Pineapple Gin "Kir"

pineapple gin kir
Photo: Stephen Lewis

Delightfully striated, these pineapple "kirs" (creme de cassis adds the ruby-colored layer) blush to a pretty pink when stirred.


  • ¾ cup pineapple juice

  • ½ cup gin

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons creme de cassis

  • 2 pineapple wedges (for garnish)


  1. In a pitcher, mix together pineapple juice, gin, and lemon juice. Divide between 2 tall (Collins) glasses. Pour 1 teaspoon creme de cassis in the center of each glass; do not stir. Carefully fill glasses with ice cubes, and garnish each with a pineapple wedge.


You can prepare these cocktails without the pineapple garnish, if desired.

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