Stirred and Shaken: Rudyard's Pineapple Lifesaver
Photo by Troy Fields
I asked bartender Stacy to conjure up something special; she deferred to co-worker Ann's recipe for a Pineapple Lifesaver. I didn't take it as a good sign that Stacy smelled the shaker skeptically before dispensing the cloudy yellow liquid into shot glasses, but it actually tasted like pineapple candy. The dart games weren't as smooth, although I did repeatedly show the backboard who's boss. Frustration mounting, I quit in favor of having a seat in Rudz's bunker-like back room and plotting a sting operation to nab a bike thief or two.
1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce pineapple juice
Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.