Pineapple and Mint Gin Cocktail in rocks glass FI

Pineapple Mint Gin Cocktail

The Pineapple Mint Gin Cocktail appeals to your sense of fruit and herbs. The tang of pineapple is a great pairing with gin, and tends to soften some of the stronger gin flavors. Mint is just a wonderful and aromatic way to add one more layer of aroma and flavor.

Pineapple and Mint Gin Cocktail
Pineapple and Mint Gin Cocktail – muddle your pineapple

Full warning on this one – if you muddle the mint, you will have a TON of mint flavor. You may just want to bruise the mint by squishing it up a bit and tossing it into your finished drink.

Pineapple and Mint Gin Cocktail

Smash up some fresh pineapple for this ultra-light gin cocktail.


  • 2 Oz. Gin
  • 1 Oz. Pineapple juice More or less to taste
  • 2 Slices Pineapple Fresh or canned
  • 2 Sprigs Mint
  • Seltzer To finish


  • Chill your rocks glass as you make your drink.
  • Muddle the pineapple. Set some aside if you want to garnish with it. Pineapple is full of fiber, so muddling might be a bit challenging.
  • If you LOVE mint, and want the entire world (and beyond) to be minty, muddle your pineapple with some mint.
  • In your rocks glass, toss the chilling ice and add fresh ice.
  • Add your gin to your rocks glass.
  • Strain your muddle pineapple (and maybe mint) into your glass.
  • Top with a little, or a lot, of pineapple juice to taste. This will depend on how much fruit you muddle and how much you love pineapple.
  • Finish with some seltzer for added flair.

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How to make this more pineapply or mintier. Or less.

If you use canned pineapple, which is totally fine for about 11 months out of the year, the syrup can add a punch of flavor. It will be sweeter than pineapple juice, so adjust accordingly.

I can’t stress this enough – muddled mint will overpower the other flavors of the drink. But if you love this, go nuts.

If you start with fresh pineapple, you could save the fancy and frilly top for garnish. Or a centerpiece. Or something else.

Pineapple and Mint Gin Cocktail in rocks glass
Pineapple and Mint Gin Cocktail in a rocks glass

Consider making this drink with other fruits – like raspberry, strawberries, or any other seasonal fruit that you have around. Kiwi? Maybe.

You may want to try the Orange Mint gin spritzer, which is also fantastic.

Pineapple and Mint Gin Cocktail
Gin cocktail with pineapple and mint