Start The Weekend With The Rye-napple

Start The Weekend With The Rye-napple
Photo: Claire Lower

Though I have a robust bar cart situation, I rarely drink at home. At least I used to rarely drink at home. Since I have begun socially distancing, I have rediscovered some forgotten bottles, such as my bff: pineapple rum.

You may remember pineapple rum from cocktails such as this summery old fashioned, this bomb-arse daiquiri, and the Palmetto cocktail. All good, but none are as quietly deadly as the this super boozy, fairly sweet concoction of pineapple rum and Old Overholt rye, and honestly, it’s the kind of potent potable we all need right now.

It’s a stirred cocktail that’s comprised entirely of 80-proof spirits and a bit of simple syrup. The pineapple rum and simple make it sweet and sippable, and the rye gives it a touch of spice. 

To make a Ry-napple yourself, you will need:

  • 60mL Plantation Pineapple rum

  • 30mL Old Overholt rye (or another rye if you like)

  • 8mL 1:1 simple syrup

Add everything to a stirring glass filled with ice and stir until the glass becomes very cold. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and enjoy. If you feel like using a fourth ingredient, you can squeeze a small lime wedge into the glass and toss the whole thing in there. It makes it go down even smoother, which may or may not be a good thing.

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