Call It Supper: Black Currant, Ginger and Mint Swizzle to Savor Summer

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” (Virgina Woolf)

This week at Call It Supper, we are all about savoring the best of summer, taking some inspiration from abroad. Earlier this week,  Sarah brightened up an otherwise traditional Italian dish with some peaches and basil in her Peach and Pancetta Risotto. Today, Tori is heading into the weekend with a cocktail that reminds you to slow it down.

RECIPE: Black Currant, Ginger and Mint Swizzle

Last year, I took a trip to Lebanon to visit a friend. When we got there, his family welcomed us with a bright, red beverage made of mulberry syrup served over crushed ice. It was drink that demanded you to slow down and savor it. The drink started off tasting almost cloyingly sweet, but as we chatted, the mulberry syrup mellowed from the ice that was melting gradually from heat given off by the summer sun. When I returned home, I reinvented it in the form of a black currant, ginger and mint swizzle; its the perfect drink to enjoy during the waning days of summer.

Black Currant, Ginger and Mint Swizzle

Steps & Ingredients

  1. Prepare a simple ginger syrup
  2. Chill the black currant nectar, ginger syrup, dark rum and serving glasses
  3. Combine the ingredient in a glass and sit back and enjoy  Click to continue reading Full Recipe & Ingredients List



Sarah and Tori started Call It Supper because they believe that a meal is always a strategic decision—never to be wasted, and have a passion for inventing recipes. Call It Supper is focused on seasonal, fresh recipes that are inspired by their travels, favorite restaurants and meaningful experiences. The ingredient lists will always contain something that is best had in that season.
The two became friends at Bowdoin College, where they started hosting dinner parties together. Back then, it was six packs and hors d’oeuvres, but today they have taken things a few steps further in the kitchen.


Location: New Orleans, LA and Boston, MA

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Originally posted 2014-08-08 08:00:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter