When warm weather starts to hit, it’s time for pineapple cocktails. The sweet, golden fruit lends a rich, tropical flavor to any libation and gets us in the mood for beach days and poolside hangs. Ironically, though, pineapple drinks are often not so bathing suit body-friendly—just look at the Piña Colada with its heavy (albeit delicious) coconut cream. Luckily, there’s still a way to get all of that pineapple-y goodness without so much sugar or calories: homemade pineapple rum.
All you have to do is cut a pineapple into large pieces, place them in a jar, pour in some gold rum and let it sit for two weeks. A quick shake every day will help the infusion process along. Then you can strain it and enjoy. This rum is great neat or used in place of regular rum in your favorite cocktails if you’re looking to give the formula an extra tropical tinge.
32-ounce Mason jar
1 750-mL bottle dark or gold rum
1 ripe pineapple