Project Description

Tequila, Basil & Pineapple Cocktail

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Quantity
1 Servings
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Difficulty Level
Easy
Active Prep
Active Prep
5 min
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Total Time
10 minutes

You wouldn’t think that a basil, pineapple and tequila cocktail is a riff on a pizza, let alone a Hawaiian pizza (and the jury is still out on whether or not that’s even a worthy pizza). But for those of us willing to try anything with tequila, we think this shakes out to a well-balanced drink with a taste of the tropics. Besides, the telltale unification of pineapple, ham and cheese is just the garnish. Phew.

Directions

for the basil simple syrup:

Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Let boil until the sugar dissolves, a couple of minutes. Add basil, remove from heat, let steep for 10 minutes then strain. Chill before using.

for the garnish:

Skewer the cheese cube on a 6-inch wooden skewer. Fold the prosciutto slice accordion style and add to skewer. Pierce the pineapple wedge last.

for the cocktail:

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice and basil simple syrup. Shake to chill. Strain into a martini glass. Lay the garnished skewer across the top of the glass.

Enjoy your cocktail! (please drink responsibly)

Ingredients

for the basil simple syrup:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 8 large fresh basil leaves

for the garnish:

  • 1-inch cube mozzarella cheese 
  • 1 slice prosciutto
  • ¾-inch wedge fresh pineapple
  • 6-inch wooden skewer

for the cocktail:

  • 2 ounces tequila añejo
  • 2 ounces pure pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce basil simple syrup
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