The Jala-Piña

With a SOLD OUT May 3st of the Month only a few weeks away, it's time to start getting fresh with some of the participants. That means more recipes!

This sweet and spicy drink is made with one of the 20+ brands that will be in attendance, Captain Morgan Rums. They just recently released a trio of flavored white rums in grapefruit, coconut and pineapple. Needless to say, we had to get our hands on some to taste for ourselves! The flavor is fresh and natural, without too much sweetness. 

To get started, we reached for Captain Morgan Pineapple. This stuff is insanely versatile and is begging to be made into some poolside summertime cocktails, so we set out to do just that. Pairing it with fresh jalapeño peppers, lime and a little pineapple juice was a perfect combo. One thing to keep in mind when working jalapeños into a cocktail: strain it, strain it good. This way you get the flavor without too much heat. 

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
muddler
strainer
fine mesh strainer
rocks glass

ingredients:

2-4 slices fresh jalapeño pepper (depending on heat preference)
1/2 fresh lime, cut into pieces
2 oz Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum
2 oz pineapple juice


method:

Place the jalapeño slices and pieces of fresh lime in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle to release juice and flavors. Fill shaker with ice and add remaining ingredients. Cover and shake well to chill before double-straining into a rocks glass with fresh ice.