Author Notes: This is an adaptation of a margarita, with gin taking over for tequila, and pineapple juice and honey standing in for the triple sec. Lemon replaces lime, and gently muddled sage gives the whole drink a lovely herbaceous note. The combination of pineapple and sage is both tropical and wintery, making this drink good for any season. —fiveandspice
Makes: one drink
fresh sage leaves
ounce fresh pineapple juice
ounce lemon juice
ounce (1/2 Tbs) honey
- Gently muddle the sage leaves in the bottom of your shaker - you want to press the leaves hard enough to bruise them and release their oils, but not tear the leaves apart.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Fill the shaker 3/4s full of ice cubes (preferably around 1-inch cubes), close and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker feels quite frosty (about 20 seconds),
- Double strain the cocktail (ie. strain it through your regular cocktail strainer plus a strainer that's like a tea-strainer, or a cone strainer) into a coupe and serve.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Cocktail