Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sips and Sounds, Vol. 12

Vol. 12
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...♪'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. 

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