A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV
Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Perfect Pina

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings


Simple Syrup:


  1. In a large pitcher with ice, stir together the pineapple juice, bourbon, Simple Syrup and lime juice. Pour into ice-filled highball glasses, top with a splash of prosecco, garnish with a sprig of basil and serve.

Simple Syrup:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator up to 1 month.