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2014 Best Cocktails in America: Grilled Pineapple Daiquiri

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Category: Rum

Restaurant: The Painted Burro, Somerville, MA

Creator: Nick Ryan, bartender

Inspiration: To create a classic daiquiri that celebrates summer cookouts where everything from pineapple to fish is thrown on the grill.

Key Ingredients: Privateer Silver Rum, grilled pineapple, agave syrup, lime juice, mescal rinse and pineapple sage garnish

Price: $11

What the Judges Said: “Ryan apparently has issues with frozen daiquiris and so do we. He treats this daiquiri with the respect it deserves and elevates it with grilled pineapple, which is a clever touch. We were skeptical of the mescal rinse, yet its slightly smokey character complemented the fire-kissed pineapple. After a couple sips, we were shamed for all the horrible frozen daiquiris we drank in our youth. Thankfully, the price of salvation is only $11.”

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