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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Maraschino Pineapple

While maraschino is not on the ingredient list, I could call this sweet, almondy garnish by no other name.

Maraschino Pineapple

2 pts pineapple cubes
2 C water
1 T salt
2 C white sugar
1 1/2 oz lemon juice
1 1/2 T almond extract
1/2 C amaretto

Dissolve salt in 1 1/2 C boiling water in a glass or ceramic bowl. Allow to cool to room temperature, roughly 15 minutes, and add pineapple. Cover and refrigerate 6 to 12 hours (or overnight). Drain salt water and give the pineapple and bowl a short rinse. Return pineapple to bowl. In a separate saucepan, combine sugar and 1/2 C water over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice, almond extract and amaretto. Pour mixture over pineapple and refrigerate 6 to 12 hours (or overnight).

Variation: No one could fault you for substituting cherries for pineapple.


Deb said...

Hi Shwan! You either have a lot of time (I doubt!) or YEARS of drinking and cocktail making experience. Let's go with the last one. The garnish sounds delish. Can't wait to read what you post for the upcoming holidays!

Shawn said...

Thanks Deb! I do in fact have a host of holiday cocktails waiting in the wings. I hope you'll enjoy them.