idea. This year I would like to puree pineapple & addi it to something to create a cocktail of the evening. I welcome all your creative ideas and suggestions.
How about mixing it with good tequila and a float of grenedine - sort of a pineapple sunrise? Or you could mix the pineapple with Campari if you want to add a little bitterness.
Rum, definitely rum. If you want to get sweeter add coconut. Pineapple and rum is a match. Goslings from Bermuda has a classic rum flavor that can really come through the pineapple but, if you want something more subtle than any white rum would have a milder flavor. You can really pack a wallop with a light or dark overproof 151.
I would make a pineapple syrup (diced pineapple + simple syrup left in the fridge overnight) and then use that in a cocktail.
Either pineapple syrup, dark rum (such as barbancourt 7), lime juice.
Or if you want to be really cool, do a punch with it -- multiply by the number of drinks you want:
3/4 oz Pineapple Syrup
2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Lemon juice
1 oz Green tea
Top with Champange
Roughly equal parts of Jagermeister, Malibu rum, and pineapple juice make a Surfer on Acid. Shake together with ice, pour tall, garnish with a slice of pineapple. It sounds frightful, but it's really tasty -- refreshing and with an herbal topnote.
a remarkable pineapple cocktail is the Tonga Martini, originated at Automatic Slim's in Memphis. It takes some advance time to make but the results are terrific. Take a ripe pineapple and peel then chunk into 2 x 4 inch pieces. put in a large jar with 2 quarts of vodka and a vanilla bean that has been split lengthwise. store in a cool dark spot for about 3 weeks, gently shaking every few days. shake about 3 oz. of the vodka with 1/2 oz. maraschino liquer and serve up with a cherry garnish. be careful, as they go down very easily and will kick your butt after a few.