Muddled Rosemary and Pineapple Cocktail


Welcome to Cocktail Day, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and Donna of Cookistry. We are raising our glasses to toast you all with some unique and delicious cocktails and mocktails in anticipation of the Big Game and Valentine’s Day. Be sure to bookmark or pin these creative beverages for your next gathering. We hope you enjoy this marvelous event and the incredible giveaways from our generous sponsors. Cheers!


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Muddled Rosemary and Pineapple Cocktail


1 cup pineapple chunks
4 small springs rosemary plus more for garnish
1 bottle sparking wine (cold)
2 cans ginger ale chilled


Muddle 2-3 chunks of pineapple and a sprig of rosemary into a cocktail or wine glass. Muddle until fragrant and juicy. Fill glass with ice. Add about a 1/3 cup of wine and top off with the ginger ale. Continue process with three other glasses. Garnish with rosemary and serve immediately.
Serves 4.

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24 Responses to “Muddled Rosemary and Pineapple Cocktail”

  1. #
    Gina — January 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Hmmm, Pineapple cocktail, whiskey glazed carrots. . . Am I seeing a pattern here? Seriously, both are on my “to make” list.



    • vgantley — January 21st, 2014 @ 9:25 am

      Yup! I love the booze!


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    Betsy | — January 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I’ve never heard of using rosemary in a drink before…. very cool! It looks delicious!


    • vgantley — January 21st, 2014 @ 9:25 am

      I wasnt sure if this would work, it tasted awesome.


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    Tara — January 19, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    What a fantastic combination of flavors, it looks sooooo delicious!!


    • vgantley — January 21st, 2014 @ 9:23 am

      Thanks the hubbie and I thought so.


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    Amy R — January 20, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Yum! I love pineapple! I would have never thought to mix it with rosemary.


  5. #
    Christy — January 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Fabulous combination of flavors – this looks perfect for sipping poolside!


    • vgantley — January 21st, 2014 @ 9:24 am

      It is to cold for the pool here. maybe in the spring.


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    Megan @ The Pink Flour — January 20, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    LOVE the flavor combinations – definitely want to try this one!


  7. #
    Liz — January 21, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Ooh, sparkling wine and pineapple???? Sound like my kind of cocktail! Delish!


    • vgantley — January 21st, 2014 @ 9:23 am

      Liz, it really was good!


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    Andrea {From the Bookshelf} — January 21, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Really interesting combination! Looks really yummy!


  9. #
    Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories — January 23, 2014 at 4:19 am

    That sounds soooo refreshing!


  10. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — January 24, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Love it! Perfect blend of flavors.


  11. #
    Donna Currie — January 24, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Oooh! I’ve never thought about mudding pineapple – I really like it.


  12. #
    Martha F — January 25, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Love this give away! Only a catholic lady living in the south would have the guts to give away cocktail tools. I also live in coastal Virginia but grew up outside of Buffalo NY where the population was 90 % catholic and never new people thought cocktails where evil. Would love to win.


  13. #
    Martha F — January 25, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Forgot to mention favorite cocktail….something sweet and fruity.


  14. #
    Stacy — January 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

    That is one beautiful, refreshing drink, Vonnie! I hope your birthday was as sweet and lovely as you are!


  15. #
    Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories — January 25, 2014 at 11:31 am

    That looks so beautiful! Congrats on getting it on the food photo site too!


  16. #
    Sarah — January 25, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Creative drinks are fun!


  17. #
    Kim Beaulieu — January 26, 2014 at 2:35 am

    This is so pretty, I’m really digging this one. It’s gorgeous.


  18. #
    Guyla — January 26, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Simple, pretty and delicious sounding. What’s not to love?


  19. #
    Dionne Baldwin — January 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Looking at your recipe I know this is a cocktail that I would love. The bubbley-ness of sparkling wine with the ginger ale and pineapple with rosemary (my favorite!) would be so perfect right now! I may have to make one. You know, just so I can say that I tried it. :-)


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