Bon Weekend, Plus Couture Cocktails

The weekend is upon us, time for relaxation and repose…

Couture Cocktails

Pineapple-Basil Rum Fizz

1 large pineapple

1/4 cup fresh lime juice (roughly 3 limes)

5-6 large basil leaves

6 ounces light rum

club soda, as needed

granulated sugar, as needed


  1. Peel and core the pineapple.  Cut into chunks.  Place the pineapple into a high-powered blender and puree for 1 to 2 minutes (use a tamper if necessary), or until smooth and pureed completely–it should yield roughly four cups of pineapple juice. The texture should be that of a thick orange juice. Transfer the pineapple juice to a large container or pitcher, and allow it to chill completely in the fridge.
  2. Place the lime juice and basil leaves in a clean blender container. Blend until the basil has been incorporated fully and no pieces remain.
  3. Combine 3 1/2 cups of pineapple juice, the lime-basil mixture, and rum in a pitcher. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Moisten the edges of chilled glasses with lime juice and dip the edges into granulated sugar. Distribute the drink evenly among glasses–leaving roughly 1/2-1-inch of space at the top. Finish with club soda. Garnish the glass with a sprig of fresh basil and slice of lime. Serve immediately.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!  I hope it’s beautiful where you are…



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