Thu, Jun 4, 2009 (midnight)
Pronounced like Caipirinha (kai-peer-EEN-ya), the Piña-pirinha (PEEN-ya-peer-EEN-ya), in just three ingredients, takes just the pineapple elements of a piña colada, spikes them (thank you, Skyy) and introduces them to the Caipirinha (Brazil’s national cocktail) via cachaça (Brazil’s national spirit, rum) with just a touch of agave syrup. Clean, straightforward and refreshing without too much sweetness or acidity. And the agave syrup adds a smokiness that should be much appreciated by steakhouse diners. Parentheticals aside, let’s have three cheers for simplicity!
- Rare 120
- Hard Rock Hotel, $12
1.25 oz. Skyy Infusions Pineapple
0.25 oz. Agave Nectar
1.25 oz. Cabana Cachaça
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice into a chilled rocks class. Garnish with a dehydrated pineapple slice.