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When dreaming of summer cocktails (which is often), I want something refreshing and crisp with a little touch of sweet. A flavor that reminds me of a beach resort in Hawaii and not the desert of Arizona… Pineapple juice is much too sweet on its’ own and I used Diet 7UP® to cut the sweetness a bit and add a crisp, clean flavor. I prefer to use diet over regular 7UP, but either soda will work well for the cocktail! You may be sitting in your backyard at your house for the cocktail but you will feel like you are in a tropical paradise while drinking it!
2 Parts Diet 7UP
Whole Pineapple (see below on how to core for a pineapple cup)
2 Parts Pineapple Juice (reserved from cut pineapple or purchase separately)
Dash of Grenadine
Squeeze of fresh Lime Juice
1 shot Coconut Rum
Lime slices & flowers for garnish (optional)
A pineapple cup is not essential for this cocktail, but it is perfect for a summer cocktail and it is so easy to make- it just looks hard to do. At least that is what I thought before I tried making one and I was shocked how easy it is!
I purchased a pineapple corer at Target which made the job easy. Insert corer, lift and remove pineapple rings!
Cut out the core with a knife and reserve pineapple juice for the cocktail.
So simple, I promise! And, everyone likes a cocktail in a pineapple, right? Now that the pineapple cup is made, we can combine all our ingredients inside the pineapple and #mixitupalittle (If the 7UP or pineapple juice is warm, add ice, I keep everything chilled)
I like to have both alcohol and nonalcoholic options for guests. To make this cocktail a mocktail, add coconut water instead of coconut rum.
Check out Target’s Cartwheel offer for savings on 7UP and pick up all your supplies and enjoy a refreshing summer cocktail!