This pineapple Dark and Stormy will make you long for summer pool parties! Grab your beach ball and bathing suit, and remember the tiny umbrellas for the drinks!
Let’s have three cheers for springtime! I know I’m not the only person in the room who’s thrilled to be shedding their winter clothes and swapping their parkas for sundresses. It’s been a long, cold, and bitter winter, and I say it is most definitely time to put it behind you.
I, for one, tend to hibernate when temperatures dip below 30 degrees - goodbye social life, goodbye friends, hello couch and Netflix! The first order of business needs to be a spring fling to get everyone out in the open again (and maybe to find out what shows they’ve been binging on all winter long)! Of course no fling is complete without a signature cocktail, perhaps a tropical touch to brush off the last of the winter blues?
When you’re hosting a party, you want the cocktails to be fun, not fussy. What I really love is the main ingredients in the mule family - ginger beer + lime + spirit of choice. Depending on what you use will change the name of the cocktail. Plus they are easy to customize with different flavor additions.
I’m quite partial to the Dark and Stormy, having turned it into French toast and ice cream cupcakes already. This time around I was feeling the need for something sweet to compliment the spice from the ginger beer and dark rum; and since the last time I consumed a Dark and Stormy on a daily basis was my family cruise to the tropics, it only made sense to add a tropical fruit.
A quick caramelization of the pineapple brings out the sweetness of the fruit before it gets puréed and mixed in with your bitters and lime juice. This is the perfect cocktail for pineapple or rum lovers, or both! Now grab a glass, a fun straw and don’t forget the tiny umbrella!