Today’s drink was definitely a winner. If you like pineapples, you’ll like this one. The ingredients are what drew me to the recipe. At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to try this drink or not, but I decided that this blog is about being adventurous and trying things that I don’t eat everyday. This recipe is perfect for that. You can find this one in the 1942 edition of The New American Cook Book.
- 1 1/2 c canned unsweetened pineapple juice
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 drops Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg white
- crushed ice
- 2 12 oz bottles dry ginger ale
Place all ingredients except ginger ale in a shaker or screw cap jar, leaving enough room for a thorough shaking. Shake 20 times. Add chilled ginger ale and serve in cocktail glasses. Serves 12.
So far this week, this is my favorite. This drink dials down the sweetness and heaviness of pineapple juice and turns it into a light, refreshing drink. It was a little frothy when first poured into the glass, but that doesn’t last long. If you are worried about the Worcestershire sauce, don’t be. You can’t taste it at all. In fact, I’m tempted to add a few drops more when I make this next to see if it adds more depth to the flavor.
The reactions in my family were very mixed. There are a few people who don’t like pineapple at all and didn’t like it. One isn’t a big fan of pineapple, but really liked the drink, and the pineapple lovers in the group thought it was wonderful. I really think the success of this drink in your house depends on whether or not you enjoy pineapple.
Let me know if you try this one.
Here are links to the rest of the drinks in this series: