pineapple and ginger mint julep

pineapple and ginger mint julip

I added a twist to a classic Mint Julip, a cocktail I have recently fallen in love with.

I took a pineapple that was on the verge of over ripe and about to be tossed, and cut it up into small chunks. I added it to 2 cups of water and a cup of sugar and boiled it for about 30 minutes. I then allowed this syrup to cool and strained it into a jar. Infusions are such a stunning way to add flavour in a subtle way.

Mint julip with pineapple and ginger

Ginger adds a little kick, but all in all its still intrinsically a mint julep.

If you like it milder, top up your drink with fresh pineapple juice or soda water.

Refreshing, aromatic and so perfect for a hot summers day. Heres to Spring and Summer on its way in the Southern Hemisphere.

This make one large cocktail.

pineapple and ginger mint julip

Ingredients

  • 8 - 10 mint leaves
  • 1T sliced fresh ginger (about 4cm piece)
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3T pineapple sugar syrup
  • ice and crushed ice
  • soda water or pineapple juice to top up (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put the mint, ginger, bourbon and pineapple sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the aromatics. Add about 8 - 10 ice blocks and vigorously shake the drink.
  2. Strain over a glass of crushed ice, topping up with fresh pineapple juice or soda if you prefer.
  3. garnish with sprigs of fresh mint
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Mint julip with pineapple and ginger

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13 Responses to pineapple and ginger mint julep

  1. Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 6, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    Love the pineapple and ginger infusion, what an inspired mint julep!

  2. Lokness @ The Missing Lokness September 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    YUM…. Homemade pineapple syrup in a cocktail is simply amazing! I can’t wait to try this! Pinned!

  3. Gaby September 8, 2014 at 11:59 pm #

    What a nice refreshing looking drink!!

  4. Sam September 9, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    Thanks Lokness 🙂

  5. Sam February 11, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

    HI

    I appreciate you wanting to share my recipe and my images but I prefer to keep my recipe on my site. I follow an international sharing protocol as prescribed by link with love, so please can you remove my recipe. Happy for you to share the pictures and link back to me.

    Thaaks
    Sam

  6. lauraadkininteriors February 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

    Hello Sam, my apologies. I used your recipe and image on my blog, credited to you, but after seeing your above comment I have removed.
    Best, Laura

  7. Sam February 21, 2017 at 9:16 am #

    Hi Laura, its really not ok to just lift peoples content and transplant it on your own website without permission. It amounts to theft. I see you do it all the time and Im sure the other bloggers are not aware as I was not. You may have given credit but that is not the right way to share on the internet. The legal team at Stockfood.com will be in touch with you re copyright infringement.

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