Cool Down with the Unexpected: The Pineapple Sage Gin-Fashioned

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Summer calls for a refreshing twist on the classic Old Fashioned, and the Pineapple Sage Gin-Fashioned is just the answer. This unique cocktail combines the smooth, botanical notes of Old Fourth gin with the subtle sweetness of Woodford Reserve Peach Bitters, creating a delightful drink perfect for warm evenings. Fresh from my garden, pineapple sage leaves bring an unexpected yet delightful herbal touch that elevates the entire experience. I’ve mentioned before how I love experimenting with botanicals in cocktails, and this is perhaps one of the easiest and tastiest experiments I’ve tried.

Making this cocktail is a breeze. Start with 2 oz of Old Fourth gin, a craft gin with a beautifully balanced flavor profile. Muddle a few pineapple sage leaves in 1/4 oz of simple syrup, releasing their aromatic oils. Add two dashes of Woodford Reserve Peach Bitters to enhance the sweetness and complexity of the drink. Stir these ingredients with ice until well chilled, then strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with a sprig of pineapple sage for a touch of elegance.

The Pineapple Sage Gin-Fashioned is a refreshing take on a classic favorite, perfect for those who enjoy experimenting with fresh, garden-to-glass ingredients. Its blend of gin, peach bitters, and pineapple sage creates a harmonious mix of flavors that’s both sophisticated and easy to make. Whether you’re hosting a summer gathering or just unwinding after a long day, this cocktail is sure to impress and refresh. Cheers to a cool and delightful summer!

Pineapple Sage Gin-Fashioned

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This recipe calls for fresh pineapple sage leaves, Old Fourth Gin (but any dry gin should work), and Woodford Reserve Peach Bitters built on the Old Fashioned template.


  • 2 ounce 2 Old Fourth Gin

  • 1/4 ounce 1/4 simple syrup

  • 2 dashes 2 Woodford Reserve Peach Bitters

  • Handful fresh pineapple sage leaves


  • Add sage leaves and simple syrup to a mixing glass, reserving one or two leaves for garnish
  • Muddle well, making sure the oils from the leaves are well-expressed and mixed with the syrup
  • Add the gin, peach bitters, and several ice cubes
  • Stir until well chilled
  • Double-strain into a rocks glass over a large cube.
  • Garnish with a sage leaf or two


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