Everybody knows fresh juice is a cornerstone of mixology, and the first step for anyone looking to grow their skills as a bartender. So last week when I was preparing the Singapore and Jalisco Slings for Mixology Monday, I knew I had to use fresh juice.
I realize that other people:
- May not own a juice extractor
- May not know how to make fresh juice without one.
So here’s a quick instructional video on how to juice a pineapple, with blender and juicer instructions.
In this video we covered:
- How to break down a fresh pineapple and prepare it for juicing
- How to blend and strain a pineapple to make juice without a juicer
- How to use your Juicer to make a pineapple juice for cocktails
- What the differences are in the final product between the two methods
The fundamental steps for juicing will be the same for most fruits:
- Remove rind and seeds
- Cut into pieces, (smaller for the blender method, larger is OK for the juicer, depending on your model.)
- Blend and strain or put in juicer
If you’re interested, we’ve listed the Blender and Juice Extractor that we used in the video below in the “Resources” section.
Do you have any other ways you’ve found to juice without a juice extractor? Do you have a different kind of Juicer you can recommend? Let us know in the comments!
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- Here’s the Juicer we used: Cuisinart CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor
- It doesn’t look like our exact blender is available anymore, but here’s the closest model: KitchenAid KSB465OB 4-Speed Countertop Blender with 48-Ounce Polycarbonate Jar, Onyx Black
- If you’ll be juicing with a blender, I highly recommend you pick up either a Chinoise Strainer or some Cheesecloth for the straining process.
- Recipe: Singapore Sling