This BBQ season, grilling and rum-drinking opportunities are a perfect fit. Feel free to push the trendy smoky cocktail forward by taking ingredients from grill to glass. If you love full-flavored cocktails with a a subtle smoky element than this recipe featuring charred, lightly caramelized pineapple, vanilla, and white rum is the one for you.
Grilled-Pineapple Crush Recipe adapted from Marshall Altier, Jbird Cocktails, NYC
Compliments of TastingTable.com
Cook Time:15 minutes
3 wedges fresh pineapple ⅛ vanilla bean or 2 dashes pure vanilla extract ¾ ounces simple syrup (1:1 ratio) 2 ounces white rum, preferably Denizen 1 ounce fresh lime juice Ice Freshly ground black pepper
1. Grill the pineapple wedges to achieve grill marks. (The natural sugars in the pineapple will caramelize.) 2. In a glass, muddle 2 wedges of the grilled pineapple with the vanilla bean and simple syrup. Pour the rum and lime juice into a shaker. Add ice and shake. Double-strain into a cocktail glass. 3. Dust the remaining pineapple wedge with black pepper and use to garnish the drink. Serve immediately.