This pineapple liqueur is delightful turned into a long drink with cold lemonade, but is equally indulgent neat. It has a tropical taste; we were surprised at just how strong the pineapple flavour was - it's zingy and refreshing. There's also a warming burn of booze - not rough but punchy!
Here’s what you need:
NB. If you don’t wish to use Polish pure spirit, simply replace it with extra vodka.
Place the pineapple, vodka and Polish pure spirit in a kilner jar and leave for 1 week, ideally somewhere cool and out of direct sun:
When the week is up, strain the mix and mash the pineapple so as to get all the juice and flavour from it:
Do this several times until the liquid is free of any pulp. We found that lining the sieve with a butter muslin (you could use a coffee filter but this can get clogged) filtered the liquid very effectively.
Add the sugar syrup and leave to mature for a month:
Bottle your now-potable liqueur!
Time to make, from start to potable: 5 weeks
Yield: approx 2 cups/500ml