Ultimate Pineapple Thai Summer Mocktail/ Pineapple Lemongrass and Basil Mocktail
Pineapple Thai cooler is one recipe which is like a daring attempt to bring Thai flavours to the classic PinaColada as I wanted to omit the Coconut milk. I somehow had never liked Pina Colada, despite a great fan of coconut flavours. Somehow it never worked for me.
Eating a pineapple by itself is a bit risky for me as I develop a sour throat, So a pineapple drink is a welcome way for a pineapple fan like me. A strange thing is that while we lived in Chennai a few years ago, the pineapple available there never gave me a sour throat and I completely enjoyed my pineapple days there.
The sweetness of Pineapple has some magic about it. And during the days when I had all flavours on my mind is when this recipe was conceived. So some basil from the terrace garden and the blooming Lemongrass stalks, thanks to the recent Monsoon showers, I had all that is required in hand.
The beauty of the recipe is the lemongrass syrup I made for this recipe came handy as a great add-on to my Mojito and other cocktails in a party soon after I shot this recipe. I love when U end up with a surprise element during the conception of something. It just comes as a bonus. So here the great recipe to Pineapple Thai cooler brings us a Lemon Grass syrup as a bonus.
You can try adding coconut milk to the recipe of Pineapple Drink, if you are a Pina colada fan, I am sure it will add a different dimension to it.