Chill martini glass by putting it in the fridge or fill with ice. Cut ginger into matchstick size.
In a mixing glass, add the pineapple, ginger, and chillis and mash with a muddler or wooden spoon. Make sure to thoroughly mash the ginger and chillis into the pineapple to extract all the flavors. I didn’t have a muddler and my wooden spoon wasn’t smashing the pineapples well enough so I ended up used a mortar and pestle. Give the muddled juice a taste and adjust for spiciness to your liking (ie more ginger or more chillis).
Add whisky and ginger ale and stir well or use a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass – use a fine sieve so all the ginger and pineapple bits don’t end up in your glass. Garnish with sliced ginger and sliced chilli if desired. I thought the martini was perfect but Scotch asked for more whisky in his (of course).
Sip slowly, drink responsibly, and enjoy!
Inaugural Week, Day 6 - Ginger and Scotch Chilli Martini - https://gingerandscotch.com/ginger-scotch-drink/