Welcome to your weekend cocktail situation! I paired a spicy roasted pineapple syrup with tequila, fresh pineapple juice, tart lime, and super herbaceous cilantro! Some like it hot and this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail has that lil’ bit o’ heat you crave!
Welcome to your weekend cocktail situation! I paired a spicy roasted pineapple syrup with tequila, fresh pineapple juice, tart lime, and super herbaceous cilantro! Some like it hot and this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail has that lil’ bit o’ heat you crave! www.mind-over-batter.com
I’m here to speak to a demand. A demand for cocktails. Whose demand? Well… Mine. I’m improving my cocktail game and taking you all for a ride down cocktail town.
Buckle your seatbelts.
It’s on.
Welcome to your weekend cocktail situation! I paired a spicy roasted pineapple syrup with tequila, fresh pineapple juice, tart lime, and super herbaceous cilantro! Some like it hot and this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail has that lil’ bit o’ heat you crave! www.mind-over-batter.com
I’ve been doing research, dreaming up pairings.
Playing with flavor profiles.
Some work. Some…? Not so much.
Have you tried my cocktails? They’re a bit on the sweet side, I know. I’m trying to change that.
But not today.
Welcome to your weekend cocktail situation! I paired a spicy roasted pineapple syrup with tequila, fresh pineapple juice, tart lime, and super herbaceous cilantro! Some like it hot and this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail has that lil’ bit o’ heat you crave! www.mind-over-batter.com
This cocktail is sorta sweet and pushed me outside my comfort zone.
Flow with me. Let’s talk about it.
I heard from a fellow food writer that pineapple and cilantro are hot right now in the Pinterest world. Not sure if you’ve noticed that I beat to the slightly tone deaf tune of my own drummer. I post what I want, when I want, if I want. I don’t necessarily follow food trends, and have recently begun to observe seasons. I do, however, post food I feel is appetizing.
Sometimes it’s pin worthy, sometimes…? Not so much.
Welcome to your weekend cocktail situation! I paired a spicy roasted pineapple syrup with tequila, fresh pineapple juice, tart lime, and super herbaceous cilantro! Some like it hot and this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail has that lil’ bit o’ heat you crave! www.mind-over-batter.com
And that’s been OK. Fine, actually. Because despite that, this little space has grown. I’m not in the same league as the famous names. That’s fine, bruh. I hold my own. Plus patient is my middle name. It’s not. It’s some long ass Latino name that almost made the Social Security Administration slap me with an annex card.
Welcome to your weekend cocktail situation! I paired a spicy roasted pineapple syrup with tequila, fresh pineapple juice, tart lime, and super herbaceous cilantro! Some like it hot and this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail has that lil’ bit o’ heat you crave! www.mind-over-batter.com
When I read “what was hot on Pinterest” article, I rolled my eyes. At first. Then I thought, fuck it – Posting what’s hot right now will not change the integrity of this space.
With that, this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail was born.
I’m an island girl who loves pineapple, not just for its sweet tropical flavor and delightful acidity – I love it because it’s a rich source of vitamin C and Bromine, which is said to slow down the growth of cancer cells.
Welcome to your weekend cocktail situation! I paired a spicy roasted pineapple syrup with tequila, fresh pineapple juice, tart lime, and super herbaceous cilantro! Some like it hot and this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail has that lil’ bit o’ heat you crave! www.mind-over-batter.com
I love spicy cocktails. Not ‘holy crap, my nose is running heat’ – I dig the sort of heat you can feel on the tongue, yet not strong enough to overpower a dish or drink.
My spice of choice right now is Aleppo pepper, which isn’t too hot at all. I found some at TJ Maxx and depleted their supply. If you can’t find Aleppo pepper, pulverized crushed red pepper will do. The pineapple is cut into slices, placed on a baking sheet lined with parchment, and then roasted with a sprinkle of pepper and brown sugar.
Welcome to your weekend cocktail situation! I paired a spicy roasted pineapple syrup with tequila, fresh pineapple juice, tart lime, and super herbaceous cilantro! Some like it hot and this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail has that lil’ bit o’ heat you crave! www.mind-over-batter.com
The roasting caramelizes the sugar and adheres the spice to the pineapple. The pineapple is then blended until smooth with water and sugar and cooked to extract a smoky simple syrup.
This simple syrup is muddled with cilantro leaves for a peppery herbaceous bite. I know some of you aren’t into cilantro – It’s a love it or hate situation – Like Hilary Clinton. Growing up Latina means cilantro runs through my veins alongside blood.
Lime juice, tequila, and fresh pineapple juice are added with some ice, and then shaken like a Polaroid picture in an Outcast video.
Welcome to your weekend cocktail situation! I paired a spicy roasted pineapple syrup with tequila, fresh pineapple juice, tart lime, and super herbaceous cilantro! Some like it hot and this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail has that lil’ bit o’ heat you crave! www.mind-over-batter.com
This cocktail is topped with a splash of seltzer and garnished with cilantro strips and an Aleppo pepper sprinkle (there’s a recipe for the sprinkle).
I can’t say for certain – I would have to remix all the cocktails on the blog to be sure – But I am almost positive this is one of the best cocktails I’ve made in a long time.
I loved it. In fact, I had two. For research purposes and whatnot.
The smokiness of the roasted pineapple syrup just shines. Lime and pineapple juices provide the right balance of acidity. That sweet/salty/spicy flavor of the sprinkle? It’s so dope. It’s sort of my favorite part. And the peppery cilantro just seals it. It’s like a contained explosion of flavor. So many layers. Every sip is different.
Welcome to your weekend cocktail situation! I paired a spicy roasted pineapple syrup with tequila, fresh pineapple juice, tart lime, and super herbaceous cilantro! Some like it hot and this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail has that lil’ bit o’ heat you crave! www.mind-over-batter.com
I don’t rep my cocktails all the time, though I am confident in my mixology skillz thus far.
I am repping this Spicy Roasted Pineapple Cilantro Cocktail hard.
It is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Add to Favourites