Ube-Pineapple Rum Cocktail

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Rum Cocktail Recipe with Pineapple and Ube
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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.

Ube-Pineapple Rum Cocktail

Recipe adapted from Liquor Lab, New York, NY

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

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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