Wilson's Smash

Wilson's Smash Cocktail

Base Spirit: Rum

Type: Tiki / Tropical

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

Flavor Profile: Fruity/Citrus-forward, Sour, Sweet

About the Wilson's Smash Cocktail

Caramelized-pineapple syrup makes this tropical rum drink something very special.

Ingredients in the Wilson's Smash Cocktail

  • 2 oz Brugal Extra Viejo Rum
  •  1 oz Lime Juice
  •  .75 oz Caramelized Pineapple Syrup*
  •  1 dash Angostura Bitters
  •  2 dashes Absinthe
  •  1 pinch Fresh mint
  • Club soda

Garnish: Lemon wheel

Glass: Rocks

How to make the Wilson's Smash Cocktail

Add all the ingredients except the club soda to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and fine-strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel.

*Caramelized Pineapple Syrup


  • 2 to 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced into half-inch wheels
  • 4 oz Sailor Jerry Rum
  • 3 L (about 12.5 cups) Organic sugar
  • 1.25 L (about 42 oz) Pineapple juice

Melt the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add the pineapple slices and cook, turning occasionally, until darkly caramelized (10 to 15 minutes). Deglaze the pan with the rum. Add the sugar and stir vigorously until it melts into a bubbling mass. Slowly add the pineapple juice and stir to incorporate. Remove from the heat and let cool. Strain, puree the fruit and stir back into the liquid.

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  1. A really tasty cocktail – although the ingredients individually have strong flavors, the mix is suprisingly subtle and refreshing. The carmelized pineapple recipe scales down easily, though fresh pineapple, not canned, is needed for the best flavor.

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