This pineapple and ginger mint julep is a twist on the classic cocktail and one you will definitely want to try. The pineapple is infused into the sugar syrup and can be used in a variety of drinks.
I took a pineapple that was on the verge of overripe 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.
Ginger adds a little kick, but all in all, it’s 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 summer’s day. Here’s to Spring and Summer on their way in the Southern Hemisphere.
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This makes one large cocktail.
Pineapple and ginger mint julip
- 8 - 10 mint leaves
- 1 T sliced fresh ginger about 4cm piece
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 3 T pineapple sugar syrup
- ice and crushed ice
- soda water or pineapple juice to top up optional
- 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.
- Strain over a glass of crushed ice, topping up with fresh pineapple juice or soda if you prefer.
- Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint
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