Friday, July 13, 2012

Fresh Grilled Pineapple Crush Cocktail

Welcome to the dog days of summer...And the opportunity to rethink your cookout drinks.  Put away your watery beer, and trade it in for something a little extra-special. You deserve better and so do your guests.



Fresh Grilled Pineapple Crush
Recipe by Marshall Altier, Bartender at JBird Cocktails in Manhattan



Grill fresh pineapple wedges over direct high heat until they soften and have dark grill marks, 3 to 5 minutes.  For each drink, muddle 2 grilled wedges with 3/4 ounce of simple syrup (1 part sugar dissolved in 1 part water) and 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract.  Pour into a shaker along with 2-ounces of Jamaican rum, such as Denizen, and 1-ounce of fresh lime juice.  Add ice, shake, and strain into a cocktail glass over ice.  Garnish with a slice of pineapple lightly dusted with black pepper, and a slice of lime if desired.
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34 comments:

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

Oh yes please! It sounds delicious. I'm adding a star to this post!!

rita cooks italian said...

oh, I need one of those right now (please note it's 1 pm!). It's my little one's nursery inset day. Anyway, I like the idea of using grilled pineapple dusted with black pepper!

Alida said...

grilled pineapple? Not bad at all. I like this cocktail. Very summery.

MrsNick said...

I love grilled pineapple! The grill really concentrates the flavor and makes it taste even better. Can't wait to try this!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I luv the grill marks.

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The Slow Roasted Italian said...

Great cocktail. I love grilled pineapple, this looks so amazing.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Oh Velva - I love your blog! It's just beautiful. I can see why you like tomatoes :) This grilled pineapple crush is dreamy! Have a lovely weekend.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and colorful cocktail.
Deepa

Elisabeth said...

Wow! you got me at the RUM addition, and the grille pineapple looks, and tastes so amazing, added in the cocktail...yumm!

Katerina said...

With temperatures to 40's C, this drink sounds like an oasis in the middle of a desert!

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

How about I just do a nose dive into the glass?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I still say you have the best Happy Hour in Blogland! Enjoy one for me:@)

Marguerite said...

Grilled pineapple is one of my faves and this drink looks heavenly! Can't wait to try it! Yum!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I'd love one please!

That Girl said...

Pineapple and rum are the perfect pairing.

Michelle said...

Nice. I never thought about grilling the pineapple first, for a cocktail.

Jackie@Syrup and Biscuits said...

Grilled pineapple is ridiculously good. Great looking cocktail!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a refreshing drink. I can almost taste it. Grilled pineapple is so delicious too.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

You are right. We DO deserve better and this pineapple drink looks delicious.

Have a great weekend Velva.
Sam

Sandi said...

yum that looks fabulous!

tasteofbeirut said...

What a brilliant idea, to grill the pineapple wedges before adding them to the drink! LOVE it and will make this asap; this summer is SO hot and muggy!

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks very appetizing!

Just Cake Girl said...

I just love your drinks! This one looks, and i belive tastes amazing! :)

Barbara said...

I'm telling you, we are sisters under the skin. Will LOVE trying this!

Chris said...

I pinned it so I can try it next weekend when we get together with a few friends.

Jane said...

Yum!! This sounds so good!

Ellen B Cookery said...

Sounds like a drink I could use right about now. Thanks for passing by my blog today and leaving a comment. I'm happy to say that I'm one of your new followers.

Danielle said...

Oh wow....does that ever sound good!!! Ya, I think I'm going to have to give this a try at my next bbq bash

Kitchen Belleicious said...

look at that pineapple sticking out on top! YUMMM! this drink looks refreshing and perfect for summer

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That sounds like a delicious, tropical drink for this hot, tropical weather we're having this summer!

Claudia said...

I've been on a pineapple kick - yep, every morning I am munching pineapple. Now, I have a way to end my day with it! Such a summery drink.,

Mary said...

Oh, my GOSH. I bet the grilled slices have an awesome flavor addition to the drink. It is simply gorgeous too!

Hungry Dog said...

I need a tropical vacation to go with this tropical drink.

Cucina49 said...

Velva, this is gorgeous! I bet it has a bit of a smoky flavor too from the grilled pineapple.

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