Recently, I wrote about one of my favorite liquors (if not my absolute favorite) in the world: Plantation Pineapple Rum.
In that post, I wrote about using the rum as a unique negroni variation, but for the average person, the most likely use case for this rum would be in a Pineapple daiquiri – also known as a Stiggins daiquiri.
Because it’s that freaking good.
The pineapple daiquiri is the perfect blend of unique, easy-to-make, and delicious. Even if you don’t traditionally like rum, 99.9% of people like this.
I went into more of the details of the rum itself in that other post, so for this one, let’s just jump in.
How to Make a Pineapple Daiquiri
What I love about this drink, and daiquiris in particular is that you can do so much to very easily mix them up.
Adding half an ounce of say, apricot liqueur can add an extra layer to the drink. Splitting the base and using 2 or even 3 different rums, can add complexity.
So I’d encourage you to experiment with different ideas once you’ve got the old stand-by down.
But I want to make this as simple as possible, because the results of this are fantastic:
- 2oz Plantation Pineapple Rum
- .75oz fresh lime juice
- .75oz simple syrup
Shake and strain into a coupe.
This is how I most often make the drink. Because often I’m making a bunch of them for a party or a dinner, and it’s both easy and delicious.
If it’s more of a one-off thing, I might split the base with some Plantation 3 star, or maybe even add a hint of Smith and Cross or rhum agricole.
Sometimes I’ll use demerara rather than regular simple syrup.
It’s going to taste good no matter what.
The only downside to this Stiggins daiquiri, is that it’s becoming more expensive to make! When I got my first bottle around 5 years ago it was around $30 in Oregon. Checking this week, it’s up to $43 a bottle here – and considering how quickly you can go through it, it can get pricey quickly.
If you’re worried about that, then I’d go 1oz each of pineapple and regular Plantation 3 star rum. You’ll still get the hints of pineapple, and the bottle will go twice as far.
Pineapple Daiquiri (Using Plantation Pineapple Rum)
- Cocktail Shaker
- Hawthorne Strainer
- 2 oz Plantation Pineapple Rum
- .75 oz Fresh lime juice
- .75 oz Simple Syrup
- Combine all drinks into shaker
- Shake vigorously for 20 seconds
- Double strain into coupe glass
Looking for More Rum Cocktails?
- Lucky Peach: A Strong Rum Cocktail – Sweet, strong, and bitter. This is an excellent rum sipper.
- Artsy Bird: A Dark Rum Negroni – This is for the negroni lover that wants something different.
- Dockside: Rum Old Fashioned – One of our signature drinks over here at Slightly Pretentious
- Mai Tai Recipe – A Slightly Pretentious take on the classic tiki drink