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Mixology events cocktail making class drink Pineapple Picante Smash recipe

"This zingy thirst-quencher has enough freshness to stand up to the dry heat of the Mexican desert as well as it does the heady humidity of a packed East London dive bar.."

Mixology events cocktail making class drink Pineapple Picante Smash recipe

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Pineapple Picante Smash

This built drink sees the long-awaited return of tequila to our masterclass menu. This traditionally underrated spirit is seeing a slow but steady incline in popularity as drinkers’ knowledge and adventurousness grows over time. Sadly though, tequila is still seen by many as something to simply do shots of with salt & lemon.

Method

In a julep tin, add the pineapple chunks, chilli slices and lime quarter.

Muddle thoroughly using a muddler.

Using a jigger to measure add the tequila, pineapple juice and sugar syrup

Fill cup 2/3 with crushed ice

Use a bar spoon to churn the cocktail (scooping ingredients from the bottom and stirring simultaneously)

Top with a dome of crushed ice

Garnish with a straw, lime wheel and napkin jacket around the tin.

Serve and enjoy.

Equipment

Jigger/measure
Muddler
Bar spoon
Crushed ice

History

Our smash ambitiously aims to change Tequila’s rather dated public image by combining good quality tequila with some of its best flavour companions; the sweet creamy fruitiness of pineapple, the sharp citrusy tang of fresh lime and the spice and warmth of fresh chilli. Together these ingredients make for a drink that is both balanced and moreish and that lets the smooth complexity of the tequila shine through.

The julep style serve and method mean that this smash is easy to make at home and always guaranteed to be cold and refreshing. This zingy thirst-quencher has enough freshness to stand up to the dry heat of the Mexican desert as well as it does the heady humidity of a packed East London dive bar. And with its irresistible flavour, the Pineapple Picante Smash may even convert a few tequila sceptics along the way.

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Ingredients

50ml 100% Agave Tequila

50ml Pineapple Juice

20ml Sugar Syrup

1/4 Lime

A spoonful of Pineapple Chunks

1-2 Slices of Fresh Chilli

Pineapple Leaf garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

172 calories

Servings:

Serves 1

Method

In a julep tin, add the pineapple chunks, chilli slices and lime quarter.

Muddle thoroughly using a muddler.

Using a jigger to measure add the tequila, pineapple juice and sugar syrup

Fill cup 2/3 with crushed ice

Use a bar spoon to churn the cocktail (scooping ingredients from the bottom and stirring simultaneously)

Top with a dome of crushed ice

Garnish with a straw, lime wheel and napkin jacket around the tin.

Serve and enjoy.

Equipment

Jigger/measure
Muddler
Bar spoon
Crushed ice

History

Our smash ambitiously aims to change Tequila’s rather dated public image by combining good quality tequila with some of its best flavour companions; the sweet creamy fruitiness of pineapple, the sharp citrusy tang of fresh lime and the spice and warmth of fresh chilli. Together these ingredients make for a drink that is both balanced and moreish and that lets the smooth complexity of the tequila shine through.

The julep style serve and method mean that this smash is easy to make at home and always guaranteed to be cold and refreshing. This zingy thirst-quencher has enough freshness to stand up to the dry heat of the Mexican desert as well as it does the heady humidity of a packed East London dive bar. And with its irresistible flavour, the Pineapple Picante Smash may even convert a few tequila sceptics along the way.

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Recommended

This widely popular tequila-based crowd-pleaser is one of the four drinks you’ll get to make on our Autumn/Winter seasonal cocktail masterclasses. It also makes for a brilliant centrepiece drink for any private event.

Use the navigation bar on the right to check out the rest of the drinks we teach on our seasonal cocktail masterclasses – we design our classes to cover as wide a range as possible whilst using as many seasonal ingredients as we can to maximise flavour and watch our carbon footprint simultaneously. You can also use the tick boxes to have a browse of every single Autumn cocktail on our list if you wanted to try your hand at home using ingredients you’ll most likely find lying around your house.

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