What does it say that my first blog post after my last day teaching this school year is a summer cocktail?!? I guess I am ready for summer! Actually, if you follow me on Instagram, you saw my picture from Rocky Point Restaurant a couple of weekends ago.
Since my school year goes through second week of June, I like to get a jump start on summer. Yes I know, the official start of summer is next week, but unofficially isn’t Memorial Day the beginning? Whatever, I am soooo ready to enjoy unstructured time and warm, sunny days.
So lets cheer in summer with this Ginger Pineapple Summer Cocktail Recipe that I totally enjoyed at Rocky Point Restaurant. While I cannot recreate the wondrous view of the Pacific Ocean, I can recreate this scrumptious and refreshing cocktail. A cocktail that is perfect for summer. It is a little bit sweet and a little bit tangy and a whole lot of ginger. I love the taste and bite of fresh ginger – so for me this is perfect!
Ginger Pineapple Summer Cocktail Recipe
- 1.5 oz. Bacardi
- 2 Sprigs mint
- Chopped fresh ginger (1-2 teaspoons worth)
- .5oz Ginger Syrup
- 3 oz. Pineapple juice
- 1 splash lime juice
- 1 Splash Licor 43 ( a Spanish liqueur)
- Lime slice for garnish
In a water glass pour all ingredients over ice. Shake like crazy to combine and break up mint. Enjoy!
If you are in the area or are planning a trip to the Monterey coast be sure to stop at Rocky Point Restaurant. You cannot beat the view. The drink and food is yummy, but the view is unbelievable.
Happy summer to all of us!
If you like ginger as much as I do, than you really need to check out these other ginger recipes of mine.
And if you need some ginger syrup – this looks like a good one:
Now – I’m off to clean my classroom and file report cards… Life is busy!
Here is the printable recipe: