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!