Acapulco Afternoon Cocktail Is an End-of-Summer Crowd-Pleaser

Acapulco AfternoonWant to send the summer off in style? If you're hosting a party or barbecue and don't want to spend the entire time behind the bar, consider whipping up this fruity and delicious Acapulco Afternoon cocktail, which serves up to 16 guests. 


Tad Dorda, founder and CEO of Chopin Vodka, shares the recipe for this pineapple-based concoction that packs a spicy punch, courtesy of thinly sliced jalapeños. Is your mouth watering yet? Thought so. Check out the simple recipe below and prepare for rave reviews.

Acapulco Afternoon

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Acapulco Afternoon
Makes 16 drinks 

3 cups vodka
6 cups fresh pineapple juice
2 to 3 jalapeños, thinly sliced with seeds removed
1 large bunch of mint, leaves only

If you have the time, fresh-pressed pineapple juice is best, but if you're in a pinch, the team at Chopin prefers to pick up the store-bought variety at Trader Joe's. Here's another tip: Cleaning out seeds from sliced jalapeños is easiest when done under running water, with a bowl underneath.

With summer coming to a quick close, who wouldn't want to channel an afternoon on a tropical island with this cocktail in hand? 


Images via Tad Dorda / Chopin Vodka

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