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Grilling – A Pineapple Cocktail


The warm weather inspires grilling and while I love tossing pizzas, hamburgers and veggies on the grill, my world revolves around cocktails. With a pineapple in one hand and a passion of Aviation based drinks in the other, I got to work this last sunny weekend on a Grilled Pineapple Southside. The beauty of the Southside is it’s easy to add in almost any fruit and herbs to make a new version of a classically great drink and make it your home signature cocktail. Try my drink below or experiment with what you have on hand, like peaches, watermelon or plums.

Grilled Pineapple Southside

Step 1 – Cut your pineapple into grillable strips

Pineapple 1


Step 2 – Grill on all sides until you get tasty grill marks on your pineapple



Step 3 – Cut pineapple into 1 inch chunks and then follow the recipe below.


  • 2 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 3/4 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 2 chunks Grilled pineapple
  • 6 leaves Mint
  • 3/4 oz Simple syrup
  1. In a pint glass, muddle the mint leaves and pineapple chunks
  2. Add spirits & mixers
  3. Fill with ice & shake vigorously
  4. Fine strain into a cocktail glass
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig and a pineapple chunk

Happy grilling!

– Kelly Sanders, Marketing Manager

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