May 042012


Tonight we bring you a tropical twist on a classic cocktail you’ve seen on this blog before:  the Gimlet.

Now a classic vodka (or gin) gimlet conjures up dimly lit dives with dangerous dames waiting to wreck your life for a smile.  Ok, I’m a sucker for all that is Raymond Chandler.  This little lady is what Philip Marlowe would order while tracking a shady character to a tropical locale.

The Pineapple Gimlet~

Muddled fresh pineapple and chunks of ginger root, fresh lime juice, Rose’s lime, vodka-all shaken with ice and strained out into the glass.  Sweet and tart at the same time, with a subtle hit of heat from the ginger.  If you prefer a sweeter drink (the fresh pineapple provides plenty for me), add a bit more Rose’s lime.  This is a delicious drink.  You can taste all the individual ingredients, yet they dance in the glass to somehow become a new flavor blend.  I love it.

4 3/4 Olives.  Perfect for a summer bbq, luau, or just whenever you want a mini vacation in a glass.

Happy sipping and happy weekend!


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