This post has been sponsored by 7UP, but all content + photography is mine alone.
Summer is so close I can practically taste it! And I have to say…if summer was a cocktail, it would be this delightfully refreshing concoction that Dane and I turn to for a tropical treat as soon as the temperatures soar above 80 degrees here in Hawaii. My Pineapple Poolboy is equal parts fruity and refreshing and the little kick of fizz elevates it from just your average mixed drink to a beautifully bubbly boozy beverage – say that 5 times fast! One of the things that makes this a go-to for us is that while it’s loaded with flavor, it comes together in a snap and is comprised of things you probably already keep in your refrigerator or pantry.
So, with that in mind, ring the pool boy, ‘cause we’re about to get this party started!
To bring the Pineapple Poolboy together, you will need:
2 shots coconut rum
2 shots pineapple juice
Juice from half a lime
About 1 shot 7UP
In a hurry? You can get every single one of these ingredients off Drizly (even the shaker!), which makes pulling this cocktail together a breeze!
1. In a shaker, combine coconut rum, pineapple juice and the juice from half of a lime freshly squeezed. Shake well.
2. Pour over ice in a tumbler.
3. Top with 1 shot of 7UP. To be honest, I typically don’t measure this part and just pour a quick shot straight from the bottle.
4. Stir to combine, garnish with a lime peel or wedge and enjoy!
A couple things to note: The only critical step of this recipe is to make sure that there are equal parts rum and pineapple juice, so if you really want to kick things up a notch, make it a triple and go 3 for 3! If coconut isn’t a flavor you prefer, feel free to substitute regular white rum or another flavor. To streamline the drink, sub in Pineapple Rum and to make it more tropical use Dragon Berry Rum. And finally – to make this drink a bit stronger, add in a floater of dark rum in the shell of your juiced lime. Bottoms up!
Dane and I love the added fizz of 7UP in this drink (what is it about carbonation that is just so good in the hot summer months?!) and the lemon-lime flavor adds nicely to the drink. This summer, 7UP is reinventing the process of making cocktails with their new 7UP Digital Bartender. With the click of a button from 7UP.com on your mobile device, you can impress your friends with a perfectly proportioned cocktail every single time. No fancy measuring or bartending tools needed – just a mobile device!
So how does it work? All you have to do is position your phone next to your glass, then pull down the top level so that it is positioned where you want the top of your drink. The program automatically adjusts the proportions so you don’t have to worry about estimating a partial quantity to get a perfect fit with your glass. Fill your glass with ice and start adding the ingredients from the bottom up. How cool is that?! I feel like it brings a whole new meaning to the term party trick 😉
What’s your go-to drink in the summer?