Yes, I'm going all Sandra Lee (GACK!) on you and putting some alcohol in a martini glass and calling it a something-tini. Okay, well, not quite. This one is a -TEA-ni because it's got tea in it. Clever, ain't I?
My Pineapple White Tea-ni has antioxidants to help your poor liver process the alcohol. That means you don't have to feel so guilty about drinking it, either. Oh, and because I've used some stevia in it, it doesn't have so many calories. (Thanks to reader and best friend, Tobermory for inspiring this one after telling me about her Truvia Lemon Drop.)
This cocktail is an easy drinker, too. It's not so sweet that you'll get bogged down drinking it, the way you might with a Pina Colada. In the future, I'll try swapping the vodka for some white rum. For now, though, I am pretty pleased with the tasty, yet subtle results.
Pineapple White Tea-ni
2 jiggers freshly brewed pineapple white tea (I used Republic of Tea's Pineapple Guava 100% White Tea)
1 jigger pineapple juice
2 jiggers vodka
1 packet Truvia sweetener, or equivalent amount of liquid stevia
1) Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
2) Throw in all of the ingredients.
3) Shake it!
4) Strain into a martini glass.
5) Garnish with fresh pineapple or a stupid-looking pineapple drink thingie.
6) D R I N K !