For today’s rum and pineapple recipe, we use star anise to spice up our drink. However, you can experiment with other spices as well.
We recommend a few spices that can pair nicely with today’s drink: cinnamon, cardamon, and cayenne pepper. Herbs such as rosemary, basil, or thyme can be added to the cocktail as well.
If you’re a regular reader here on Healthy Kitchen 101, you’ve probably noticed we love adding citrus to our drinks.
It’s because citrus juice can brighten up any drink and make it fresher. And you utilize the whole fruit in your drink.
For example, you can add grated citrus zest and its juice to your drink and change its flavor profile. Once you’ve finished making the drink, use its peel and a slice/wedge of the fruit to decorate your cocktail.
Lime, lemon, and orange fit today’s recipe perfectly.
How Long Does It Last?
Our rum and pineapple juice contains freshly made fruit juice, so it can only stay good for about 48 hours. That being said, we highly recommend drinking it all up within the first 2 hours for the best quality.
If you’re planning on having a party and making the drink the night before, we don’t encourage doing so.
However, you can make a big batch of pineapple juice and put it into an airtight container. Keep the juice in the fridge overnight and it’ll be ready for your party the following day.
Doing so can improve the quality of the juice— making it fresher than mixing it with alcohol. When it’s party time, all you need to do is mix in the alcohol, sugar, and spices with the juice.
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Wow, this rum pineapple juice is unbelievably good! I'm usually not one for cocktails, but this recipe has quickly become one of my favorites - it's citrusy and sweet with a hint of rum at the end that makes it so unique. Definitely going to make this again!