Mint Julep Pineapple from Epicurious.com
This is for college Professor Mulcahy who used to cryptically remark during review while faintly looking off into the distance..."I can see myself drinking a mint julep in this corner of your space." None of us students could figure out what the heck that really meant, but we figured it was a favorable comment and our buildings were worthy of the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. To this day I have yet to drink from the silver julep cup. But when I saw this easy recipe on Epicurious and with a handful of fresh mint in the fridge, I knew that the moment was now.
Mix 2 Tblsp of good bourbon, 1 Tblsp superfine sugar and 1/2 cup chopped mint into a bowl for about 20 minutes for flavors to blend. Strain the syrup through a sieve to capture the spent mint. Meanwhile skin, quarter, core and chop a ripened pineapple into 1/8" pieces. Place fruit and mint syrup into bowl and throw in a few extra whole mint leaves. Mix and chill. Enjoy in an elegant well lit space with genteel company.