Smash That Like Button for This Pineapple Gin Smash

Smash That Like Button for This Pineapple Gin Smash

When Naren Young of Dante recently came by the MUNCHIES garden, he had the bright idea to combine juicy hunks of just-cut pineapple with pineapple sage leaves plucked from the plant. Add gin, green Chartreuse, and a dash of pineapple vinegar, too, to...
August 26, 2016, 10:00am
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

There's getting smashed, and then there are smashes. The two are definitely not mutually exclusive.

If you like a cocktail here and there—especially of the classic persuasion—you've probably heard of the category of drink known as a smash. Bourbon or gin, most likely. And what makes a smash "a smash"? Crushed ice, fruit, and fresh herbs. Oh yeah, and booze.

Smashes are super refreshing, and thus perfect for summer drinkin'; the key is to use ingredients that are in-season for maximum fresh flavour. When Naren Young of Dante recently came by the MUNCHIES garden, he had the bright idea to combine juicy hunks of just-cut pineapple with pineapple sage leaves plucked from the plant. Add a dash of pineapple vinegar, too, to go all Inception on it. Factor in the spirits of choice—gin and green Chartreuse—and the result is a drink that's sweet, tart, fruity, potent, and certainly pineapple-y.

RECIPE: Pineapple Gin Smash

If you're not a fan of the glorious, tropical fruit that is pineapple, then this might not be the drink for you. But if you are… well, smash that like, fam.