This is the next installment of my adventure into juicing.
(Take a peek at my first juice, Spicy Strawberry Beet Apple Juice, here.)
I’m all for using my juicer to make super fresh juices to boost my health.
I’m also all for using it to make luscious, mouthwatering cocktails. This little baby is sweet AND spicy. I love it.
The combination of heat and sweet makes this a killer brunch cocktail.
Dial the amount of chili up or down, depending on how hot you like your drinks.
Serve it straight up in a martini glass or on the rocks in a tumbler.
Here’s what that looks like. To the juicer!
Screaming Pineapple Cocktail
1 1/3 lbs. fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, chopped + juiced
1-2 fresh chilis, juiced (plus 1 more for garnish)
2 shots Reposada tequila
Serves about 1
Juice the pineapple + chilis
Following the instructions for your particular machine, juice the pineapple and the chilis, reserving one chili to garnish your glass.
I used my Breville Juice Fountain Plus, which is the new love of my life.
Make the garnish
This is a super easy, very dramatic garnish for any kind of spicy cocktail. Slit the chili pepper (go about 3/4 of the way up to the stem) and stick it on the rim of your glass.
Make sure to remove any loose seeds from the inside.
Shake up your cocktail
Half fill a shaker with ice. Pour your fresh juice into the shaker.
(If your juice was super foamy on top, ditch the foam with a spoon before pouring into your shaker.)
Cap and shake to chill, then strain into your prepared glass.