Pineapple Mint Martini-Oh My!

Pineapple Mint Martini-Oh My!
Yum

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

This recipe has no ratings just yet.

Pineapple Mint Martini

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

By:

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.


Related Posts



Have a comment? Tried a recipe? Let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear from you.