We spent Spring Break in sunny and exotic Cincinnati, Ohio. (I kid, I kid). Cinci is actually a pretty cool town. My favorite spots? The zoo, Jungle Jim’s (a MASSIVE grocery store full of hard-to-find international products), and the Yard House (it’s a chain, but my first time eating there). The best thing about the Yard House was their extensive cocktail list. My husband and I love, love, love trying (and crafting) new cocktails (I’d call it a hobby…), so we studied and took notes on the YH cocktail list like there was going to be a test later. My husband ordered a Pineapple Mule – delicious. We knew we had to try it at home.
1 1/2 oz. pineapple vodka (we used New Amsterdam)
5 oz. alcoholic ginger beer (we used Crabbie’s)*
1/2 oz. lime juice
2-3 pineapple chunks
2 sprigs of mint
We approached this a little like a mojito. Muddle one sprig of mint, pineapple and lime juice together in a copper mug. Add ice and pour in vodka. Stir gently. Pour in ginger beer and stir again. Garnish with mint. Cheers to the weekend!
*You can use nonalcoholic ginger beer (alcoholic may be harder to find, depending on where you live). If you use nonalcoholic, increase vodka by 1/2 to 1 ounce, depending on taste