It’s been a hot summer. I hate heat….anything over 70 degrees is hot to me. I have no idea why I live in California. But that’s a whole different story.
I love fruit any time, but especially on these hot summer days . One of my favorites is fresh pineapple. Unfortunately it doesn’t like me these days and I rarely eat it. Damned indigestion issues. One of the unfun things about getting older. Lot’s of things give me indigestion nowadays. Rgggghhhhh. One of these days I am going to blog about all the unfun things about getting older. If you are one of my younger readers, you will be saying “WHAAAAAAAAAAT??!!” But if you are older, you will totally get it. Hahahahaha.
Ok, so if you like pina coladas…….isn’t that a song? You will like these skewers. I love a good pina colada, but I prefer it with vodka rather than rum. I once got very sick drinking rum……but that too is a whole different story. 🙂
When you order it with vodka, it’s called a chi-chi. The Bali Hai restaurant here in San Diego, makes the best!! Well, these skewers remind of that drink.
Fruit soaked with alcohol is yummy. I will give you another yummy idea at the end of this post.
These pineapple skewers are not real sweet. The only sweetness comes from the pineapple itself. If you want it sweeter and the pineapple isnt real sweet, you could use pina colada mix instead of the coconut cream. But personally, I find that way too sweet.
Dont try to hurry the process. You really should soak your fruit at least overnight.
Boozy Pineapple Skewers
fresh pineapple chunks (about 2 cups)
1 cup vodka (or rum)
1 cup coconut cream
toasted shredded coconut
In a dish at least 2″ deep, lay out the pineapple chunks.
in a bowl, mix together the coconut cream and vodka. Pour it over the pineapple. Cover and chill for at least 24 hours.
Remove from fridge. The cream mixture will look a bit chunky. Just loosen it up with a spoon and spoon it over the pineapple.
Put pineapple chunks on wooden skewers. Dredge each skewer in the toasted coconut. You could even add a maraschino cherry!
Another boozy fruit idea:
- Watermelon margarita skewers: soak watermelon chunks in a mixture of tequila and lime juice. Skewer fruit and sprinkle with coarse salt.