What is feijoa (the fruit; not feijoada, the stew) and how might I use it in a cocktail?

So, this is random, but ... I received a box from Manhattan Fruitier, containing a bottle of gin and four feijoas. It looks like an elongated lime, but apparently doesn't taste like lime. I see comments that it's also "pineapple guava" so I assume it tastes a little like pineapple and a little like guava. But I don't think of either of them as ingredients in gin cocktails. Rum, yes. Gin, not so much. So I'm puzzled.

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Kari Johnson
Kari Johnson June 22, 2011

They go by many names - but I believe they're most known in the states as guavasteen.

For cocktails, i'd let them get really ripe, then muddle/juice them with some pineapple, passion fruit juice, dark rum and a dash or two of my summer favorite - Bittermen's Tiki Bitters - for a killer rum punch!

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Kari Johnson
Kari Johnson June 22, 2011

Ack! Answered without reading all the way through! Scatterbrained today.

For gin, i'd muddle with some sugar, and shake shake shake - no guarantees though, it might be a total miss!

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Kristen Miglore
Kristen Miglore June 22, 2011

I was surprised to find out that Boston's Drink bar uses maple syrup with gin cocktails a lot -- maybe that would be the missing link.

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adashofbitters
adashofbitters June 22, 2011

Kari, the rum punch sounds fantastic!

Kristen, I might ask around, thanks!

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christyla
christyla June 22, 2011

It's a fruit, also called pineapple guava. It grows well in coastal Southern California. They're delicious!

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Panfusine
Panfusine June 22, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org...
Judging from the photographs of the leaves & flowers, they're definitely a variety of guava..
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Panfusine
Panfusine June 22, 2011

How about a guava bellini..
http://www.youtube.com...

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