I have nothing to say about the genesis if this drink, because I don’t know. I first got it from an old bartender book, started making it, started digging it. If you enjoy subtlety, enjoy the actual taste of gin, you’ll enjoy this (my version):
2 oz of gin (I prefer a slightly heavy pour)
3 big (1-2 inch) chunks of fresh pineapple (the original calls for canned, I say we’re past that)
dash maraschino liqueur (Luxardo. A little goes a long way, so watch it).
Put ingredients in blender with several (4 large) ice cubes. Let ‘er rip for 10-20 seconds, pour into something you like drinking out of.
This drink has a nice clean taste, a good balance between the sweet/sour of the pineapple and the slightly bitter/something else of real Maraschino).
See you at the bar!