AT A GLANCE
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.
|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.|