In the early 1500s, the Spaniard explorers brought pineapples to the Philippines and the Peninsular Malaysia. The fruit spread quickly to Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia – where most international pineapple canning factories were. Pineapples used to be less prevalent in Vietnam compared to its bordering countries, but it’s not the case now.
In the last decades, growing pineapples were encouraged by local government as a good way to improve economy in hilly areas. Today, pineapples are seen almost everywhere in Vietnam; people are using pineapple as a delicious fruit and for cooking.
In bars and café in Hanoi, you may have seen various kinds of pineapple drink. On our Hanoi food tour, we also have opportunities to try endless kinds of pineapple spirit. In this article, I would like to show you how to make pineapple vodka spirit.
- 2 oz of pineapple juice
- 1 small sprig of cilantro
- 1 oz of ginger
- 1 small wedge of lime
- 1 oz of sugar
- 2 oz of vodka
- 3 oz of club soda
- Muddle 1 cilantro sprig, 1 oz ginger, and fresh lime juice.
- In a saucepan, heat 1 oz of water and 1 oz of sugars to make 1,5 oz of simple syrup.
- Add the simple syrup to the cup, 1 cup of small ice cubes, 2 oz of vodka, and 2 oz of pineapple juice. Shake well and pour drink into a tall glass.
- Add 3 oz of club soda and serve.
There you go. That’s how to make Vietnamese pineapple vodka spirit for 1 person, with just about 10 minutes preparation. We hope you enjoy your drink, and please contact us if there is anything we can help.