Pearl Harbor
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Pearl Harbor
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The Pearl Harbor is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines the smoothness of vodka with the tropical sweetness of pineapple juice, all balanced by the unique melon notes of ... more The Pearl Harbor is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines the smoothness of vodka with the tropical sweetness of pineapple juice, all balanced by the unique melon notes of melon liqueur. This fruity concoction is visually appealing with a green hue imparted by the liqueur, often enjoyed in a lowball glass. Typically garnished with a maraschino cherry or a wedge of pineapple, the Pearl Harbor cocktail offers a taste escape to tropical shores, making it a popular choice for summer gatherings or as a fruity aperitif.
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Vodka
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Cocktail cherry, pineapple
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12.86% | 2.7 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Pearl Harbor is a tropical delight that combines vodka with the lushness of pineapple juice and a hint of melon liqueur. This cocktail offers a gateway to the tropics with its vibrant color and captivatingly sweet melon flavor, making it a party favorite.

Method
How to make a Pearl Harbor

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with maraschino cherry or pineapple wedge and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for a Pearl Harbor cocktail?

A popular garnish for a Pearl Harbor cocktail is a slice of pineapple or a maraschino cherry. You can also add a tropical touch with a small umbrella or a skewer of pineapple chunks and cherries.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Are there any recommended substitutions for the ingredients in a Pearl Harbor cocktail?

If you're out of melon liqueur, you can use a splash of Midori to maintain the sweet and fruity flavor profile. For a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute the vodka with sparkling water or a clear soda to keep the effervescence, and use a non-alcoholic melon syrup instead of the melon liqueur.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve a Pearl Harbor cocktail?

The Pearl Harbor cocktail is best served cold in a lowball glass over ice. It's perfect for sipping on a warm day or at a summer party. Chill the glass beforehand to keep the cocktail colder for longer.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving a Pearl Harbor cocktail?

The Pearl Harbor cocktail, with its refreshing and tropical flavors, is ideal for summer parties, beach gatherings, and luau-themed events. It's also a delightful choice for a relaxing day by the pool or whenever you desire a taste of the tropics.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the correct technique for preparing a Pearl Harbor cocktail?

To properly prepare a Pearl Harbor cocktail, add the vodka, melon liqueur, and pineapple juice into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well until the mixture is cold. Then, strain the drink into a lowball glass filled with ice. The technique is simple but ensures a perfect blend of flavors.

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