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“I couldn't resist the name of this drink when I saw it published in the June 25, 2008 New York Times. Adapted from Forbidden Island, Alameda, California.”
1 drink

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 leaves of fresh mint
  • 12 peeled pineapple ring, cut 1/2-inch thick, core removed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon peach liqueur (preferably Leopold Brothers or Mathilde)
  • 1 tablespoon honey syrup (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons clear rum, more if necessary
  • pineapple juice, if necessary


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender with about 1/1/2 cups ice. Puree until smooth. If too thick, add a little pineapple juice or extra rum, to taste. It should look like a slushy minto pesto. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass or goblet, and serve with a straw snipped to rise 2-3 inches above rim of glass.
  2. Note: To make honey syrup, combine equal measures of honey and water, and stir well.

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