This may end of being the perfect summer drink. I am not sure because I have so many more I probably need to taste just to be certain. I do know that this one got off to a good start. It is light and refreshing and so easy to make.
The idea for this drink was born one night at dinner while we were on vacation in Miami. The restaurant had pineapple blackberry salsa on their menu and bells just went off in my head. I grabbed Wiki's phone and texted the idea to myself and he just shook his head.
Till he drank it and then thanked my genius. So there
2 cups rum (I used light rum)
1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine
3 cups pineapple juice
1 to 1 1/2 cups diced pineapple
1 cup blackberries
Place the pineapples and rum in an airtight container and leave in fridge overnight(or at least 4 hours) Once it has soaked, put pineapples and blackberries in a pitcher. Pour the pineapple infused rum and pineapple juice into the pitcher and add the chilled sparkling wine.
You can serve immediately but I think it tastes better if it sits in the fridge a little and the flavors marry together. If you really like the bubbles, you could add a little more sparkling wine to each glass as you pour.
notes**** I have made this a few different times. I added less rum once and less pineapple juice and I still liked the flavor. I also added sprite once and it made it a little sweeter and I liked that way too, but this was my favorite version. This is a drink you can play around with to your taste preference.
I have been on a major pineapple and blackberry kick lately and you will know what I mean by the end of this week. If you come back;)
These would pair well with my pineapple and malibu whoopie pies
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