Our friends over at ShakeStir have asked the nearly 2,000 (and growing) bartenders in their community to submit signature cocktail recipes for potential coverage on The Daily Meal. Each Wednesday, the drink that snags the most 5-star ratings (according to his or her ShakeStir peers) will be featured on The Daily Meal — along with a recipe, photo, and link to the selected bartender's profile — as part of the new weekly "Hump Day" Cocktail series.
This week's winner: From New Orleans, bartender Tiffany Soles at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse mixes up rum and pineapple for one last summer treat. You might just believe you're living in the tropics with one sip of this summer cocktail.
Thanks to our bartender friends at ShakeStir for contributing, and stay tuned for more Hump Day Cocktails!
- 2 Ounces Zacapa 23 rum
- 5 pieces caramelized pineapple chunks
- 1 Ounce lemongrass-ginger syrup
- 1 Ounce sparkling coconut water
Muddle pineapple in a rocks glass. Add syrup and rum and stir. Add ice and top with sparkling coconut water. Garnish with carmelized pineapple chunks and candied ginger on a cocktail pick.