Aloha Recipe

Aloha Recipe

In this cocktail from The Spotted Pig, a pineapple shrub brings the fruit fresh flavor and acidity, rather than its nectary, tropical sweetness; it's balanced by the herbal bite of gin.

  • Yield:1 cocktail
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:1 week


  • For the pineapple shrub:
  • 1 whole pineapple
  • 16 ounces champagne vinegar
  • 12 ounces sugar
  • 8 ounces coconut water
  • For the cocktail:
  • ice
  • 3/4 ounce Bombay Sapphire gin
  • 3/4 ounce pineapple shrub
  • squeeze of lemon
  • Cava or other sparkling wine


  1. 1.

    For the pineapple shrub: Cut a pineapple into large pieces. In a non-reactive container, cover with the champagne vinegar. Let sit for 7 days, stirring well every day. Strain through cheesecloth into a medium saucepan. Add sugar and coconut water, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. 2.

    For the cocktail: fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, pineapple shrub, and squeeze of lemon. Shake well and strain into a champagne flute. Top with cava.