Maui Gold is touted as some of the best pineapple in the world.
Well, we are here in Hawaii so we spent the morning at Maui Gold Pineapple to experience what goes on in a real life pineapple farm. We toured with a guide named Shilo and he explained the life of a pineapple. We visited the fields where they grow, saw some plantings and some harvesting. Extremely labor-intensive work in the hot sun as every pineapple slip is planted by hand. While out in the field we watched Shilo quickly peel and cut several pineapples in chunks so we could taste the difference. Yes, so much sweeter and less acidic than the ones we buy in our hometown stores. Unfortunately, Maui Gold pineapples are only sold in Hawaii but can be purchased and shipped to the mainland!
We also learned how to grow a pineapple when we get home and I just might have to give it a try.
ENJOY ISLAND LIFE
If you find yourself wanting to like the original Mai Tai, but not quite able to do so, this Pineapple Mai Tai is your drink. It will take you no more than 5 minutes and this recipe will make 1 cocktail.
- 1.5 oz light rum
- 0.75 oz dark rum
- 0.75 oz orange liqueur
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 0.75 oz lime juice
- 1 oz orgeat syrup
- 0.25 simple syrup
- Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake very well.
- Strain into a large tiki or highball glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish with pineapple leaves, maraschino cherries, and/or wedges of orange, lime and pineapple.
EASY WHEN YOU KNOW HOW
But this gadget helps.
We had to try our hand at coring and slicing a pineapple and making this refreshing drink. Quite easy with this little gadget that nephew Daniel bought.