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Grilled pineapple cocktails

Nothing says summer like succulent pineapple. Cut it up, grill it, add it to your favorite adult beverage and serve!

grilled pineapple

Add a mysterious smoky element to your cocktails with grilled pineapple (which is great for munching too).

Grilled pineapple crush

The natural sugars of the pineapple will caramelize to create picture-perfect grill marks.

Ingredients:

  • 3 fresh pineapple wedges
  • 2 dashes pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Grill the pineapple wedges over low heat.
  2. In a glass, muddle two wedges with vanilla and simple syrup.
  3. In a shaker, combine rum, lime juice and ice. Shake.
  4. Strain into cocktail glass.
  5. Dip remaining pineapple wedge in black pepper and add as a garnish.
  6. Serve immediately.

How to grill fresh fruit >>

Grilled backyard swizzle

Grilled pineapple and pear puree combine to make an unbeatable summer cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce pear puree (see recipe below)
  • 1-1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 small slices Thai chili peppers
  • 4 to 5 grilled pineapple chunks

Directions:

  1. Make pear puree by pureeing two pears, 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water in blender. Strain.
  2. Add pear puree, tequila, lemon juice and crushed ice to pilsner glass and stir.
  3. Garnish with chili pepper and grilled pineapple.
  4. Serve immediately.

Fruit and vegetable recipes for the grill >>

Grilled pineapple mai tai

Transport your guests to a tropical paradise with pineapple kebabs: one dessert kebab works alone, with a side of ice cream or added to a mai tai.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pineapple, cut into eight wedges, then cut into fourths
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup no-pulp orange juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Mix rum, brown sugar, honey and orange juice until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Thread pineapple slices onto skewers.
  4. Place skewers on grill and baste with rum sauce.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes, turning and basting occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat and cool.
  7. Add pineapple chunks to mai tais, other cocktails or ice cream -- or eat 'em right off the skewer!
  8. Kick back and enjoy!

Coconut grilled pineapple recipe >>

Grilled pineapple Blue Hawaii

Add a smoky pineapple surprise to a traditional Blue Hawaii.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can frozen BACARDI Mixers Pina Colada mix
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 5 cups crushed ice
  • Blue curacao to taste
  • Grilled pineapple slices for garnish

Directions:

  1. Grill pineapple until grill marks appear. Set aside.
  2. Combine pina colada mix, rum and ice. Blend for one minute or until a uniform consistency is reached.
  3. Pour into glasses -- top with blue curacao.
  4. Garnish each glass with a grilled pineapple slice.
  5. Serve with a little umbrella!

BACARDI Mixers InstantParty drink mix recipes >>

More super summer drink ideas:

Cocktail party pizzazz: Fruit-filled ice and glamorous garnishes
Garden party cocktails
Low-carb summer drinks

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