Inspired by our gorgeous glass globe whisky decanter and the current fruit-shaped home barware trend – particularly our new playful pineapple pots – we’ve put together for you two classic whiskey cocktail recipes with a pineapple twist.
The stereotypical image of cocktail making is that all cocktails are shaken – James Bond and Tom Cruise have a lot to answer for! – and while this may be true for many drinks, it’s far from representative of all cocktails. For our first sweet, mouth-watering drink, we suggest you prepare it and serve it in a metal tumbler.
Pineapple Mint Julep
Mint juleps were traditionally served in metal tumblers and held either at the bottom or top, resulting in frost forming on the outside of the cup. The coldness of the tumbler mixed with the coolness of the mint meant that the julep was the go-to refreshment for whiskey cocktail drinkers in the heat of the Southern United States.
- 50ml whiskey (bourbon typically works well)
- 12.5ml simple sugar syrup (see bottom of this article)
- 50ml pineapple juice
- 10 mint leaves
- Mint sprig to garnish
- Ice (ideally crushed)
Slap or clap 10 mint leaves in your hands. Place all of them in the bottom of a tumbler. Pour in the simple sugar syrup. With a spoon or muddler, gently press and twist the leaves with the syrup into the sides and bottom of the tumbler. Half-fill the tumbler with ice. Pour in one shot (25ml) of whiskey and stir. Half-fill the tumbler with ice again. Pour in the remaining alcohol and stir until the tumbler frosts. Top with crushed ice as desired and garnish with the mint sprig.
Check out the misskellydenise’s Pineapple Mint Julep:
Pineapple Whiskey Sour
The whiskey sour dates back to the 1870s and is a true classic cocktail, often shaken with a dash of egg white. The use of egg white in the drink results in a distinctive, frothy texture. Achieve a similar texture with a sweeter kick by substituting the egg white for pineapple juice.
- 50ml whiskey (bourbon)
- 37.5ml pineapple juice
- 12.5ml lemon juice
- 12.5ml simple syrup
- 1 maraschino cherry
- A slice of orange
Half-fill a shaker with ice and put in all the liquids. Shake vigourously for around 12 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass filled with ice (our new shakers have in-built strainers). Garnish with the orange and cherry.
Check out thecherryarts’ exemplary take on the Pineapple Whiskey Sour:
And that’s it! Why not put a pineapple twist on some classic whiskey cocktails this weekend using some of our brilliant, brand-new barware.