The Pistachio Rumba! (Happy Birthday Laura @Pistachio Fitton!)

Pistachio Rumba Cocktail

@Pistachio Rumba!

In honour of my dear friend Laura “Pistachio” Fitton’s birthday today we mixed up a cocktail just for her. The Pistachio Rumba!

While this isn’t an original Madtini cocktail it did require a little extra detective work. We searched a couple of grocery stores and came up empty handed for the key ingredient for this creamy cocktail – pistachio ice cream!

We finally managed to locate pistachio ice cream at a nearby ice cream shop… giddy with success I managed to drop the container of ice cream on the way out the door… but the lid stayed on, the ice cream survived, and we made it home safely without further incident.

The Pistachio Rumba is slightly nutty, sweet without being too sweet, and definitely memorable – in other words exactly like @Pistachio

Happy Birthday, Laura! Have a fabulously nutty, sweet, memorable year!

Pistachio Ice Cream

Pistachio Ice Cream!

Pistachio Rumba

3 tablespoons pistachio ice cream

2 oz white rum

Combine ice cream & rum in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, shake, strain into cocktail glass and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

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