All growing up, my dad grilled on a Weber charcoal grill, and we had a lot of great memories around that so it’s fitting that my very first grill is also a Weber (the SmokeFire EX6 wood pellet grill).
I’m still coming off the high of my first Father’s Day, and I can’t wait to create similar memories that I shared with my dad, with my own son.
I’m still discovering all the amazing capabilities of this Weber SmokeFire Wood Pellet Grill, and I’m loving the versatility of it so far. To start, I just had to smoke some pineapple to see how it would turn out in a cocktail, and it did not disappoint! This grill really infused the smoky flavor I was after, and the temperature control allowed for perfectly seared pineapple and gorgeous grill marks.
This SmokeFire Pineapple Bourbon Cocktail is citrusy, sweet, and refreshing with a subtle smoky flavor thanks to the addition of the seared and smoked pineapple. This drink is one that you’ll definitely want to make for you and your friends next time you’re grilling outside.
2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Honey syrup
3/4 oz Lemon juice
4-5 Smoked/Grilled Pineapple chunks
2-3 dashes Aromatic bitters (optional)
On a grill, sear and smoke several pineapple wheels. Once smoked, and after the grill marks appear, remove the pineapple wheels from the grill. Cut smaller pineapple chunks and add 4-5 to a cocktail shaker. Add the other ingredients, and muddle the smoked & seared pineapple chunks. Add ice, and shake to chill the cocktail. Fine strain the drink into a rocks glass over ice, and garnish with a seared pineapple wedge. Cheers!
HOW TO MAKE HONEY SYRUP
In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of honey, and 1 cup of water. Warm on medium heat and stir to dissolve and combine the honey and water (do not bring to a boil). Once the honey is perfectly combined, remove from the heat and store the syrup in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
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