Pineapple Whiskey Sour
It’s sweet and bold with a buttery-smooth finish. Shake up this no-waste Pineapple Whiskey Sour made with sustainable ingredients!
I partnered with Country Crock to mix up this Pineapple Whiskey Sour recipe! Recipe and ideas are my own.Jump to Recipe
Excite your taste buds with the Pineapple Whiskey Sour. This cocktail is a real crowd-pleaser – that also uses some signature no-waste ingredients!
Enjoy sipping on this libation with its bright, tart flavors and foamy texture. Plus, this recipe uses delicious ingredients like Cover Crop Whiskey, a limited, one-time edition spirit brought to you by, J. Rieger & Co to help raise awareness of Country Crock’s Cover Crops Project – supporting sustainable farming.
The Pineapple Whiskey Sour is an exciting cocktail made with some seriously special ingredients! Speaking of sustainability I made this cocktail by incorporating ingredients that you might usually throw out! Here’s what I used to craft this cocktail:
The first step is to create the Pineapple Core Syrup. Start by cutting the core of a pineapple into cubes. Then, cut a lemon rind (after it’s been juiced) into pieces and add both to a medium mixing bowl. Add sugar and hot water to the bowl. Cover with saran wrap and let sit for 2 to 4 hours. It’s important to let the pineapple pieces and rinds infuse with the hot water and sugar for a while for optimal results. Lastly, strain the mixture into a jar. Keep refrigerated for up to a week.
Now, let’s make the Pineapple Whiskey Sour! Add the Cover Crop Whiskey, lemon juice, Pineapple Core Syrup, and aquafaba to a cocktail shaker and dry shake (don’t include ice) for about 30 seconds. Then, add ice and shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker is chilled. Strain into a glass over a large ice cube. The last step is to garnish with a pineapple frond fan and hibiscus flower if desired.
Country Crock asked their neighbor, Kansas City distillery, J. Rieger & Co., to create a specialty whiskey that aims to bring awareness to The Cover Crops Project, which provides Kansas-area farmers with financial resources and training to plant cover crops. And one of the most common cover crops is cereal rye.
If you’re wondering what cover crops are, let me explain! Rotating in cover crops helps protect and replenish nutrients in the soil by preventing soil erosion and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by returning carbon to the soil as a nutrient. In the long term, cover crops can improve farmers’ yields and increase farm resilience, ensuring harvests for years to come. Healthy soil is critical – it ensures the foods we love will be available for generations to come. Because growing the same crop year in and year outstrips the soil of its nutrients. Rotating in cover crops, like cereal rye, replenishes nutrients in the soil.
Get the Cover Crop Whiskey while you can because this is a one time, small-batch 500 bottle edition! All net proceeds will go towards sustainability efforts. Please support sustainable farming and drink responsibly.
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