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Liquid Gold Cocktail

A recipe for a Liquid Gold cocktail, a hot mulled beverage made with pineapple juice, spices, rum and brandy. It is garnished with spiced pineapple cubes.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Renee


For the Pineapple Garnish:

  • 12 or more cubes fresh pineapple 3/4-inch
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the Mulled Pineapple Juice:

  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice berries
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups pineapple juice
  • 6 ounces dark rum
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 1 vanilla bean pod split in half lengthwise, seeds scraped out


For the Pineapple Garnish:

  1. Adjust oven rack to the middle position and preheat broiler.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and arrange pineapple cubes in a single layer.
  3. Combine sugar, Aleppo pepper, ground cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Sprinkle pineapple cubes with sugar mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  5. Rearrange pineapple in a single layer and broil until caramelized, 2 to 4 minutes.
  6. Transfer tray to cooking rack. When cool enough to handle, skewer at least 3 pineapple cubes onto each of 4 short skewers or sturdy toothpicks.

For the Mulled Pineapple Juice:

  1. Place allspice, peppercorns, cloves, and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add pineapple juice, rum, brandy, and vanilla bean and seeds and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to lowest setting and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard solids.
  5. To serve, place one pineapple skewer in eahc of 4 heat-proof cups. Ladle juice into cups.

Recipe Notes

Recipe copyright © 2013 Quirk Productions. Used with permission.