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synergy Dec 31, 2008 01:01 PM

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.

  1. Eatin in Woostah Dec 31, 2008 03:08 PM

    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.

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      phantomdoc Jan 1, 2009 02:39 AM

      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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        Veggo Jan 1, 2009 03:23 AM

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

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          barleywino Jan 1, 2009 03:43 AM

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

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            Caralien Jan 3, 2009 05:10 AM

            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.

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              Veggo Jan 7, 2009 07:31 PM

              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. fafner Jan 1, 2009 06:28 AM

        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

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          bbq babe Jan 1, 2009 02:35 PM

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

          1. themis Jan 1, 2009 02:47 PM

            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.

            1. TonyO Jan 3, 2009 08:20 AM

              Classy: French Martini: Vodka, Pineapple, and Chambord

              Trashy: Pineappple and Yukon Jack

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                synergy Jan 3, 2009 08:33 AM

                Classy sounds good... :-) I may go with that. Simple too...simple, elegance.

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                chazzerking Jan 7, 2009 07:06 PM

                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.

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