Cape Saint Blaize Pineapple Margarita Gin Cocktail
This is a tropical spin on the classic!
Let’s take a look at what you’ll need…
Cocktail Shaker - A must-have in your tool kit and used for most cocktails. It acts as a closed vessel that allows you to quickly and thoroughly mix ingredients together while chilling the drink at the same time.
Hawthorne Strainer - A Hawthorne strainer consists of a flat disc to which is affixed a coiled spring. The spring traps large chunks or slivers of ice and other solid ingredients, such as muddled fruit or mint leaves. Used in conjunction with a cocktail shaker.
Ingredients for the Pineapple Margarita Cocktail
Cape Saint Blaize Oceanic Gin.
Triple Sec – Triple sec is an orange-flavoured liqueur that originated in France, with overtones of citrus and aromatic Curaçao orange peels.
Simple Sugar Syrup – This adds the right amount of sweetness to the cocktail. The lime juice is tart so you need the simple syrup to balance the flavors. For a less sweet drink, you can use less simple syrup.
Lemon Juice – Just a bit to perk up this cocktail's flavor profile.
Pineapple Juice – Pineapple juice has a naturally sweet but tart flavor. It is most healthful to choose pineapple juice that does not contain added sugar. People can make pineapple juice at home to get the most nutritional benefit from it.
Pineapple – Slice or wedge
How To Make the Pineapple Margarita Gin Cocktail
1. Add 37.5 ml Cape Saint Blaize Oceanic Gin, 12.5 ml Triple Sec, 25 ml Simple Sugar Syrup, 25 ml Lemon Juice and 25 ml Pineapple Juice into your cocktail shaker.
2. Fill the shaker with ice.
3. Shake your cocktail for about 10 seconds to chill and blend all the ingredients.
4. Strain your cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer into your cocktail glass.
5. Garnish, serve and enjoy!
Simple Sugar Syrup
Simple sugar syrup is a liquid sweetener made by dissolving sugar in water. Simple syrup disperses sweetness evenly throughout beverages of any temperature, making it a key component of many iced drinks and cocktails.
How To Make Simple Sugar Syrup
1. Combine equal amounts of water and granulated sugar in a saucepan and stir to combine.
2. Bring to a simmer and stir for just a few minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
3. Remove pan from heat and let cool.
4. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Leroy's Tips and Tricks
· Use a chilled glass.
· No ice needed for this cocktail.
· Glassware preference - Margarita glass
· Rim your glass with lime and then salt as an added garnish before pouring the cocktail.
· You can add some jalapeño chilled for a hint of spice.
· Taste test before serving and make adjustments if needed.