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Have you ever ordered a drink with pineapple in it and had your system immediately rebel against the unholy sugar levels?  Chelsea has perfected the essence in our Pineapple Cilantro Gimlet.  The first sip is a refreshing surprise – tangy pineapple with a hint of sweetness, combined with the cool herbal notes of cilantro.  A brûléed lime brings it all together in a beautiful citrusy way.  Serve this stunner with ceviche, jicama, or blackened chicken, fish, or shrimp.

Missouri Spirits’ Pineapple Cilantro Gimlet

1.5 oz Ozark Mountain Daredevils Gin

1.0 oz pineapple

0.5 oz fresh cilantro leaves (about 10 – 15)

1 fresh lime wheel, quartered

Muddle lime and cilantro in shaker.  Add gin, pineapple, and ice; shake and strain into chilled glass.

Top with cold Sprite and lime wheel.  For an additional touch, use a culinary torch to brûlèe the lime wheel.

Ozark Mountain Daredevils Gin can be purchased locally at Brown Derby or in-house at Missouri Spirits.  Believe us when we say that this particular gin absolutely makes this cocktail.

The Fresh Spring Roll Bowl

Turns out, spring rolls get about 1000% better when they’re undressed in a bowl.  Cat has refined and adapted this crisp, complex favorite into a bowl that is at the same time satisfying and refreshing.  Come to think of it, it’d be a great pairing with the Pineapple Cilantro Gimlet or the Fresh Basil Gimlet.  Yeah, we’d come on in if we were you.