Pineapple-Coconut Fizz

If you're looking for a pineapple cocktail, give this fizzy drink a try, and you just might find your new favorite.

Yield:
8 serves

There are cocktails, and then there are transportive beverage experiences. Count this coconut-pineapple drink among the latter. The combination of pineapple, coconut, and rum is enough to give you visions of Jimmy Buffett dancing in your head. Especially if you go a little too heavy on the rum.

But this particular drink is light and fresh and chillin'. The fresh pineapple gets whipped into a frothy dream before you stir in coconut-flavored seltzer water (hence the fizz) and white rum. Pour it over crushed ice topped with a pineapple leaf, and pop a wedge of that sweet yellow fruit into each serving for a garnish. Then turn up some beachy tunes, put on your shades, and head for the nearest lounge chair. Don't forget your flip-flops and cruise wear. If it's cold outside, just turn the heat way up. Ah, can't you just hear those steel drums . . .

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled, cored, and cubed fresh pineapple (from 1 [3 lb.] pineapple)

  • 1 liter coconut-flavored seltzer water

  • 1 cup (8 oz.) white rum

  • Garnish: pineapple leaves and pineapple wedges

Directions

  1. Process peeled, cored, and cubed fresh pineapple in a blender until smooth and frothy, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour into a 2- to 3-quart pitcher, and stir in coconut-flavored seltzer water and white rum. Fill 8 Collins glasses with crushed ice, and add 2 pineapple leaves to each glass. Pour cocktail evenly into glasses. Garnish with pineapple wedges.

    Pineapple-Coconut Fizz
    Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
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