Two things made this post come together:
1. Michael is obsessed with pineapple, and we have had one in our fridge at all times this summer. It was begging to be used in a cocktail!
2. Back when we lived in Virginia for some reason we'd randomly get Mike's Harder Lemonade tallboys. Yeah. White trashy, I know. Legit just really strong alcoholic flavored lemonade sugar bombs. Feeling nostalgic, I got classy the other day and bought a couple of the regular lemon Mike's Hard Lemonade, and decided those were ALSO begging to be used in a cocktail.
Thus, this fizzy pineapple lemon punch was born. This drink is great because it's fruity and refreshing without being cloyingly sweet. The fizz from the Mike's Hard Lemonade makes it light & lovely. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
What you'll need to make it happen:
1/2 cup fresh pineapple (+extra for garnish)
1.5 ounces vodka
1/3 cup Mike's Hard Lemonade
Ice + Mint for garnish
How to make it happen:
Step 1: Mash your 1/2 cup pineapple up. Either use a food processor- or do it in a bootleg way like I did- with a potato masher. There should be a lot of juice extracted!
Step 2: Pour your vodka, pineapple smash, and Mike's into a shaker with ice. Shake well!
Step 3: Pour into a lovely glass- garnish with pineapple chunks, mint, and a fun straw!
(if you're looking for fun paper straws, I buy mine from an Etsy shop called Loollipop. Find them here!)
I think a GREAT way to serve this to a big group would be in a huge punch bowl- with plenty of pineapple chunks and ice!
Or, if you're going small scale there's something about serving a cocktail in a pretty glass .... and these fleur-de-lys juice glasses from Anthro are my favorite. Sorry in advance if you see a bunch of them in cocktail posts this summer:)
Any great fresh fruit cocktails up your sleeve?
Share them with me- or leave your Pinterest handle in the comments so I can see what summer drinks are inspiring you these days!
Looking for another yummy cocktail recipes? Try my Orange Ginger Mojitos!
(this post in NO way was sponsored by Mike's. I just figured it would be a good cocktail base. Yup.)