The Hawaiians call me hala-kahiki, meaning hala from a foreign land….. who am i?
The PINEAPPLE !!
The mighty pineapple is the topic for this months Mixology Monday hosted by Thiago of the BartendingNotes blog. I haven`t participated in the MxMo in a very long time and so it´s long due…but who can resist such a topic? i love pineapples!
Here´s what was said in the MxMo announcement: Let’s bring the king of fruits back! After being canned, mixed with all sorts of sugary liquids and blended into… some 80s dreadful cocktails, the pineapple needs more respect! Once a symbol of hospitality, the King of Fruits might be know misunderstood.
One of the greatest non-citrus souring agents, used for crazy garnish ideas, infusions, old gum syrup flavoring, the pineapple is a fruit to be reckoned.
Be in a tiki cocktail, an old school classic like the Algonquin, a crazy flavor pairing or just mixed in a delicious Verdita, get creative and make a cocktail using any part of this delicious, juicy fruit or share you favorite pineapple cocktail with us!
The pineapple is called the “King of Fruits” for a reason – there is NO other fruit that has become so famous as the pineapple, not even banana! there is even pineapple houses built! And it´s so incredibly versatile, you can do so much with it, in drinks and food in a million ways….use as serving bowl, lamp, it´s sung about, painted, photographed…and no wonder, the fruit is beautiful! and a fabulous cocktail ingredient, and that`s where i use it the most and i use it extensively.
King of Fruits Swizzle
0.75 oz Koloa Kaua`i Coconut rum
0.75 oz Plantation overproof rum
0.5 oz Lost Spirits Navy Style rum (float)
1 oz Pineapple juice
0.5 oz honey-mix - equal parts honey and water, heated up to dissolve the honey and mix, then cooled to room temp
0.75 oz fresh lime juice
Top with a little Sanpellegrino limonata
Swizzle all ingredients and top with Sanpellegrino limonata (sub Schweppes lemon)
Garnish with two pineapple leaves and a cocktail cherry.
A robust and typical tiki swizzle!
1 oz Rhum JM agricole blanc
1 oz Lost Spirits Polynesian Style rum
0.75 oz fresh lime
0.5 oz sugarcane syrup
1 oz pineapple juice
dash Mozart Chocolate bitters
1 egg white
Shake hard to emulsify the egg white, preferably dry shake first, then strain into a glass filled with cracked ice and partly rimmed, (with brown sugar) and top with grated nutmeg and cinnamon powder and then garnish with a pineapple leaf and speared cocktail cherry.
This drink is strong since the Lost Spirits rum is overproof but it´s still like drinking rum flavored silk…
And here´s a bonus – the rum sauce for pineapple skewers – as simple as it´s delicious, just rum, honey and cinnamon!
Last year at the Tales i went to a pineapple seminar and learnt a lot about this fruit and at the Angostura Rum pool party they served this rum sauce in pineapples to dip pineapple skewers in, a recipe i took with me, very tasty.
Rum Sauce to dip pineapple skewers in
Fill a hollowed out pineapple fruit with rum, dissolved honey and cinnamon sticks. I first placed in a pan 4 oz aged rum (or rums) of choice, 2 roughly crushed Mexican cinnamon sticks (canela) and 2 tsp honey and slowly heated it up (carefully) just to dissolve the honey and let the cinnamon sticks start giving off their flavor.
Then leave to cool and sit for 15-30 min to let the flavors intensify. Then pour in the pineapple and dip pineapple skewers in the rum sauce, it´s delicious! and a perfect party or movie snack.
The limonata is one of my favorite soft drinks…
This awesome tiki mug is created by Scott Taylor who lives on Maui, Hawaii. if you want to see the awesome and very detailed mugs he makes you can go and check out his pictures on instagram ( type the name tikipop )
His shop “Beach Bumz” is one of the stops of Maui Tiki Tours owned by another great tiki mug artist – Rob Hawes – who`s Kala mug i featured in this earlier post. You find his pics on instagram too, (type tikirob)
A loaded pineapple bowl..
With potent delicious rums…