Pineapple juice, coconut vodka and lime are all it takes to create this refreshingly tart summer drink. While I was writing the post for the Basil Cucumber Gimlet last month, I linked to the The Cellar Bar at Zinc Bistro in Albuquerque, NM. (That’s where Jenny first tried the cocktail and loved it so much.
At that time, I saw a listing on their menu for a drink that included pineapple juice. It sounded delicious and I realized that might be a great way to use the coconut vodka that I already had in the house.
This is not an overly sweet drink. I like to make mine fairly tart with the lime juice.
Like a great many other recipes, drink recipes are infinitely adjustable. Start with just under an ounce of lime juice and add more slowly. If you prefer it sweeter, simply add a bit more pineapple juice.
Pineapple Coconut Sour
- 4 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 ounces coconut vodka Pearl and Ciroc vodkas are both excellent
- juice of one fresh lime about 1 ounce lime juice, adjust to taste
- Place several ice cubes in a shaker or a jar with a lid. Add the pineapple juice, vodka and lime juice and close tightly. Shake for a few moments until well chilled and then pour over fresh ice cubes. Garnish with a wedge of lime. Enjoy!