Any of my friends will be able to tell you that I do enjoy a cocktail. My absolute favourite is a Mojito but I am open to trying all of the cocktails…you know for research purposes. I am always playing about and experimenting with different combinations at home and today I created this Pineapple Rum Punch.
I love Pineapple in a drink especially when added to Rum with its heady exotic summer vibes but it is all too often combined with thick coconut milk or cream in a Pina Colada or something similar. I do like coconut based cocktails but I find these drinks kind of heavy on a hot summery day and what I really like is something refreshing and fruity, with a kick. This cocktail definitely delivers on all fronts. I intended to serve it over crushed ice but I realised at the last moment that I didn’t have any and I did not have the patience to wait for my freezer to provide. What I did have was a bag of frozen strawberries which I keep to add to Prosecco as it makes it look pretty so problem sorted. I sometimes add herbs to my cocktails, not always for flavour but they add a little something extra to a glass and Rosemary in particular smells so damn good and doesn’t wilt too quickly. Depending on how sweet you like your drinks you could substitute the lemonade with soda water – I prefer it with the lemonade but I do have a little bit of a sweet tooth.
Pineapple Rum Punch Cocktail
You will need:
60ml dark rum
120ml pineapple juice
15ml lime juice
ice or frozen fruit to chill
herbs ( optional )
Combine all of your ingredients and mix well.
This will definitely be made a LOT this Summer.