Rita Pina

Rita Pina

I got this recipe from Harley at the Embassey 14 movie theater in San Antonio. He is one of the best bartender/mixologist I know.

2 oz Pineapple Infused Tequila
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
6 drops Cinnamon Bitters

In a shaker with ice add tequila, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake vigorously. Double strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. If you did not get a decent foam on top, reshake it dry. Add 6 drops of cinnamon bitter on top (the bitters should stay in the foam).

To infuse your tequila simply take 4 or 5 long wedges of pineapple and place them in a mason jar. Fill the jar with tequila. Try to leave as little air as possible. Let sit for 1 to 3 weeks (I liked it fine after 1, and I am impatient). Strain through cheese cloth back into a bottle.

To make the cinnamon bitter take a small, shallow car (I have a small one with a platic lid that works great. Crush up 3 cinammon sticks and place in the jar (not too small, just try cutting them and let htem break). Pour in 100 proof vodka, just enough to cover the cinammon pieces. Cover and let sit for about 6 hours. You can open it and smeel it throughout the day. When the cinammon smell is wonderful it is ready. Strain into an eye dropper bottle (I got mine on Amazon).