from my table: frozen pineapple gin punch
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.