Coffee and pineapple are dynamic flavor combination in drinks, but coffee can dominate and overwhelm other nuanced flavors in a drink. Adding whole coffee beans right into the mixing glass, this adds a slight hint of coffee to your Old Fashioned. The smokey, caramelized pineapple plays off of the caramel, chocolate and nutty notes of the Bourbon and coffee beautifully.
- 2 oz Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
- 1/4 oz charred pineapple syrup (recipe here)
- 6 coffee beans
- 1 dash aromatic bitters
- garnish: pineapple leaves, cherry, orange peel
Add Elijah Craig bourbon, pineapple syrup, bitters and coffee beans into a mixing glass. Stir with ice for 30 seconds. Strain the drink into an old fashioned glass. Express orange peel over glass and discard. Garnish with pineapple leaves and cherry.
Charred Pineapple Syrup : 1 pineapple, sliced | 5 tbsp brown sugar – 1/2 tsp per side | 2 cups water | 3/4 cup sugar
Cut pineapple into 1/2 inch slices. Heat grill pan on medium high. add brown sugar coated pineapple slices grill for 10 mins on the first side. Flip and grill for 6-8 minutes on the other side. Removed from the grill. Slice in quarters. Blend pineapple with water and sugar until smooth . Staring through a fine mesh strainer into a jar. Store in the fridge for 2 weeks.