Kale, Pineapple, Basil Smash

Serves: 1


1/2 cup fresh pineapple, peeled and cut in 1-inch chunks

8 basil leaves, divided

1 1/2 ounces rye

1/4 ounce fresh kale juice (see note below)

Garnish: basil sprig and pineapple slice


Muddle pineapple and 5 basil leaves in cocktail shaker until you've made a pulpy puree. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, add rye and kale juice. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds.

Place remaining 3 basil leaves in an old fashioned glass. Fill glass with ice, strain cocktail into glass, and garnish with basil sprig and pineapple slice. Serve immediately. Play today at this best kizi games.

Note: Your juice yield will vary depending on which juicer you use. We found that it takes about 3/4 pound of kale to produce 4 ounces of juice.

Popular vegetable substitutions include: Kale

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Autumn Giles.

Muddled fresh basil, fresh pineapple juice, kale juice, and rye whiskey come together in this delicious sweet-tart, herbaceous green smash. I used Rittenhouse Rye, but feel free to use any good rye you have on hand.