The Moon Safari Wins! The Moon Safari Wins!
Many delicious drinks were suggested. Four of the best made it into the finals. Hundred of votes were cast. The winning drink is The Moon Safari, inspired by The Breslin and suggested by Caitlin.
This was one of my favorites and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Pineapple and tarragon all summer long!
Thanks to everyone who suggested a drink, or voted.
Now find yourself a ripe pineapple and have a cocktail.
Happy Summer, everyone!
Once again, the recipe:
The Moon Safari
We got our pineapple juice by pureeing pineapple in a blender and then straining it into a glass. It seems like 1 pineapple will give you just shy of 2 cups of juice using this method.
Update: We made this recently using a different tequila (a cheaper tequila) and it was off. The tequila was too strong so we needed to up the amount of juice we used. Make a test cocktail before proceeding. Use good tequila. !!!
The Moon Safari (inspired by a drink at The Breslin)
- 2 oz. fresh pineapple juice
- 2 oz. blanco tequila
- 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
- fresh tarragon
Combine pineapple juice, tequila, lime juice, and a sprig of tarragon in a cocktail shaker. Add some ice, shake, strain into rocks glass full of ice. Garnish with a spear of pineapple and a sprig of tarragon.
SMITH BITES says:
June 21st, 2010 at 7:16 am
Yes! I was hoping this one would win and in fact, had purchased a fresh pineapple in anticipation – looks like a great start to summer!
The French says:
June 21st, 2010 at 9:25 am
Yay! They all sound amazing. And I know just what stand to grab my pineapple from!
June 21st, 2010 at 12:20 pm
SO glad moon safari won!
i am getting my pineapple & shaking up the safari… heading to a quiet corner of my back & sipping until my husband joins me…
& i’ll serve up another for moi while he enjoys his!
l + d ROCKS!! :)
Dawn (KitchenTravels) says:
June 21st, 2010 at 6:40 pm
All the finalists sounded so good, but this was one of my “top two” so I’m glad it nabbed first place. Love this DOS feature! Hoping you will make it an annual event. :)
June 22nd, 2010 at 12:05 am
I have to say that looks really delicious……..it is winter where I am, so will have to remember this for the warmer months….that is the good thing about the southern hemisphere – it’s warm for Christmas and perfect for cocktails!
June 23rd, 2010 at 12:39 pm
Great contest Tim and even better winner! teehee What a fun way to kick off summer… Cheers!
June 23rd, 2010 at 7:30 pm
I’d like you make this for me please to sip while watching FNL. Can’t think of a better way to pass an evening.
June 25th, 2010 at 7:35 am
So simple. Great recipe. Might taste too good… :)