Pineapple for the Redstone Doli
One of our most popular drinks is the Redstone Doli. We showed you how to make it in this video – pineapple-infused vodka shaken with ice and served in an ice-cold martini glass.
But how do we get the pineapple-infused vodka? It all starts with the giant glass jars you see on the bar at each Redstone American Grill. Lauren shows us how all that pineapple gets in those jars.
Two to three cases of pineapple get cut up for each jar. We start by cutting off the top and bottom of each pineapple. This gives us a flat surface to then trim off the pineapple rind. We cut off the rind on each side and then finish trimming the rind off at an angle, the pineapple left behind is now a hexagon shape. Then, we measure and score one-inch sections of the fruit and make even, one-inch slices. This makes sure that the slices are all even and will stack nicely in the jar. The hexagon shape fits snugly inside the corners of the jar. Once the jar is filled halfway, the scrap pieces are put in the center. This keeps the pineapple from collapsing in on itself.
Once the pineapple is stacked, we add the vodka – about four quarts worth will fill the jar. The whole thing sits for five to six days, while the vodka soaks up the delicious sweetness of the pineapple. Then we drain it and serve it up to you! Cheers!