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Upside-down Pineapple

upsidedown pineapple
Category: Tutti Frutti
Ingredients: 1/2 oz coconut rum, 1/2 oz Southern Comfort, 2 oz OJ, Splash pineapple (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: Hawaiian folklore states that turning a pineapple upside down and hanging it at the entrance of your abode attracts the Gods of Wealth. Hawaiians had been doing this for centuries and were living the life of luxury, that is, until the great Hawaiian depression at the turn of the 19th century. Crops failed and people lay starving in the streets, it was all out degradation. Something had to be done and it had to be done fast. So without haste a meeting of the finest brains from all the Islands was formed and after weeks of sober deliberation absolutely nothing was accomplished. The weary inteligencia, needing to drown their sorrows, disgruntedly made their way to a local tavern owned by the infamous German shotologist Dr. Aloha Auf Wiedersehen. Aloha quickly concocted a batch of one of his scrumptious shots. The jaded geniuses were dumbfounded, the shots were delicious beyond apprehension and suddenly everything became clear to see. Yes!! it was all about Karma, the Gods of Wealth were angry for all the years of giving, but receiving nothing in return. Quickly a cunning plan was put in place. Huge vats were filled with gallons of Dr. Auf Wiedersehen’s tasty concoction and then placed in large boat like containers and pushed out to sea as an offering to the Gods. Within months the economy started to thrive, crops flourished and good times were had by all. So whenever you are feeling down on your luck, think of karma and the Hawaiian Gods of Wealth. Order a round of shots at you favorite drinking hole, you will be pleasantly surprised what you get back.