Cinners & Sage

Time 3 minutes
Yields Serves 1
Cinners & Sage
(Bob Chamberlin, Los Angeles Times)

Place the sage leaves in a cocktail shaker, then fill with ice. Add the gin, pineapple juice, cinnamon simple syrup and lime juice. Shake vigorously to release the oils from the sage and combine the ingredients. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and sage leaf.

Adapted from Jen Queen, principal bartender at Saltbox Dining & Drinking. To make the cinnamon simple syrup, combine 1 cup each sugar and water with 5 cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely, then remove the cinnamon sticks. The syrup will keep, covered and refrigerated, up to 2 weeks.

If it’s entertaining, Jessica Gelt has likely covered it. Since joining the Los Angeles Times in 2003, she has written about television, music, movies, books, art, fashion, food, cocktails and more. She once played bass in a band with an inexplicably large following in Spain, and still gets stopped by fans (OK, maybe a fan) on the streets of Barcelona. She loves dive bars and very dry martinis with olives, though never simultaneously.
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