Thursday, September 22, 2016


What's with the garnishes on this drink? The Pollyanna looks like a tropical drink, but it is really a sweet Martini with grenadine surrounded with tropical fruits. The interesting thing is that the scent of all those pineapple and orange slices really changes the drinking experience. The cocktail itself is pretty bitter, with gin and Antica Formula vermouth, so sipping next to sweet fruits balances things out. Why three of each piece of fruit? So you can bite one for every sip you take. And I really recommend it to readers: bite an orange slice and sip; bite a pineapple slice and sip again and see how the drink changes. You're no Pollyanna if you can make and consume this drink.
  • 3 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 tsp. grenadine
  • 3 orange slices
  • 3 pineapple slices
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass garnished with 6 pieces of fruit.

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