It’s cocktail time! Our resident mixologist, Skip, was working his magic at the bar last night for a family dinner. By eliminating the alcohol in this recipe, his expectant daughter was able to join in the fun too!
There are several steps to this recipe, but the refreshing taste is well worth the work for this unique libation. A cocktail shaker and wooden muddler are needed and can be found at Amazon.com (see link below).
Chilled martini glasses are the best way to serve a St. Pete Sunshine. Simply put ice water into the glass for a few minutes before use.
Chilling the glasses
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup fresh pineapple cubes
- 1 sprig Rosemary, stripped
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup*
- 2 oz. Tequila
- 1 oz. Grand Marnier
- Pineapple slices for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, add pineapple, Rosemary, lime juice and simple syrup. Muddle (mash) until pineapple is mostly liquid. Fill with ice, add both alcohols and shake. Double strain using the cocktail shaker top and a small strainer. Pour into chilled martini glass and garnish with a pineapple slice.
*Simple syrup – Boil equal parts of water and sugar until sugar has melted. Cool before use. This is a common cocktail ingredient – make a large batch and keep in the refrigerator for your next cocktail celebration.
St. Pete Sunshine Martini