Pineapple and ginger beer - the perfect tropical combination!
Nothing says tropical vacation more than pineapple drinks and little umbrellas right! I mean seriously, a Pina Colada is the quintessential Hawaiian cocktail that instantly comes to mind when I think about lying on a beach. So any time I go on vacation somewhere warm it just seems like a good idea to order one, that is until I taste it and it’s so sweet and sugary and rarely lives up to my expectations. That is where this Hawaiian Mule is a great alternative to give you all the feels without the fake sugary taste.
Now I am not trying to claim that this drink is healthy, I mean it does still have juice and ginger beer, which we all know has a fair amount of sugar, but what it does have is a more natural flavour and the classic ginger beer “bite” which for some reason feels like a better option. Plus, you don’t get the brain freeze that goes along with those slushy drinks.
The other great thing about this drink is that it can very easily be made non-alcoholic. Kids and your alcohol-free friend will seriously love this treat just as much without alcohol.
So serve this up at your next get together and treat your friends to a tropical getaway in your very own backyard!
prep time 5 minutes
total time 5 minutes
2 oz vodka
3 oz pineapple juice
non-alcoholic ginger beer
1 pineapple spear
1 slice of lime
In a cocktail shaker combine vodka, pineapple juice, the juice of half a lime and ice. Shake vigorously then pour over ice into a cocktail glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with pineapple spear and lime slice.