The Story Behind The Pineapple Sunrise Sour
I am in Mexico right now, and the abundance of fresh fruit and tequila make the country great for cocktail inspiration. I became obsessed with these miniature pineapples that I found at the local market, and in Mexico there is no shortage of high quality tequila, so combining the spirit with the little pineapples made for a delicious drink.
I started with the idea of making a Tequila Sunrise and used pineapple juice instead of the traditional orange to give it a more tropical base, but then decided to add something and create a signature Beautiful Booze Cocktail. Since I love sours almost as much as I love sunrises, combining the two worked perfectly. I didn’t have access to lemons here, so I pressed some fresh lime juice and added a little egg white to give my adaptation some of that silky mouth feel that all sours should have. To sweeten this sunrise I used some maraschino cherry juice instead of using sugar syrup or grenadine. By doing so, I was able to take the classic sunrise and transforms it into a glass of topical wonder!
- 1.5 ounces of tequila
- 2 ounces of pineapple juice
- ½ ounce of cherry juice
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup of ice
- To a shaker add tequila, pineapple juice, and egg white.
- Shake for 20 seconds then add ice.
- Shake for another 20 seconds then strain mixture into serving glass.
- Pour cherry juice down the side of the glass.
- Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.