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from my table: frozen pineapple gin punch

July 1, 2012

It is hot.

So very, very hot.

I sweat when I blink. It’s that hot.

Admittedly, this makes me want to drink all of my food lately. That might sound a bit lushy, but this mostly means I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies. Apples, strawberries, pineapple, kale, spinach, oatmeal, peaches; I have been using my blender more than my oven (which, for how much I use the oven, is really saying something).

However, sometimes in life, a lady just needs a cocktail. Specifically, an icy cocktail. More specifically, an icy cocktail with gin. The wonderful Shutterbean recently posted up a recipe for Pineapple Gin Punch, and I knew I’d found a winner. However, instead of using pineapple juice, I thought I’d kick it up by using frozen pineapple to go for a more slushy consistency.

Oh my goodness.
OH. MY. GOODNESS.

Magical, absolutely magical. Be warned: this tastes like heaven and might get you into trouble.

Frozen Pineapple Gin Punch
Slightly adapted from Shutterbean

1 16 oz bag frozen pineapple
1 cup mint leaves
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup gin (4 shots total)
lime wedges for garnish

Blend the frozen pineapple in a blender with mint, sugar, lime juice, and gin until the drink is smooth and pourable.

  

Chill until ready to serve. Fill glasses and garnish with lime wedges & extra mint.

  

Serves 4

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2012 4:27 pm

    That is a LOT of mint. When I have made mint smoothies in the past, I have found that a little goes a long way. Gives it a beautiful color, though.

  2. Caroline permalink*
    July 2, 2012 5:24 pm

    @ Joseph: I thought it would be way too much mint, too, but it actually wasn’t. I found it just punched the drink up instead of making it taste too minty, like toothpaste. I didn’t pack the mint in the cup, just loosely laid the leaves in there. Feel free to decrease, if you want, but I really liked it with the 1 cup.

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