1 small pineapple Pineapple pine-ap-pelWith its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineappleâ€¦
juice 4 limes Lime ly-mThe same shape, but smaller thanâ€¦
bunch fresh mint Mint mi-ntThere are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.â€¦
8 tbsp golden caster sugar
400ml cachaÃ§a liqueur, or light rum
crushed ice for 8 glasses
800ml pineapple juice Pineapple pine-ap-pelWith its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineappleâ€¦
Core the pineapple and cut into 3cm chunks. Place 8 small handfuls of pineapple, the lime juice, half the mint and the sugar into a pitcher and mash up with the end of a rolling pin or a fat wooden spoon.
Pour in the cachaÃ§a and a little crushed ice, then pour into 8 glasses, and add more crushed ice. Pour the pineapple juice over, filling to the rim. Garnish the glasses with extra mint sprigs and cocktail sticks with pieces of pineapple threaded on.