Grilled Pineapple Old Fashioned
(recipe serving size – 1 cocktail)
For the cocktail:
4 oz bourbon (Bulleit was my weapon of choice)
1 slice of fresh pineapple, 1/2 inch thick
A few dashes of orange bitters
Using an indoor grill pan or an outdoor grill, grill the pineapple for 3 minutes on each side over medium to medium-high heat. Add the slice of pineapple to a shaker filled with 1 cup of ice. Muddle for 20-30 seconds, leaving only a few cubes of ice still frozen.
Add the bourbon to the shaker and shake for a few seconds, just enough to incorporate the pineapple and the alcohol.
Pour the contents of the shaker into a tumbler filled with ice through a strainer, making sure none of the pineapple chunks fall into the glass. Stir in the orange bitters and enjoy while cold!
Tip: While using an outdoor grill with charcoal and/or wood will add another layer of depth and smokiness to the drink, just make sure to clean the rack your pineapple will be resting on well before grilling the fruit. The last thing you want is remnants of the burgers you grilled floating around in your glass.