Every Sunday my grandparents on my mothers side get the family together for lunch and it becomes an all day feast and everyone brings a dish and hangs out so when I’m home in North Carolina I make sure to go and see everyone as much as I can. This week my aunt bought a variation of a southern delight called Pistacio Cool Whip Salad (I don’t know how it is considered a salad). It was absolutely delicious and was sweet like a dessert but is consumed as a side with the main entree. Anyway, the main ingredient is cool whip and in with that there were prominent flavors of pistachio (from somewhere) and pineapple.
I just had to make a cocktail that resembled it when I got home and thought a Fizz was the best way to bring all the flavors together and still have a good balance of sweet and citrus. The pineapple was great for bringing balance and with the addition of lemon juice it really cut through everything else and bought a citrus tang to the cocktail. I decided to use rum in the place of the gin for this concoctions also as I felt it bought a little more character to the cocktail and the earthier tones worked great.
- 2 ounces rum
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce pineapple juice
- 1 ounce Monin pistachio syrup
- 1 ounce cream
- 1 egg white
- Soda water (2 ounces)
- Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
- Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
- Strain out ice
- Shake extra hard to really build the foam
- Double/Fine strain into a cocktail glass
- Top with soda water
- Garnish & Enjoy!