Vatukarasa is a village on the Coral Coast of Fiji where we bought the first pineapple that inspired this tropical treasure. If you are not a Martini drinker this delightful tropical version will change your mind.
It is relatively simple recipe that marries the sweetness of the pineapple perfectly with Blue Turtle Gin and the acidity of lime. It is very important that you use fresh pineapple and fresh lime juice to achieve the brightness that this cocktail deserves.
60ml of Blue Turtle Gin
15ml of freshly squeezed lime juice
60Ml of fresh pineapple juice
15ml of dry vermouth
Solid clear ice
Lime wheel or pineapple slice for garnish
Cocktail shaker (or something similar)
Strainer (if not built into shaker)
Putting it together
Ensure to chill your Martini glass prior, pop it in the fridge with a few ice cubes whilst you assemble.
Add a generous amount of solid ice to your cocktail shaker (ice that is not solid will melt too quickly and ruin the taste).
Add vermouth, Blue Turtle, lime juice, and pineapple juice to shaker.
Cap and shake vigorously to chill the Martini and create foam. Strain into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with lime wheel or pineapple.
Fiji is not only one of the best holiday destinations in the world it also produces some world class liquor. Whilst traveling to Fiji the Fiji duty free allowance is 2.25 litres of alcohol which should keep you relaxed and ready for your holiday