Pour a Pineapple Cocktail & Set Sail for Paradise

My name is Lauren and I’m addicted to tropical, fruity cocktails. I know, I know, the next-day sugar crash alone should be enough to leave me running for the hills. But I can’t fight this feeling any longer. These cocktails make me wish I was lounging in the sunshine on a tropical island with a tiki bar and not a care in the world. Jimmy Buffett really knows what he’s talking about. And lord knows, DC’s weather has been about as far from tropical as you could possibly get. But I got to taste a little piece of paradise on Sunday.

I saw Yacht Rock Revue – a ’70s and ’80s cover band.  Not just any covers, either. We’re talking “Rich Girl,” “Take Me On,” and “I Can’t Go For That.” Yacht Rock Revue has a cult following and, true to the band’s name, fans show up to concerts decked out in their finest nautical attire. This means captain’s hats. If I can’t be on a beach, you better believe I’m going to enjoy my tropical cocktail while dramatically singing along to “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Better believe it.

I didn’t want my tropical beverage bonanza to end and decided to create my own but with more of an edge: Hello, tequila. Think of this cocktail as a fruity beverage and a margarita having a fling. And a flamingo who just wants to hang out.

Now where’s my cabana boy?

1 shot tequila
1 small can pineapple juice
A splash strawberry simple syrup

Combine tequila and pineapple juice, top with a splash of strawberry simple syrup. Cheers!

about DC Girl in Pearls

Hello! I’m Lauren Anne, a twenty-something living in DC. I started DC Girl in Pearls in 2011 as a creative outlet for inspiration. I chronicle my personal style for work + weekends along with my kitchen adventures, cocktails to sip, DIYs and things I love. I live on Capitol Hill by way of upstate New York. My personal style is classic and colorful. I love politics, dessert, making lists, confetti, letterpress, a good book and exploring my city. In high school, I was voted “Most Likely To Be The Next Martha Stewart.” And I went to an all-girls school. I think that pretty much sums it all up. Through DC Girl in Pearls, I hope to brighten and inspire you to celebrate + elevate the everyday on a budget.