Pineapple is this month’s theme for Mixology Monday, the largest online monthly cocktail party, as hosted by Thiago Ceccotti at BartendingNotes. Thiago explains that he chose this theme to “Bring the king of fruits back! After being canned, mixed with all sorts of sugary liquids and blended into
guilty pleasures not to be named some 80s dreadful cocktails, the pineapple needs more respect!” He adds that “pineapple is a fruit to be reckoned” with, and we tend to agree.
It was great timing for us since we were working on this Pisco-based cocktail we’re calling the Pisco Piña when the Mixology Monday call arrived. The basic ingredients for the Pisco Piña are Pisco, pineapple juice, Meyer lemon juice and Limoncello. Note that we prefer Campo de Encanto Pisco over others; just be sure to use a quality version of the Peruvian clear brandy. We always have Limoncello (click for our recipe) available and tend to use it in place of commercially available orange liqueurs in many of our cocktails. So, if Limoncello isn’t available, go ahead and replace it with your favorite citrus liqueur.
2.0 oz. Pisco (Campo de Enanto)
1.0 oz. Pineapple juice
1.0 oz. Meyer lemon juice
0.75 oz. Limoncello
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and thoroughly mix. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon rind.
The Pisco Piña is a “bright” flavored drink where the citrus acidity works perfectly with the pineapple, making this an ideal summertime cocktail. Many thanks to Thiago at BartendingNotes for hosting this month’s Mixology Monday and to Fred Yarm at Cocktail
Virgin Slut for keeping MxMo alive.