Tropical Paradise
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 35 mins
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into large chunks
  • vodka
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • pineapple-coconut ice cream, optional
  1. For the tropical paradise:
  2. Place the pineapple chunks into a pitcher. Fill the pitcher with vodka. Cover and wrap in plastic wrap. Store in a dark, cool place for 48 hours.
  3. Strain the pineapples and drain excess vodka. Store the vodka in the refrigerator or the freezer.
  4. Melt the butter in a saute pan. Add the pineapple chunks and brown sugar. Saute until the liquid evaporates. Cool completely.
  5. Pour the vodka into a glass. Add a small scoop of pineapple-coconut ice cream. Place a wedge of pineapple on the glass and serve.
  6. Betsy's tidbits:
  7. There aren’t exact measurements for this recipe because it is completely dependent on the size pitcher used. If you are making a very large batch, you will probably need to add more than 1 pineapple.
  8. Remember that the pineapple has soaked in vodka for 48 hours and is very potent.
  9. If you store Tropical Paradise in the freezer, it will become a slushy. A very adult slushy!
Additional time is needed for the pineapples to steep in the vodka.
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