Soul sapphire

September 23, 2007 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Soul sapphire

Serves: 1


  • 4 fresh pineapple slices, cut into chunks
  • 4 basil leaves, plus 1 to garnish
  • 20ml vanilla syrup
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 50ml gin
  • 10ml pineapple juice
  • chilled lemonade, to top up
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 pineapple slice, to garnish



In a cocktail shaker or glass jar with a secure lid, combine the pineapple, basil, vanilla syrup and lime juice. Muddle together using a wooden muddle or the back of a wooden spoon. Add the gin, pineapple juice and 3 ice cubes, and shake to combine. Strain through a fine meshed sieve into a highball glass. Top up with remaining ice cubes and chilled lemonade. Garnish with a pineapple slice and basil leaf, and serve.




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