Pineapple Mint Martini-Oh My!

Pineapple Mint Martini-Oh My!

A pineapple mint martini is a twist on a classic and worth a try if you love gin and are looking for a light refreshing, slightly tropical cocktail.  H.L. Mencken, an American journalist, satirist, and cultural critic once called a martini “the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.”  E.B. White, an American writer and contributor to The New Yorker magazine, called it “the elixir of quietude.”  The martini is in a category of its own.  Clearly, I don’t need to sell a martini to anyone.  But let’s briefly discuss the health benefits of pineapple.  High in Vitamin C and Thiamine, this tropical fruit is also a good source of manganese, which is considered important for bone health.  All that said, the pineapple juice makes this martini fantastic.  Personally, I have never been a fan of a martini in general.  They are typically just too strong for me, reminiscent of rubbing alcohol.  But this drink I love.  My mother-in-law is a fan of flavor-infused martinis: a martini made with cucumber vodka has been a favorite.  So I thought of her when I came up with this one.  With a playful and tropical spin, this pineapple mint martini, served up, is a great one to add to your easy specialty drink arsenal, especially during the summer.  Cheers.

pineapple mint martini

Pineapple Mint Martini

August 11, 2017
: 1
: 5 min
: 5 min
: easy

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Ingredients
  • 3 large mint leaves, plus a mint sprig for garnish
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • splash of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave
  • ice
Directions
  • Step 1 Fill a shaker with a good amount of ice.
  • Step 2 Add the 3 mint leaves, gin, pineapple juice, lime juice and agave. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
  • Step 3 Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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