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Passionate Pineapple

It’s been a while.  Sorry,

I know you have still been drinking.

Wine, Beer, a  Whiskey Bubbler or two. That’s fine to survive  a dreary spring.

Nothing wrong with these basic drinks.  Are  you feeling  a little bored?  I am.  Since summer has finally arrived, I have swept away the basic blahs.  Now is the time  I can dream and create.

This drink debuted at a brunch I had.  Served a Ricotta, Leek and Olive tart, Salmon dip and a grilled chicken salad.  Perfect for this weather.  Hints of Hibiscus and Passion fruit in the tea pair well with the Pineapple Vodka. 10 of us went through 2 pitchers, at 11:30 am.

The Smirnoff Sourced vodka is less sweet than the old flavored vodkas. The flavor is a fresher pineapple taste. I highly recommend it and can’t wait to try the other flavors.


3 tea bags of TAZO passion tea.IMG_1302[1]




2 Qts of warm water

1/3 cup of sugar.

2/3 cup Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple Vodka

2 Lt  of 7 up

You will need 2 2 qt pitchers for this recipe.

Fill 2 qt pitcher with warm water add the 3 tea bags and let sit in refrigerator for a minimum of   3 hours.

Remove tea bags. Add sugar. Stir until dissolved

In  Empty pitcher pour  1 Qt of tea , 1/3 cup of vodka and 1/3 of the bottle of 7up. Add ice.  Enough for 2 Pitchers.


Serve over more ice. enjoy.. More Summer cocktails to come.




Skinny Pina Colada

That Pineapple vodka you have in your fridge. What can you with it?

Martini?pineapple martini

Yes, you can drink it shaken with ice and a sprig of rosemary. Poured into your ice cold martini glass. Yummy, but  this is an evening cocktail.

I’d like to offer a daytime option.


skinny pina colataThe skinny pina colada.

1 shot pineapple vodka

1/2 of a can of coconut flavored Lacroix water

1 Scoop of pineapple sherbert.

All of these items are best mixed when fully chilled.  Served over crushed ice.


Perhaps after a tough day at the pool you need to recharge your electrolytes.   Problem solved.

Aloha electrolyte The Aloha Electrolyte

1 shot of pineapple vodka

2 shots of coconut water

1/2 can of diet 7 up.

1 slice of pineapple that has been soaking in vodka for garnish.

Lots of ice.

Hope you have some beautiful pool days!!!  Keep enjoying summer.

Next week Blueberry Margaritas.


Pineapple vodka.

3 dots and a dash drinksI went to a really kitschy tiki bar called 3 Dots and a Dash.  Really interesting mixology going on. Mescal, Bourbon, lots of Rum, a little pomegranate and some pineapple. The drinks are not cloyingly sweet. If you are  around downtown Chicago you’ll need to check it out. It’s entrance is in an alley. There is a jacketed door guy who needed to see my i.d. Then it is a walk down to a  neon lit Tiki themed basement. It’s a much hipper place than my normal suburban scene.

Pineapple  Vodka reminds me of the restaurant The Capitol Grill. It’s a chain and is found in the suburbs.  No doorman but as you can see from the picture the bartenders wear bowties.  (Bowties are cool.) This restaurant usually has a large glass jar of Pineapple Vodka infusing on their back bar.

Pretty yummy.  Pretty Potent.

pineapple vodka martini at Capitol Grill
pineapple vodka martini at Capitol Grill


My Recipe  is extremely simple.

1 Pre cut  and cored pineapple from the grocery store.

1 cup of vodka.

Pineapple Vodka

Open plastic container pineapple comes in. Pour in Vodka. The herb in the middle is a piece of a stevia plant. The pineapple is sweet enough but I am always experimenting. I would give this 3 days  in the fridge or more. The longer you leave it to marinate, the stronger the pineapple taste is.

Two recipes on Friday for this one..