The Wish You Were Here

In an effort to get out of the house and out of our comfort zone, Kramer and I went to a comedy show on a work night at UCBeast last night, which we rarely, if ever, do. Shocker! I’m a bit tired this morning, but it was worth it, at least. We saw Rich Sommer, Matt Walsh, Jim Parsons, and Anna Chlumsky do a show called Celebrity, which was a lot of fun and despite its late start time, I’d definitely go again. Tonight, we’re planning to head over to Nitehawk Theater to see Safety Not Guaranteed, which looks awesome and I’m really excited about, preceded by drinks somewhere in Williamsburg (I’m hoping The Ides, but every time we try to get in, there is a line and I refuse to wait in line for a $15 cocktail, even if the view is fantastic) and followed by the new episodes of Louie and Wilfred that aired last night. Tomorrow, I’m volunteering with Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, which I think will be both good therapy for me after Tessa’s passing and a way for me to finally get involved in helping out in some way – would you believe how hard it is to get a volunteer position with most animal shelters? I guess I really only have real time to do stuff like this on the weekends, whereas most shelters probably need help during the week. Either way, I will be out with all of BBAR’s adoptable and foster-able dogs, so if you’re looking for a four legged friend, I can let you know where we’ll be!

I saw these baby pineapples and I just. had. to. get. them. I mean…they are so tiny and cute and just begging to be made into cups from which to sip a cool summer cocktail, aren’t they? I had to use an oven mitt to hold the pineapples while I scooped the fruit out from the inside, because despite their adorable appearance, they were really sharp on the outside! After that, though, it was smooth sailing: add a peach, a banana, some tequila, and St. Germain, and boom! You’ve got yourself a tropical treat that you won’t be able to get enough of. Kramer and I enjoyed these in our apartment over the weekend, so even though it was hot outside, we made the best of it and got into the summer groove. I had to add a little umbrella because, come on, I’m drinking out of a pineapple already, you’ve gotta do this whole thing the right way. I highly recommend picking up some tiny umbrellas for yourself, too. It somehow makes this cocktail even more delicious. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Your ingredients.

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Scoop out the fruit from the inside of the pineapple.

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And dice your nectarine or peach.

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Place your pineapple, peach or nectarine, banana, tequila, and St. Germain in your blender and pulse until smooth.

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Pour the cocktail back into your scooped out pineapples and serve with a little umbrella.

The Wish You Were Here
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Serves: 4
 

A deliciously refreshing summer cocktail.
Ingredients
  • 2-4 baby pineapples (or 1 regular pineapple), fruit removed and pineapples left in tact (if you want to use them to drink out of, that is)
  • 1 peach or nectarine, diced
  • 1 banana
  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces St. Germain

Instructions
  1. If you want to use baby pineapples as cups, cut the tops off of them, scoop out the fruit, and keep the pineapples in tact. If you just have a regular pineapple, cut it up and use about 1 cup diced pineapple. Place the fruit in your blender, along with your diced peach or nectarine and banana. Pour in your tequila and St. Germain and top with ice. Turn the blender on, pulsing until pureed and smooth. Taste, and add more St. Germain if you want it to be sweeter. Pour back into the pineapples or into tall glasses and serve.

 

9 Responses

  1. Stacey Evans says:

    Sydney, what a great name and what a beautiful cocktail! I will definitely be trying these when P.J. and Ashlee get here. Sorry again about your beautiful dog. I think it’s wonderful that you are volunteering. I would probably have to bring home the whole shelter!

  2. It has been 105 degrees here for the past three days. We are desperately in need of cool yet tasty beverages, and this one looks absolutely perfect! Can’t wait to try it this weekend.

  3. It’s so awesome that you’re helping out at the shelter! And I will most definitely make these cocktails! It’s much needed after this stressful week of work!

  4. These look so refreshing. I’m going to need one of these this weekend in Boston – it’s supposed to be a nice 95 degrees for the next few days. ;)

  5. Lindsey says:

    these are absolutely adorable, they remind me of the fun drinks at PKNY! good for you for volunteering, being amongst the dogs is just what the doctor ordered. I hope you have a blast this weekend and get to hang with some cute waggly bottoms!

  6. Faye says:

    Needing one (or two) of these rght now! :)

  7. Lynna says:

    So cute and a creative way to serve this drink. Too perfect for the summer!

  8. Deanna B says:

    I wish I was there. If I fly to NY will you meet me at the airport with one in hand?

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