Brief: pineapples are in season and are GREAT mixers. This blended, smoothie-like cocktail is really good and very healthy (no sugar added!).
You should probably turn this awkward gem of a song on repeat while you make this cocktail: The Pineapple Song.
Makes: 1 pitcher
- 1 whole pineapple
- 2 frozen bananas
- 6 oz Meyer lemon juice (~4 lemons)
- 6 oz vodka (or rum)
- ice (if necessary)
- freeze the bananas and then chop them up so they blend easily (it’s OK if you don’t freeze the bananas, I just prefer it cold)
- dice the pineapple (see the video below for proper technique on selecting and cutting)
- make the lemon juice
- combine all ingredients into a blender and add ice if there’s still room in the blender
- be careful – don’t drink too quickly (this really masks the taste of the alcohol!)
The booze choice is pretty flexible. Rum, gin, tequila will all pretty much work. The hardest part is dicing the pineapple, which I’ll just have my good buddy Jack explain:
Brief: So I’ve made a couple cocktails before this that were definitely NOT worth posting; however this Kiwi based drink is awesome! It’s strong, so is meant to be served as a martini or in a highball (full of ice). Watch yourself.
Kiwi is loaded with vitamin C and also a good source of fiber, potassium, copper, magnesium, vitamin E, and manganese. So don’t be afraid to add extra kiwi if you have it.
Awkward fruit pictures are a dime a dozen; this gigantic kiwi topped with more kiwi is no exception.
Makes: 2 cocktails
- 20 mint leaves (flexible)
- 2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- 4 small to medium sized kiwis (peeled)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 4 oz of light rum (vodka and gin also work)
- 2 oz water
- Puree the kiwis in a cuisine art or blender (or just smush if necessary).
- Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker (with ice if you’re serving as a martini). Shake hard!
- Strain into highball glass (tall and skinny) filled w/ ice, or martini glass.
If you’re a pulp lover, combine everything except the kiwi and strain. Then add the kiwi puree as the last step and mix. Hardest part of this drink is peeling the kiwis and pureeing them. Otherwise, pretty easy and great!
Posted in Gin, Rum, Vodka
Tagged honey, kiwi, lime, mint