Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Liquor Cabinet: Pineapple-Cherry Rumtini

Tonight's dinner left me with some extra pineapple chunks and about a cup of juice. I love pineapple juice and have been known to drink it straight from the can, but this evening I decided to booze it up with my husband.

Over ice in a cocktail shaker, I poured the juice from a 20 oz. can of pineapple chunks (almost a full cup) and about 1/3 cup of Bacardi Silver. I shook it up well and strained it into two martini glasses, leaving some extra in the shaker. Then I carefully poured about a jigger of juice from a jar of maraschino cherries into each glass, where it settled at the bottom. I garnished with a cocktail pick of pineapple-cherry-pineapple.

The bottom of the drink was the best. I think the pineapple juice by itself is not quite sweet enough. Also, dark rum would have been a better match. Still, it was pretty to look at and it's not a bad way to use spare juice!

1 comment:

MJ said...

That is a beautiful drink! If it tasted half as good as it looks, it's definitely a winner.