I’m pretty sure a few folk in the Highlands have sore heads this sunny Sunday morning. And I’m pretty sure I know what’s to blame…
A ginito is a gin based cocktail similar to the classic moquito. I discovered them a couple of summers ago at the Taste Edinburgh festival where we drank them on the grass under a perfect, blue sky. Light, refreshing and far, far too quaffable, it’s an absolute cracker of a drink at any time of the year. Like on a snowy January evening playing Pictionary in front of the fire with friends.
4 or 5 mint leaves
1 tspn white sugar
Lots of ice
1 measure of gin
- Tear up the mint leaves and add to a tall glass with the sugar and lime juice. Stir well, crushing the leaves against the side of the glass to release the minty-ness of the leaves.
- Add lots of ice to the glass and a measure of gin.
- Top up glass with 3 parts soda water, one part ginger ale.