For a drink that's inspired by the leading principle of William of Ockham (Occam's Razor – we won't get into the details, let's just say philosophy is a bit beyond our remit), this is one hell of a modern-tasting serve. Just like the rest of The Natural Philosopher's drinks list, in fact, which is often inspired by philosophers and their principles, funnily enough. This cocktail has a smoked hint of pineapple and sage sugar syrup which work together to produce a savoury and sweet combination.


The Natural Philosopher's smoked pineapple and sage cocktail recipe
  • 50ml Abuelo rum
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 20ml sage-infused sugar syrup
  • Fresh smoked-pineapple
  • 1 leaf of fresh sage
  • Ground black peppercorn


Muddle the smoked pineapple and leaf of fresh sage before building the rest of the ingredients and shaking. Serve in a martini glass.