Pineapple Mint Martini

A pineapple mint martini is a twist on a classic and is worth a try if you love gin and are looking for a light refreshing, slightly tropical cocktail.  H.L. Mencken, an American journalist, satirist, and cultural critic once called a martini “the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.”  E.B. White, an American writer and contributor to The New Yorker magazine called it “the elixir of quietude.

The martini is in a category of its own.  I don’t need to sell a martini to anyone.  But let’s briefly discuss the health benefits of pineapple.  High in Vitamin C and Thiamine, this tropical fruit is also a good source of manganese, which is considered important for bone health.  All that said, the pineapple juice makes this martini fantastic.

I have never been a fan of a martini in general.  They are typically just too strong for me, reminiscent of rubbing alcohol.  But this drink I love.  My mother-in-law is a fan of flavor-infused martinis: a martini made with cucumber vodka has been a favorite.  So I thought of her when I came up with this one.  With a playful and tropical spin, this pineapple mint martini served up, is a great one to add to your easy specialty drink arsenal, especially during the summer.  Cheers.

pineapple mint martini

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Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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