Imbibing Mr. Boston: Burning Sun Cocktail

IMG_7761-800I had no idea that finding a bottle of strawberry schnapps was going to be such a hassle.  But, after going to five(!) different liquor stores, I finally found one.  And truth be told, it’s not a bad drink.  I’ve snuck a few sips here and there.  But, in the fruit driven Burning Sun, it really does make the difference between a bad cocktail and one that works.  The key here is to make sure that you use a high-proof schnapps and not just a bottom shelf liqueur.  The alcohol will cut through the sweetness of the pineapple juice and balance everything out.

As for using a strawberry as a garnish.  That’s a great idea in the summer, but seeing as it’s now February, not something I’d recommend.  I bought some frozen organic strawberries, but they lacked the full flavor of what would have made a wonderful edible garnish.

Burning Sun
1.5oz strawberry schnapps
4oz pineapple juice
garnish: whole strawberry

Pour into ice-filled highball glass and stir. Garnish with strawberry.

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