Ginny Gin Gin. The kids love their gin these days. Here in the Zen Tiki Lounge we prefer a gin drink with a tropical touch. When using gin we like something more herbal and floral vs. astringent and juniper forward. There are so many specialty gins on the market these days that you won’t have any trouble finding a nice local gin to use in this cocktail along with fresh juices and some Brazilian cachaça. Overall this drink is lightly sweet and balanced with the floral notes in the gin. Try sipping this along with a sweet or pastry such as a nice slice of boozy, scone or citrus cookies. If you are in the LA area you can look for Astral Gin from The Spirit Guild of Los Angeles.
2 oz Pineapple Juice (not from concentrate)
.5oz fresh Lime Juice
.5oz simple syrup
.25oz Stirrings Blood Orange bitters
1.5oz Small batch Gin (use a floral, herbal gin, not the standard juniper or London dry)
Combine everything in a mixing glass or shake lightly. Strain into a nice cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with citrus wedge or half wheel. Chill glasses before using.