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

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

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.


29 thoughts on “Tropical Storm Cocktail

  1. 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


  2. 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


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