Pineapple and Sage Gimlet

Pineapple Sage Gimlet Punch
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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
167 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 16mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The pineapple and sage gimlet is a wonderfully refreshing drink. It features a very nice gin, which is complemented by the fresh taste of its two main ingredients. You'll love how easy it is to mix up for a small party, but it's also very simple to make by the glass.

This recipe was inspired by the amazing gimlet, a lovely martini of gin and sweetened lime juice. Created by Bombay Sapphire North American Brand Ambassador, Gary Hayward, the pineapple and sage gimlet builds on the fresh flavor and botanical blend of Bombay Sapphire. All you need are a few sage leaves and fresh pineapple juice to transform a familiar cocktail into a perfect punch for all of your spring entertaining needs.

Ingredients

  • 15 ounces gin (Bombay Sapphire)
  • 7 1/2 ounces lime juice (fresh)
  • 6 ounces simple syrup
  • 14 sage leaves (fresh)
  • 10 ounces pineapple juice (fresh)
  • Optional: 1 cup pineapple (fresh, chunks)
  • Garnish: pineapple wedge

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Build the ingredients in an ice-filled pitcher.

  3. Serve in old-fashioned or stemmed glasses, garnishing each with a pineapple wedge and enjoy!

Tips

  • This is a great punch to mix up ahead of time. Much like a sangria, combining the ingredients then letting it rest in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours will allow the pineapple chunks (if using) and sage to add even more flavor to the drink.
  • When making it in advance, hold the ice until it's time to serve or add it to the serving glasses to minimize dilution.
  • Fresh lime juice makes a better tasting drink. The average lime yields almost 1 ounce of juice, so you will need at least 8 pieces of fruit for this recipe.
  • When using a juicer, you can expect to get about 1 1/2 cups of juice from a third of the average pineapple. The recipe requires 10 ounces (1 1/4 cups), so one pineapple will leave you with plenty of extra fruit to add chunks to the pitcher and for garnishing.
  • Pineapple is a very juicy fruit, so if you don't have an electric juicer, you can muddle chunks to extract its juice (strain out the mashed fruit to produce a chunk-free juice). It won't be as efficient or quick, but the fresh taste is worth the effort. You will likely need half of a pineapple to get the juice needed for the recipe.

Recipe Variations

  • As written, the recipe yields about eight 5-ounce servings. You can certainly increase it to for a larger party and even make enough to fill a punch bowl. Simply keep the ingredients in proportion for the servings or volume needed. There's no need to add more sage unless you go really big, though, because its flavor will infuse a good amount of liquid perfectly.
  • If you want to make this as a single drink, begin with a muddle of 3/4 ounce of simple syrup and 2 sage leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 1/2 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of lime juice, and 1 1/4 ounces of pineapple juice. Shake it with ice, then strain it into a cocktail glass or an old-fashioned glass with fresh ice.

How Strong Is a Pineapple Sage Gimlet?

Bombay Sapphire is a full-flavored gin that's bottled at 94 proof rather than the liquor's standard of 80 proof. That does ramp up this gimlet's alcohol content slightly, but with all the juice, it's not significant. On average, the punch should weigh in around 17 percent ABV (34 proof), which is a little stronger than the average wine.