This daiquiri is based off of one of my favorite morning smoothie flavors, pineapple and matcha. If it tastes great without rum, it's definitely going to taste even better with it. This is a random flavor combo for me as I don’t particularly like pineapple or matcha by themselves, but together its amazing.
You could make this with pineapple juice or canned pieces, but I used chunks of fresh pineapple and muddled them in the shaker. I combined the matcha with the simple syrup, but if you really like matcha and want a stronger flavor you could just toss some straight powder in. I used a funky white rum, but I’m tempted by the idea of a coconut rum in this cocktail, maybe next time…
Pineapple Matcha Daiquiri
1 handful of pineapple pieces
1 oz. matcha syrup
1 oz. lime juice
2 oz. ten to one white rum
Add pineapple pieces to a shaker and muddle. Add matcha syrup, white rum and ice to the shaker and shake until chilled and diluted. Strain into a cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with lime and pineapple.
1 part matcha tea
1 part sugar
Combine sugar and hot tea and stir until dissolved.