Lolo cool J cocktail

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Lolo cool J cocktail

Lolo cool J cocktail. Photo, Sian Richards.

Can't get away this summer? Soak in the sweet island lifestyle at Toronto's Lamesa Filipino Kitchen with this tropical pineapple-bourbon cocktail.


  • 3 tbsp Makers Mark bourbon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pineapple-cinnamon simple syrup*
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • ginger ale


  • SHAKE all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Strain over a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with ginger ale and garnish with candied pineapples.

*Pineapple-cinnamon simple syrup: Combine 1 cup finely diced pineapple with 2 cups each granulated sugar and water, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg. Gently boil until syrup thickens slightly. Cool completely, then strain before using. Reserve candied pineapples for garnish.