Pineapple bourbon punch begs for lazy days, where you can lounge around and sip on cocktails. Bourbon, sweet pineapple juice, and hazelnut liqueur are shaken together for a tropical tasting drink.
I am not a big bourbon drinker. I have friends that are, however. Each time I see my friends with a glass of amber liquid I think I want to be a bourbon drinker too. Bourbon seems like such a soulful, sophisticated drink. Bourbon makes me think of classic movie stars like Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth, or Katherine Hepburn. I don’t even know who Rita Hayworth is, but she sounds glamorous. She sounds like the kind of person who would drink bourbon over ice.
I am not the kind of person who can drink bourbon over ice. I’m the kind of person who needs my bourbon masked by something sweet like apple cider or orange juice. In fact, that’s how I like most of my cocktails – with something fruity.
Here am I with yet another fruit-infused concoction – pineapple bourbon punch.
This might be my absolute favorite way to sip on bourbon. I combined the flavors of earthy bourbon, hazelnut liqueur, and extra sweet pineapple juice in a shaker and poured it over ice. The bourbon flavor is more of an undertone and the liqueur is a subtle counterpart to the tropical pineapple juice.
How To Make Pineapple Bourbon Punch
There’s really not much of an ingredient or instruction list. I did use an egg white to make a frothy topping to my cocktail. Do not be afraid to try this. The egg white doesn’t add much flavor, but it makes an excellent, creamy, contrasting topping to this bourbon punch. Add your egg white to your cocktail shaker with your alcohol (without ice) and shake vigorously to stretch the protein in the white; this is what really creates the foamy top. After a good shake, add your ice; shake again and then pour. You can totally omit the egg white if you prefer, the cocktail will still be delicious; it just won’t have the same personality.
This pineapple bourbon punch cocktail is dreamy. It’s so good, that I am already researching new bourbon cocktails to share with you in the future. Looks like I’m in for some fun recipe testing!
Pineapple juice adds tropical sweetness to bourbon and liqueur in this easy cocktail!
- 1 oz Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
- 2 oz bourbon (I used Woodford Reserve)
- 6 oz pineapple juice
- 1 egg white
- Place all the ingredients except for the ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 10 seconds. Add ice and shake again. Pour over ice.