Gino's spicy aperitivo

Gino's spicy aperitivo

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Prep: 5 mins Plus chilling time


Serves 6

A spicy cocktail to get your party started - you can buy the grappa at most off-licences

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal74
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.77g
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  • 500ml of good quality passata
  • juice of 3 lime, about 6 tbsp



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • ½ nutmeg, grated



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 pinches chilli powder
  • 6 tbsp grappa or vodka



    Originally associated with Russia, Slavonic, Baltic and Scandinavian countries, vodka has become…

To serve

  • caster sugar
  • 6 slices of lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  1. Put the passata, lime juice, nutmeg, salt and chilli powder in a bowl or jug and stir well, adding the grappa or vodka, then chill in the fridge for at least 1 hr. Chill 6 cocktail glasses - small Martini glasses are best - at the same time.

  2. Take two saucers. Pour a little water into one and sprinkle a couple of tbsp of sugar in the other. Take each glass and dip the rim into the water then the sugar. Divide the aperitivo between the glasses and decorate with slices of lime. Serve immediately.

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