The flavour inspiration for this cocktail comes from a combination of Asian and tropical ingredients. Star anise is an Asian spice with a sweet, licorice flavour.

"Pineapple juice is able to mellow out the sharp, bright flavours in this pineapple-anise pairing. The botanical flavours of the bitters and cinnamon, also add depth to this summer cocktail." Stefano Pilla, Owner, Drinksmith.

Drinksmith is an award-winning mixology duo from Toronto specializing in craft cocktail catering for private events.


Created by Drinksmith for DOLE® Canada

  • 1 ½ oz. star anise infused white rum*
  • 1 ½ oz. DOLE® Premium Pineapple Juice
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. sugar
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Grated or ground cinnamon + star anise garnish


Combine all ingredients, except the garnishes, in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Grate or sprinkle cinnamon on top and garnish with star anise.  

Makes 1 cocktail.

*To make star anise infused rum, put 4 star anise pods into a 750 mL bottle of white rum and let stand 3 to 4 days.

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