A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived Gin Cocktail Recipe

We’re raising a glass to our newest store, located in New York City’s historic Flatiron district! Housed in a landmark building constructed in 1904, the store is located at 12 West 20th Street at 5th Avenue in the historic Manhattan district known for its grand department stores, lofts, and skyscrapers. The beautifully-preserved building is representative of New York’s Beaux-Arts movement, boasting original columns and adorned ceiling accents, and reflects Pottery Barn’s new store concept. In NYC or planning a trip soon? Be sure to stop by to take a look for yourself!

When we were on the hunt for a New York City-inspired cocktail to help celebrate the launch of our new Flagship store, we reached out to one of our absolute favorite spots in NYC: While We Were Young. The jewel box of a restaurant is located in the heart of the West Village, serving healthy contemporary American cuisine and a selection of deliciously gorgeous craft cocktails.

To kick things off in style, While We Were Young offered up A Life Well Lived, a delectable gin-based cocktail that’s sure to live up to its name. Read below to find the recipe for yourself, and cheers to the city that never sleeps!


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A Life Well Lived


The Ingredients

  • 1.5oz Gin
  • 1.5oz Pear Juice
  • .75oz Lemon Juice
  • .75oz Simple Syrup
  • Fresh Sage
  • Ice


The Steps

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
  2. Clap a piece of fresh sage to release its aroma, then add it to the shaker.
  3. Cover and shake vigorously, then strain into a coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a fresh piece of sage.
  5. Drink and enjoy!


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