The Return of the Ginito

Alas, mulberry season is over.  We had enough to make a sweet cocktail, but the yogurt mulberry cake will have to wait til next year.  You could easily substitute blackberries.

That's a white mulberry in there, not some sort of grub.

That's a white mulberry in there, not some sort of grub.

I made a mulberry simple syrup by adding about a cup of mulberries to one cup water + one cup sugar, simmering until the berries broke down, then straining.  As you can imagine, do not wear white while preparing or drinking these cocktails.  

Gentle muddling with a tiny rolling pin.

Gentle muddling with a tiny rolling pin.

Mulberry Ginitos

1.5 oz gin

1 oz mulberry simple syrup

0.5 oz fresh lemon juice

6 mint leaves per drink, along with a few berries

Seltzer or sparkling water

Muddle berries/mint.  Fill glass with ice. Add remaining ingredients and stir.  Top with some seltzer.  

Catch and release fireflies.

Catch and release fireflies.