#DOTW: Pineapple-Basil Rum Fizz

I haven’t had any rum lately! Let’s fix that asap. These summer nights are getting muggier and muggier, so a refreshing relief containing rum and pineapple juice sounds about right. You can use store bought pineapple juice for this cocktail, but obviously making your own is going to make this drink taste even better. I met in the middle, and used pineapple nectar, and it was super delicious!



What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Bacardi White Rum (or quality white rum of your choice)
  • 2 oz fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz lime/basil juice
  • splash of club soda

To make the lime/basil juice, squeeze 3 lime, add the juice to a blender together with 5 – 6 fresh basil leaves. Blend until there are no pieces of the basil are left.

Add rum, pineapple juice and lime basil mix to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well. Pour into Martini glass, top off with a splash of club soda. Rim with sugar if desired, garnish with a lime slice and/or basil leaves.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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