Ginitos

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.  :) 

Ginito

(Per drink)

4 or 5 mint leaves

1 tspn white sugar

1/2 lime

Lots of ice

1 measure of gin

Soda water

Ginger ale

  • 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.

13 thoughts on “Ginitos

  1. All I can say is Brrrrrrr! It looks good, but I’m freezing just looking at all that ice, but if sipping by a nice warm fire, they probably warm you up!! I may have some of last summer’s mint leaves in the freezer. I may have to try this!!

  2. this looks delicious – I could do with one right now – although I would probably like it just as much without the gin not being much of a fan – and it would help me to bypass a sore head – but I would fancy a fame of pictionary

  3. i love a good mojito! though i rarely have them, they’re very holidayish and special somehow, i especially remember a lovely mango mojito in key west and a mean classic bitey one in cape town… ah those were times!

    lovely photos. as usual:)

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