Spicy Pineapple

Cuisine: Hawaiian

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Serves: 1

A seasoned tropical cocktail for your ravenous and wild evenings. A blend of two unusual ingredients, this cocktail still stands out well. The blend of the sweet pineapple with spices and alcohol will fire up your palette. Here's a quick recipe for your fancy evenings!

  • Quarter cup pineapple juice
  • Two lemons
  • Two jalapeños
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • Pineapple pieces for garnish
  • 30 ml tequila
  • Chilli flakes
  • 10 ml chilled water
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves

A fiery cocktail to spice up your evening!

  1. Pour the pineapple juice, jalapeños, and granulated sugar into a saucepan. Slowly simmer through it and make sure the sugar has settled well with the other ingredients. Gradually add chili flakes to the saucepan, keeping the heat low. 
  2. Let the mixture cool for a few mins. Squeeze a bit of lime when it cools, and place the mixture into a glass. 
  3. Place a few cubes of ice into a glass, pour over the tequila and ensure it seeps the ice well. 
  4. Pour the mixture into the glass. Add the chilled water. Keep mixing it with both glasses, ensuring it is thoroughly mixed and flavourful. Pouring in and out. Once it is visibly mixed, place salt and chili flakes at the rim of the glass. Place pieces of pineapple at the top, and garnish with lime and coriander for extra zest.

Chef Tip: Be careful while simmering the ingredients in the saucepan. Make sure not to overheat or boil it. Please don't mix it with the tequila unless it has cooled down. Add an appropriate amount of tequila. 

This tropical cocktail will take you on a journey that you will want to revisit over and over again. Try this recipe on your friends during the weekend to have a fun-filled, wild night. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Mayan culture in America used tobacco to conserve fruits, specifically to make pickled peppers.

• A pineapple is neither a pine nor an apple, but a fruit consisting of many berries that have grown together.

Historical Fact

• For thousands of years in many parts of the world, pickles have been used as the main method to preserve fruits and other foods. There is evidence that in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and China people pickled different foods just for preservation.

• Pineapples were historically very useful on long boat trips. Eating pineapple prevented scurvy, and pineapple juice mixed with sand is a great cleaning agent for boats.

Nutrition Fact

• One cup of fresh and Spicy Pineapple contains 82.5 calories. To break it down further, it contains 0.2g of fat, 1.7mg of sodium, 22g of carbohydrates, 2.3g of fiber, 0.9g of protein and 79mg of vitamin C.

• Pineapple is known to contain the anti-inflammatory substance bromelain. This enzyme may be helpful when combined with other medications to treat acute sinusitis.