Pins & Needles

5/5 (2 Reviews)
This is a classic gin cocktail that you REALLY smell while you’re making it. In the best of ways; Braulio has a great pine smell to it that is reinforced by the Zirbenz without losing any of its inviting aroma and without it smelling like you just wrestled a Christmas tree.
gin cocktail


Serve in a Highball Glass

  • 2 oz St. George Terroir gin
  • 1 oz Braulio amaro
  • 1/2 oz Zirbenz stone pine liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Small Hand Foods pineapple gomme
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Garnish: Lime wheel & Rosemary Sprig

Required Tools

How to Make

  1. Add all ingredients in your shaker, but trying to look real cool when you do it.
  2. Add ice and shake hard and fast.
  3. Take a collins glass and top up with cubed ice.
  4. Strain into the glass, garnishing with a lime wheel, rosemary sprig & straw to complete this gin cocktail.


The idea here was to make something tiki-ish, for the cold-ass weather with spirits that reminded me of “being left for dead in a prickly pine forrest in the dead of winter”. Warm thoughts indeed. The pineapple gomme made sense to me as those edible grenades are just as prickly but finding the balance took a few tries. In fact it took me so long to get it right that it’s now mid-January -__-  fml.

The Wonderful World of Gin Cocktails

Gin is a spirit that has been around for centuries, and it continues to be one of the most popular drinks today. There are many different ways to enjoy gin, but one of our favorites is through cocktails like the Pins & Needles.

One of the reasons gin cocktails are so popular is because they are incredibly versatile. You can mix them with a variety of different ingredients to create unique and delicious flavors. Additionally, gin is a relatively light spirit, so it is perfect for summer drinking.

In general, light and fruity ingredients pair well for a gin cocktail. Some of our favorite combinations include grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, and lemonade. However, feel free to experiment with different flavors to find the perfect combination for you!

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