The Beachcomber Cocktail

Paying homage to the waning days of summer, I have created this tart but sweet cocktail. Entitled, “The Beachcomber” it celebrates our search for the scents, flavors, and experiences of summer by showcasing Olive This! Coconut White Balsamic.


3 ounces vanilla flavored vodka (I like Svedka)
1 ounce of good Brandy
1 ounce of Olive This! Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 large egg white whipped
Sections of fresh pineapple and a few mint leaves to garnish
Raw sugar for the rim of the glass


  • Rub a bit of the fresh pineapple around the rim of each glass and dip in the raw sugar. Set aside.
  • Separate the egg white from the yolk, (which you can keep or discard,) and place the egg white in a cool metal bowl. I like to whip it myself. You can use a mixer but it’s so much trouble for something you can do with your hands and a deep breath in the space of about 3 minutes. It’s good exercise and you don’t want the egg to be stiff peaks. Get your wrist into it and whip until very foamy.
  • In a large cocktail shaker filled with ice, add vodka, brandy, balsamic, and pineapple juice. Shake well for about 15-20 seconds. Remove cap and ladle in the egg whites. Replace the cap and shake for about 10 more seconds.  Alternately, you can simply ladle a pillowy cloud of the egg whites on top of the martini if you don’t want to shake it into the mixture.
  • Serve while wearing sunglasses.

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