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Let’s Get the Pineapple Drunk

I had pineapple-infused vodka for the first time at the bar/restaurant that was in the space where Bar*Food is now on Wilshire in West Los Angeles.   While I’m not a huge fan of pineapple (too sweet), I am a huge fan of vodka. So, at an after-work happy hour, I gave it a shot.  It was love at first sip. Smooth, not too sweet and and incredibly refreshing!  It was so delectable that I vowed to someday try to create this libation at home.  And now, that day has come.  The recent LA heat wave has inspired me to get a pineapple sloshed, and I will share this recipe with you.  Here is the step-by-step guide on how to make Pineapple Infused Vodka.  

1) You’ll need a good-sized pineapple–or two, if you want to double the recipe, a 750 ML of your favorite vodka,  (Note: If you double the recipe and are the proud holder of a BevMo card, you can buy a 1.75 LTR of Stoli there for $22.98 this month) and a glass jar with a wide mouth that has a seal to make it airtight.

2) Cut the pineapple into flat, brick-like pieces–like the size of frozen fish sticks.

3) Stack these pieces like bricks around the edge of the jar, but leave the middle open.

4) Fill the jar with vodka, making sure that the pineapple is completely covered and not exposed to air.

5) Put on the airtight lid and keep the jar in a darker place that’s not exposed to direct sunlight. Let it sit there for 10 days–no more, no less.

6) On the tenth day, strain the vodka with a mesh strainer into larger flasks or back into the original vodka bottle.

7) Fill a shaker with ice, add the vodka, pour and shake into martini glasses.

8) Drink up, buttercup!  Ahhh…once it hits your lips, it’s so good!

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