Pineapple Basil Smash Cocktail

1
Servings
10m
Prep Time
0m
Cook Time
10m
Ready In


"This sounds completely wonderful, especially with fresh basil abundant during summer. Keeping it here for safekeeping before it disappears into cyberspace. Source: Pineapple and Coconut"

Original recipe yields 1 serving
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  • FOR BASIL SIMPLE SYRUP

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (663.8 g)
  • Calories 970
  • Total Fat - 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 17.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 221.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 208.9 g
  • Protein - 2.3 g
  • Calcium - 114 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 34.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a tall Collins glass muddle, 2 tablespoons of the diced pineapple with one tablespoon of the sliced basil then add the basil simple syrup and stir.

Step 2

Fill glass halfway with ice, add the rest of the diced pineapple and sliced basil. Fill the glass to the top with ice.

Step 3

In a cocktail shaker combine the rest of the cocktail ingredients and shake well then fill the glass adding more ice if needed. If you desire a drink with some fizz don’t fill the entire glass with the cocktail mixture and add an ounce of soda water.

Step 4

Garnish with fresh basil, Meyer lemon slice, pineapple leaf, and a paper straw

Basil Simple Syrup


Step 5

Combine the sugar, water, and fresh basil leaves in a saucepan over medium heat. Smash the leaves a bit while stirring the mixture to dissolve the sugar. Bring the mixture to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes then turn off the heat.

Step 6

Let sit for one hour for the mixture to infuse with the basil. Strain and cool completely before using.

Step 7

This can be made ahead of time and keep chilled. Will last up to 2 weeks refrigerated in an airtight container.*

Tips & Variations


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