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Saint Tiki

Saint Tiki

Using cocktail bitters in mocktails is controversial, since they are typically alcoholic—but they are used in such small quantities that they end up contributing just trace amounts. Bitters are great for adding layers of complexity to an otherwise simple (and alcohol-free) drink. Just make sure your guest isn’t allergic or completely opposed to the idea.
Servings 1 drink


  • 1 shaker
  • 1 coupe glass


  • 2 oz (60 ml) fresh orange juice
  • 2 oz (60 ml) fresh pineapple juice
  • ¾ oz (20 ml) fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz (15 ml) Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes Tiki bitters (optional)
  • Ginger beer, to top
  • 1 sprig mint, to garnish

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


Make Cinnamon Syrup:

  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the water to a simmer.
  • Add the sugar and cinnamon sticks. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean container, cover, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Make Drink:

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange, pineapple, and lime juices, cinnamon simple syrup, and bitters, if using.
  • Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds.
  • Strain into a cold coupe or cocktail glass.
  • Top with ginger beer and garnish with the mint sprig.