Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FIZZY (spiked) PINEAPPLE LEMON PUNCH

Two things made this post come together:

1. Michael is obsessed with pineapple, and we have had one in our fridge at all times this summer. It was begging to be used in a cocktail!
2. Back when we lived in Virginia for some reason we'd randomly get Mike's Harder Lemonade tallboys. Yeah. White trashy, I know. Legit just really strong alcoholic flavored lemonade sugar bombs. Feeling nostalgic, I got classy the other day and bought a couple of the regular lemon Mike's Hard Lemonade, and decided those were ALSO begging to be used in a cocktail.

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Thus, this fizzy pineapple lemon punch was born. This drink is great because it's fruity and refreshing without being cloyingly sweet. The fizz from the Mike's Hard Lemonade makes it light & lovely. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

What you'll need to make it happen:
1/2 cup fresh pineapple (+extra for garnish)
1.5 ounces vodka
1/3 cup Mike's Hard Lemonade
Ice + Mint for garnish

How to make it happen:
Step 1: Mash your 1/2 cup pineapple up. Either use a food processor- or do it in a bootleg way like I did- with a potato masher. There should be a lot of juice extracted!
Step 2: Pour your vodka, pineapple smash, and Mike's into a shaker with ice. Shake well!
Step 3: Pour into a lovely glass- garnish with pineapple chunks, mint, and a fun straw!

 (if you're looking for fun paper straws, I buy mine from an Etsy shop called Loollipop. Find them here!)

Simple, right? 
I think a GREAT way to serve this to a big group would be in a huge punch bowl- with plenty of pineapple chunks and ice!
Or, if you're going small scale there's something about serving a cocktail in a pretty glass .... and these fleur-de-lys juice glasses from Anthro are my favorite. Sorry in advance if you see a bunch of them in cocktail posts this summer:)

Any great fresh fruit cocktails up your sleeve?
Share them with me- or leave your Pinterest handle in the comments so I can see what summer drinks are inspiring you these days!

xo, lp

Looking for another yummy cocktail recipes? Try my Orange Ginger Mojitos!


(this post in NO way was sponsored by Mike's. I just figured it would be a good cocktail base. Yup.)

13 comments:

  1. This looks amazing. Your drinks always look restaurant quality. Serious.

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  2. Oh hey yum! I would definitely go out now and get one, it looks so excellent!

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  3. This looks SO yummy–plus, it's super bright and cheery (perfect for summer!).

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  4. Oh yes please!!! A pineapple just went on my grocery list!

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  5. Oooooh that sounds like a winning combo!

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  6. Oh my gosh! I'm SO making these. You are awesome:)

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  7. I am so making one of these the second I'm not pregnant! Haha!

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  8. I know another pineapple lovin boy that would LOVE this beverage!

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  10. So making these for Pride! And can we talk about how cute the straws are?!

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