This tropical, bitter twist on a sour gets its twist with a healthy dose of Suze a bitter French aperitif. It works equally well with both gin and whiskey - so try both if you want to see how the two base spirits evoke different flavors from the Suze. If you need to, add a smidge more Suze here, but if you’re still learning to love it and the flavor of Gentian, leave the ratio lower, as it is here.
** Pineapple syrup: cut up one small pineapple into small pieces and weigh. Weigh out the same amount of sugar and mix the two. Let sit out on a counter for 6-12 hours, or until the pineapple syrup fills up the bottom of the mixing cup. Strain and store in the fridge. If you add a splash of vodka it will keep for 3-4 weeks. Save the sweetened pineapple chunks to top an ice cream sundae or pancakes.