Ginger-pineapple fizz

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  • Serves 6 - 8 people

A most refreshing beachside drink. Make the cordial in advance and you're more than halfway there. Chill the tonic, pick up some ice on the way and you have a perfectly tropical tipple. Extra chopped pineapple, too, is never a bad thing.

  • To serve: lime wedges and mint sprigs
  • To serve: chilled tonic water
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  • Ginger-pineapple cordial
  • 1 ripe pineapple (about 1.8kg), coarsely chopped
  • 50 gm ginger, finely grated
  • 660 gm (3 cups) caster sugar
  • 120 ml gin
  • ½ bunch mint
  • Juice of 4 limes
01   For ginger-pineapple cordial, purée pineapple and ginger in a blender, then transfer to a large saucepan. Add sugar, gin and 250ml water, and bring to the boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to medium and simmer until a light syrup forms (40-45 minutes). Strain through a fine sieve, pressing on solids to extract all liquid, add mint to hot syrup, then refrigerate until chilled. Discard mint, stir in lime juice and refrigerate in a sterile container until required.
02   Pour cordial into a tall jug or individual glasses, add ice, lime wedges and mint sprigs, and top up with chilled tonic water to taste. Give it a good stir and serve.

Topics:

GIN, GINGER, MINT, SUMMER, PINEAPPLE, LIMES, DRINKS, MODERN AUSTRALIAN

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES

Photography:

WILLIAM MEPPEM

Styling:

EMMA KNOWLES

FEATURED IN

Jan 2014

Jan 2014

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