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Pineapple + Jalapeño

Tis' the season for all creative and infused beverages. I'm doing my best to avoid this heat wave & heating up my glassware instead with this pineapple + jalapeño smash. YWF recipes are all about keeping it simple and practical. Who's got the time?



1 whole pineapple

2 jalapenños de-seeded & minced

1/2 cup amber agave

crushed ice

demerara sugar for rimming

The Move

Muddle lime into two glasses and rim with crushed demerara sugar. Chill in freezer. Chop up your pineapple and save a few wedges for garnishing. Place pineapple into blender with ice, simple syrup, and minced jalapeño. Pour in lime-muddled glass. Exhale.

Pro Tip: 

This recipe can be modified if you don't feel like cutting a pineapple or don't wish to have the pulp. You can juice your own pineapple juice and bake the pulp or simply used pre-made pineapple juice. Additionally, if you're not feeling the jalapeño directly in the drink, you can infuse a simple syrup on reserve. Today, I was going for a slush-effect.

Best, Dr. Dyce