Pineapple Vodka Limeade

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Summer is so close I can taste it and the sunnier days have me craving light, refreshing cocktails with a good dose of tropical flair. My ideal concoction these days is anything reminiscent of  a swim-up bar somewhere in the Caribbean and guys, I pretty much nailed this one. These Pineapple Vodka Limeades are the perfect poolside treat and can easily transform into mocktail territory (just hold the vodka), making them a great option for your Memorial Day BBQ, summer baby showers showers or any sun soaked, kid-friendly event. I’ll definitely be enjoying these all summer long.

Pineapple Vodka Limeade. Makes 1 cocktail.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. your favorite local vodka
  • 2 oz. fresh pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/5 oz. lime honey simple syrup*
  • 1-2 dashes lime bitters
  • splash of good quality tonic water
  • lime wheel to garnish

Directions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker combine vodka, pineapple juice, lime juice, lime honey simple syrup and bitters.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  3. Strain into a collins glass over fresh ice and top with a splash of your favorite tonic water.

*Lime Honey Simple Syrup: Combine 1/4 cup each water and raw local honey in a small sauce pot. Simmer over medium low heat until honey is fully dissolved. Add 2 spent lime halves or the zest of one lime off the heat, transfer to a jar and let cool to room temperature, 30 minutes. Strain into a clean jar and keep in fridge for up to one month.

Extras: For even more tropical flavor, try a spirit infusion! Combine 4-5 large chunks of fresh pineapple and two cups vodka (or rum or tequila!) in a mason jar and store in a cool dry place for a week or more, agitating the jar a couple of times per day. Strain out pineapple when ready to use. Store any leftovers in the fridge.

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{My fave store bought pineapple juice options, from left: Trader Joe’s, Juice Saves, Trader Joe’s}
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  1. says

    Umm this looks amazing. and you are amazing! I remember you telling me all about your distillery in Big Sur and I am so proud of you. Keep it up girlfriend. Lots of love!

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