Pineapple is a stellar cocktail ingredient, particularly when paired with rum. Something about that fresh, tropical flavor plays so deliciously well with the nuanced evolution of tastes that a good quality rum brings to the party. Here the rich, fruity notes of Don Papa Small Batch Rum takes are balanced by a bright, tartness with a generous pour of pineapple juice and fresh lime juice. Top it off with mint and some soda and you have a delicious, refreshing cocktail that can be easily mixed up at home whenever the mood strikes.
Try this one on a Thursday night. It gives off serious almost-the-weekend vibes.
2 oz Don Papa 7
2 oz pineapple juice
juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp agave nectar
4 mint leaves
splash of soda
Combine all ingredients except soda in a shaker and shake until your hands are very cold. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of soda and garnish with a mint sprig.