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Dec 31, 2008 01:01 PM

Pineapple &...?

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 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.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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      1. re: phantomdoc

        I concur with the doc on this one; pineapple and rum is a natural. Pineapple daiquiris with an anejo works well.

        1. re: Veggo

          yes, add some molasses and muddled mint to the pineapple and rum too with a splash of soda and lime

          1. re: barleywino

            Everything but the molasses in barleywinos, as it would be sweet enough from the pineapple. If not peppermint, chiffonade some basil to flavour the seltzer.

            1. re: Caralien

              In the Yucatan, ron (rum) y pina is made without sweeteners because the pineapples are so sweet (although they don't grow in the Yucatan), and we add some muddled chaya leaves with the crushed ice. Sabroso.

      2. 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

        1. Try a nice sake that is on the dry side.
          Maybe a little seltzer if it seems thick.

          1. 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.