The Sip: Islands
The Sound: The xx, xx
This delightfully sweet tropical drink was inspired by the track "Islands" from the amazing debut record of the xx. ♪If you like pina coladas...♪ ...you'll like this drink. Ha!
Shake the following with ice: 1.5 oz white rum, 2 oz caramelized pineapple puree*, 1 oz unsweetened coconut milk and the juice of half a lime. Pour over ice, top with soda water and stir.
*I didn't really measure when I made the puree (oops!), but I basically cut up half a fresh pineapple into small chunks and cooked them up in a frying pan with a bit of butter (tablespoon?), sugar and water (a couple tablespoons of each?) until they started to caramelize. Then I pureed it in a food processor.