I first had this drink at The Capital Grille on my 24th birthday. I loved it then and I love it now.
I've always wanted to try making it at home but never got around to it. This year it was on my Summer List. It is a very refreshing summer drink and we have enjoyed sipping many of these this summer on the deck with friends.
What you need:
What to do:
Take a large glass container that has a lid that seals. Cut up your fresh pineapple into brick-like pieces. Stack in the large glass container leaving a small hole in the middle. It does not have to be perfect my friends.
Now pour the vodka down the middle (in the hole you left). Until it reaches the top. Don't throw the empty vodka bottle away.
See how the pineapple is stacked in the glass container? That's how it should look.
Now put the lid on and leave in a room without much sunlight for 10 DAYS (this is where the patience comes in). On the 10TH DAY strain the pineapple infused vodka back into the original vodka bottle (remember you didn't throw it away!).
The way we strained the vodka was by putting cheesecloth over a funnel (the bottom of the funnel in the vodka bottle) and just pour. Easy peasy.
Now put the vodka in the fridge to chill.
Shake vodka over ice and serve in a Martini glass garnished with a piece of pineapple. Remember like we did when little brother was in town?
DISCLAIMER: Apparently the vodka doesn't stay good for more than 7-10 days (after you strain it). We wouldn't know that because we finish it off way with our friends & family in a single night! Second, this is STRAIGHT VODKA so be careful. While it tastes like the best thing that has ever hit the lips (and it is), it is still straight vodka. Be careful. I'm not say'in. I'm just say'in.
There is still time to make it this summer. So do it. And enjoy. And invite me over.