Pineapple is a tasty and delicious fruit that can be used to prepare different types of cocktails. The best thing about pineapple is that it blends perfectly well with all spirits. However, most cocktail lovers prefer to pair pineapple with rum. However, we highly recommend you to try other pineapple cocktails too. If you have not tried any other pineapple cocktails, you are missing out on a lot.
So, we have a little surprise for you to celebrate National Pineapple Day this year. This National Pineapple Day, we asked the popular Indian Bartender, Rahul Raghav about his love for pineapples and three of his best pineapple cocktails. Let us hear about some of his favorite pineapple cocktails.
The Pineapple King
Raul Raghav is one of the well-known people in the bar industry and is known as the pineapple king of the bartending industry! He is known for his love of the fruit and incorporates it a lot in his cocktails.
Raul Raghav is a bar manager at The Bombay Canteen and O Pedro, Mumbai who has been awarded time and again for his amazing bartending skills; he is also known for the pineapple cocktail he makes and his adoration of the fruit!
This National Pineapple Day, we were in conversation with the pineapple king himself as he told us about the fruit and why it is so great to be used in cocktails!
According to Raul Raghav, Pineapple is the king of fruits as it has a crown on its head. He believes that this symbolizes hospitality and makes the fruit look great overall.
The award-winning Indian bartender also went on to say that pineapples are useful in so many things, from a stand-alone treat all on their own, to producing a very tasty fruit beverage full of vitamin C and serval other rich nutrients that have a great health benefits when consumed. If you are the sort who likes a rich tropical beverage to cool you down on a hot day, then the Pineapple is half of the perfect solution.
He also states that just eating a piece or drinking some has some great effects to cure his hangover.
When pineapple is incorporated in a cocktail, he says, it is a sign of freshness and richness in the drink. Rahul who is known for his pineapple cocktails in India, says that a pineapple cocktail not only has a great taste but it also has great benefits and is an extremely picturesque drink!
Rahul’s favourite Pineapple Cocktails
- 15ml White Rum
- 20 ml Pineapple Juice
- 15 ml Milk
- 10 ml Pina Colada Syrup
- 15 ml Cream
- 2 chopped cherries
Here is how you can easily prepare a delicious pineapple juice cocktail.
- In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients and mix.
- Freeze the mixture for a few hours
Slushy Pineapple Daiquiri
- 60ml white rum
- 45ml pineapple juice
- 30ml lime
- 10ml sugar
Here are few steps to make tasty cocktails with pineapple juice.
- Cut the pineapple into pieces.
- Take a blender, put all the ingredients in and start blending
- Store or drink!
It is preferred if use a slush machine but if you do not have one, blender works just fine.
Boozy Ganga Jamuna
- 45ml – tequila
- 15ml – triple sec
- 30ml – pineapple juice
- 15ml – orange juice
- 15ml – mosambi juice (sweet lime)
- 25ml – lime juice
- 15ml – sugar syrup
- Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously for a few minutes.
- Serve in an old fashioned glass with salt rim and ice.
That’s it on National Pineapple Day! Enjoy these refreshing, easy to make pineapple cocktails or pineapple vodka cocktails with your friends and family, and cool yourself off this summer!