Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tropical Storm Cocktail

The weather outside may be frightful, but the cocktails inside are delightful.  I know, I know, I should keep my day job.  I could not resist as it was humming through my head.

The key to this cocktail is fresh pineapple juice.  Don't compromise the flavor of this cocktail by using canned pineapple juice. The small effort makes all the difference.

This makes a large size batch for guests if you want to share.  If not, just store it in your refrigerator for up to 3 days, and enjoy at your leisure.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Pineapple Juice
Puree 4 cups of 1"- cubes of peeled, cored ripe pineapple in a blender until smooth.  Strain through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth.


Tropical Storm Cocktail
Serves 8
Recipe from Bon Appetit


Ingredients:
2 cups fresh pineapple juice
2 cups orange juice
1 cup white rum
3/4 cup high-proof dark rum
3 tablespoons Campari

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a pitcher.  Cover:  Chill for 4-12 hours.  Divide among ice-filled glasses.  Garnish with orange wedges and maraschino cherries.

Note: If you would prefer a frothy top to your cocktail.  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add the cocktail mixture, and shake vigorously.  Pour into your glass.  Garnish.

Enjoy!


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29 comments:

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

This sounds AMAZING!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That drink looks and sounds gorgeous!

Best wishes for 2012!

Cheers,

Rosa

Southerncook said...

WOW, does this ever look yummy and I am definitely in NEED!!!!! I have had grands for four days and I am pooped and ready for a cocktail.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Magic of Spice said...

Delightful indeed! I'll take 2 :)
Happy New Year!

Bo said...

What a great drink...Happy New Year!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This sounds so deliciously refreshing! I love your cocktail recipes ;) Cheers and Happy New Year, Velva!

Hungry Dog said...

Sounds perfect, no matter the weather. Happy new year, Velva!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Bottoms up! Wishing you a very Happy New Year:@)

Lea Ann said...

This really does sound wonderful and so pretty. Happy New Year Velva.

Jennifurla said...

This is muy sort of drink, made with love with the freshness

scrambledhenfruit said...

A perfect cocktail to chase away any weather related blues. :) Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Claudia said...

I've never made fresh pineapple juice - and I can see how it must be used. Love the idea of the tropical in the MN winter - even if winter hasn't hit... yet. Wishing you all good things (and many drinks like this) in 2012

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and refreshing looking Pineapple Juice. Wishing you a Very Happy Year 2012.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pam said...

Cheers!

That Girl said...

As I was making cocktails last night I thought "oohh tomorrow is Friday - Velva will be posting a new cocktail tomorrow and we won't be home to try it!"

teresa said...

mmm, definitely a good way to bring summer to some cold weather, so pretty!

Lori said...

We just got back from the Caribbean and you are bring back memories for me with this one! Delicious!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Yum, what a refreshing and delicious cocktail. I bought the best pineapple at the market yesterday. I may have enough left for a pitcher of this. Best wishes for a very happy 2012!

Erica said...

I love fresh pineapple juice,Velva! That drink sounds absolutely delicious....Happy New Year!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh what a cocktail! It sounds delish and refreshing, I will try this where my daughter lives in a city, here in Ecuador, where the weather is in it's 90's now, so this is just perfect! I love pineapples anyway. Thank you for visiting me and wish you a very happy New Year 2012.
FABBY

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I would like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year from my home to your's
XXOO Diane

tasteofbeirut said...

You are cheering me up with your cocktail! Happy New year!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

What a great cocktail - I love Campari, so this is right up my alley. Must definitely try making my own pineapple juice.

Best wishes for the New Year.

Sue :-)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Looks like you're off to a great start toasting the end of 2011! All the best to you and your family for a Happy New Year, Velva!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

oh love this adore pineapple juice happy new year

Sommer J said...

Looks pretty freaking delicious!!! Happy New Year!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

LOOKS AMAZING and perfect for a new years eve night!

Reeni said...

I could go for one of these right this very moment! Happy New Year!

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

Yum, this sounds so delicious!!!! Happy New Year :D

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