Rum Cocktail Recipe With Pineapple And Ube

Turn your drink purple with the help of a Filipino staple

Making something with acidulated pineapple: the fastest way to feel like a cocktail nerd at home. Or you can join us in person and learn how to make this cocktail (plus three others) straight from a bar pro, with dumpling pairings from Nom Wah and a welcome glass of sake.

The recipe makes a fair amount of each component, but just consider it an excuse to throw a party.

Recipe adapted from Liquor Lab, New York, NY

Ube-Pineapple Rum Cocktail
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Learn how to make a rum cocktail with an ube infusion and acidulated pineapple with this recipe from Liquor Lab in New York City.
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Total time: 5 minutes
  • For the Ube Infusion
  • 1 ounce ube extract
  • 1 liter simple syrup
  • For the Acidulated Pineapple
  • 1 liter unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 40 grams citric acid
  • For the Cocktail
  • 1½ ounces rum
  • ¾ ounce ube infusion
  • 1 ounce acidulated pineapple
  • Pineapple slice, for garnish
  1. Make the ube infusion: Stir the ube extract and simple syrup to combine. Set aside.
  2. Make the acidulated pineapple: Stir the pineapple juice and citric acid until fully dissolved. Set aside.
  3. Make the cocktail: Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a pineapple slice and serve.
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