Caramelized Pineapple Juice Cocktails

So, I did a thing. I had one of those serendipitous moments in the kitchen recently that may very well change my life and lead me down a road of bromelain-fueled alcoholism. I accidentally created a cocktail so good that I cried a little. My husband took a sip and fell a little more deeply in love with me. Time and space were still for a single, fleeting moment when that first taste passed my lips.

I think I saw God. And I’m not even religious.

I mean, I don’t want to oversell it here, but it was damn good.

From Momcation to Inspiration

A couple of months ago, I took a wee momcation to Honolulu and made an impulse purchase in one of the ubiquitous ABC Stores. It was a sampler pack of Koloa rums, made in Lihue on the island of Kauai. The rums came home with me and were innocently sitting on the counter as I made a Grilled Pineapple Creme Brûlée. I had grilled and pureed a pineapple, and was straining out the excess juice when inspiration struck.

Hrmm..I wonder what that tastes like. Let’s try it.

That. Juice. Was. Delicious.

The hubs and I quickly agreed that it would be even better with a spirited boost. First, we tried Malibu Rum. No offense Malibu, but the smoky char on the pineapple only enhanced your suntan oil aroma. Next we tried Koloa’s white rum. Better, but something was missing. Their coconut rum was next up to bat and it hit it out of the park and then some. It has a fresh, clean coconut flavor and is the perfect mate for our caramelized pineapple juice!

Sorry, we drank it too fast to take more than the one quick photo above. Because we’re true professionals here, we’ll be sure to test this cocktail again, and again…and again..


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