Who likes the drinkie drinkie?

July 10, 2008

Pineapple infused vodka is a good treat. You can infuse whatever the hell you like into vodka, but we are pineapple people at my house.

Surprisingly, Svedka vodka works well, and Finlandia is okay too. My understanding is that the pineapple absorbs some of the impurities that make the less expensive stuff harsh. So you can use a cheaper vodka and still get tasty results.

A resourceful person will buy a glass sun tea jug thingy (with one of those cool spigots), dump in a fresh pineapple (cut up into ice cube sized chunks) and pour in a bottle of the hard stuff. Let it sit for a week and then get royally tanked on the pineapple. It’s been said you can leave it out while priming, but I think the fridge feels like a safer bet, especially in the summertime.

Pina Colada Martini
2 oz Pineapple infused vodka
2 oz Parrot Bay Coconut Rum*
1 oz Pineapple juice

Pina Colada Martini Surfing the Crimson Wave
1.5 oz Pineapple infused vodka
1.5 oz Pomegranate vodka**
1.5 oz Parrot Bay Coconut Rum
1 oz Pineapple juice

* I recommend Parrot Bay because Malibu is like sun tan lotion, and Bacardi CoCo has too high of an ABV, taking away from the smooth coconut flavor.
** Van Gogh, Pearl or Three Olives all do this. Sure, you can make pomegranate infused vodka, but I’m not trying to make more work for you.

SQUEE! How did Natalie Dee know??

SQUEE! How did Natalie Dee know??

EDIT: Upon further review, the Svedka works MUCH better than the Finlandia. Skål!


5 Responses to “Who likes the drinkie drinkie?”

  1. Britta Says:

    For Christmas, I do Cranberry/Orange Vodka as gifts.

    I’m allergic to pineapple and coconut rum, so your post today has nothing for me. NOTHING.

    except for cute graphics.

  2. benevolentsnark Says:

    GAH! allergic to pineapple? coconut rum? that is so, so sad 😦

    I’m looking forward to Christmas, though, can’t wait for your gift. TIA!

  3. C Says:

    I’ll be over for drinks soon, TIA.

  4. Meghan Says:

    Damn, the pineapple vodka sounds good right now.

  5. Danica Says:

    I hear The Capital Grille makes the tastiest vodka infused pineapple martini this side of the Mississippi. I believe it’s their Signature Stoli Doli Martini. Hmmmm…….

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