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I LOVE this Grilled Pineapple, Basil, and Mezcal cocktail is a fabulous summer sipper that is neither too sweet nor too boozy. Plus, it's well rounded and easy to make!

Grilled Pineapple, Basil, and Mezcal Cocktail

This Grilled Pineapple, Basil, and Mezcal cocktail is sweet, caramelly, earthy, and delicious.  It's the perfect summer sipper!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks


  • 2 Slices Pineapple
  • 2-3 Leaves Basil
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1-2 Shots Mezcal


  • Grill pineapple until it is slightly browned.  You can do this on a grill outside, or on a panini press inside.
  • Muddle, or place in a blender and pulse, the basil and pineapple.  
  • In a small saucepan, combine your sugar and water and bring to a gentle rolling boil for 2-3 minutes.  This creates a simple syrup.
  • Add simple syrup to the blender and pulse to combine.
  • In a cocktail shaker mix a shot glass of the blended pineapple and basil simple syrup, with the mezcal and some ice cubes. Shake until blended, pour through a bar sieve into a glass, and serve immediately.  Garnish with any extra pineapple or basil you have on hand.  Any leftover simple syrup mixture will stay good in the refrigerator for about 3 days.