In a Boston shaker, lightly muddle together fresh mint leaves, pineapple chunks, simple syrup and freshly squeezed lime juice. Then add Arrogante Blanco tequila, Arrogante Damiana liqueur and a handful of ice and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
Strain into a tall glass filled with ice through a fine mesh strainer. Add 4 dashes of Blood Orange Bitters on the top and stir briefly. Garnish the cocktail with a pineapple spear.
Note: Canned pineapple can be substituted for a fresh one but in this case you may want to adjust the sweetness of the cocktail by reducing the amount of simple syrup.
Michael Glassberg (Carousel Bar, New Orleans)