MINT JULEP PINEAPPLE
2 tablespoons bourbon or blended whiskey
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint plus 2 tablespoons whole small fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
1 medium pineapple (2 lb; labeled "extra sweet")
Stir together bourbon, chopped mint, and sugar in a small bowl. Let stand 20 minutes (to allow flavors to develop).
Meanwhile, trim, peel, quarter, and core pineapple, then cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices and transfer to a bowl.
Pour bourbon mixture through a sieve onto pineapple. Add whole mint leaves and gently toss to combine.