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Pineapple Happy Hour!

Eva Amurri Martino serves frozen Pineapple daquiris and a grilled hawaiian pizza at a Pineapple-themed happy hour at her Connecticut home

I’m pretty obsessed with pineapples.  The pineapple is the traditional symbol of hospitality, and have also become synonymous with good time summer vibes.  I love eating fresh, juicy pineapple in the summer.  I grill it, chop it in to salsas and salads, blend it in to cocktails and smoothies– and eat it fresh and plain.  A ripe pineapple is a prize! I even have stone pineapples that sit atop the pillars of the gate to our property, welcoming guests and promising a laid-back and jovial time spent among friends.  This summer I was determined to host a delicious and festive Pineapple-themed Happy Hour!  For my Happy Hour, I served a signature Frozen Pineapple Daquiri cocktail, and paired it with a Hawaiian grilled pizza.  And then to be totally honest, Kyle and I repeated this combo the next few nights in a row.  It was THAT good! LOL.

Eva Amurri Martino serves frozen Pineapple daquiris and a grilled hawaiian pizza at a Pineapple-themed happy hour at her Connecticut home

 

Frozen Pineapple Daquiri

  • 2 Cups fresh Pineapple, cut in to chunks
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Milk
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 4 shots of Rum

Add the ingredients in to a blender and blend on high until smooth.  Pour in to each glass, and garnish with lime! Drink responsibly (serves 2)

 

Eva Amurri Martino serves up a frozen pineapple daquiri at her Pineapple themed Happy Hour

Eva Amurri Martino enjoys a frozen pineapple daquiri at her Pineapple themed Happy Hour

Eva Amurri Martino serves a grilled Hawaiian pizza at her Pineapple themed Happy Hour at her Connecticut home

 

Grilled Hawaiian Pizza

  • 1 ball of premade Pizza Dough (of course you can make dough yourself…but who wants to be a hero?)
  • 1 cup fresh Pineapple, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small log fresh Goat Cheese
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 cup ham, sliced in to thin ribbons
  • 2 Tbs Vegetable Oil (for grilling the dough)

Preheat a grill on high for approximately 30 minutes.  Bring your ball of dough out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature. Then turn the grill down to medium.  In the meantime, dust the bottom side of a large sheet pan generously with flour.  With floured hands, roll out and manipulate the ball of pizza dough on the back side of the sheet pan.  You want it to be about a quarter of an inch thick at the most.  Continue to dust the sheet pan with flour as you manipulate the dough to make sure it doesn’t stick.   I like my crust to be in the shape of a long oval.  Now it’s time to grill the crust! Put your vegetable oil in a small bowl, and using a set of tongs dip a folded up paper towel in the vegetable oil and grease the grill.  Carefully, slide the pizza dough on to the grill.  Grill one side until golden, with slight grill marks (approximately 5-7 minutes).  Flip the dough over with tongs.   Next, dress your pizza.  Crumble the goat cheese first, then the ham, pineapple, and red onions right on top of the pizza crust.  Close the lid and allow to cook approximately 5-7 minutes.  If the toppings are not cooked after this time, turn the grill down to low, and close the lid until the toppings are sufficiently cooked/melted.  Remove the pizza carefully with a spatula on to a sheet pan.  Allow to cool for a few minutes, and then sliced in to squares with a pizza wheel.  Enjoy!

Eva Amurri Martino serves frozen Pineapple daquiris and a grilled hawaiian pizza at a Pineapple-themed happy hour at her Connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino serves frozen Pineapple daquiris and a grilled hawaiian pizza at a Pineapple-themed happy hour at her Connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino serves frozen Pineapple daquiris and a grilled hawaiian pizza at a Pineapple-themed happy hour at her Connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino serves frozen Pineapple daquiris and a grilled hawaiian pizza at a Pineapple-themed happy hour at her Connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino serves frozen Pineapple daquiris and a grilled hawaiian pizza at a Pineapple-themed happy hour at her Connecticut home

 

Photographs by Courtney Ann Photography

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Lisa says:

    Oh my god everything looks delicious!!! I have one quick question. For the daiquiri, can you substitute anything else for the coconut milk? I’m unfortunately not a fan of coconut 🙁 Wish I was. Just can’t get into it. Thank you 😊

    07.31.17Reply
    • Hi Lisa!
      Yep, I think you could substitute half and half and that would work really well! Let me know how it is!

      xo
      EAM

      08.01.17Reply
      • Lisa says:

        Thank you! I will give a try! 🙂 Enjoy your day!

        08.01.17Reply
  2. Chelsea says:

    AHH that Pineapple Daiquiri looks so delicious. I’m from Sydney Australia, so we are in the middle of winter. But once summer comes around this is going to be one of my staple drinks 🙂

    Thanks for always providing great tips and tricks for not only cooking, but fashion, beauty and lifestyle etc.

    I look forward to your blogs each week xxx

    07.31.17Reply
    • Yay! Enjoy the cooler temps 🙂 And thanks for the kind words!

      xx

      08.01.17Reply
  3. Jill says:

    Hi Eva! Love your blog & instagram! Can you tell me where you purchased those pineapple cups?! I need them!!! 🙂

    08.01.17Reply
  4. Lisa says:

    Everything about this just screams summer! I have never grilled pizza before, but this needs to happen soon.

    08.01.17Reply
    • just FYI it was WAYYY easier than I initially expected it to be! It has become a Summertime staple in our house! (so easy to customize for those…*ahem* specific *ahem* Toddler moods.)

      08.02.17Reply