Inspired by flavors of the Visayas, Init to Gin-It brings the deep fruity flavors of mangoes and pineapples together with local gin. Calamansi adds a touch of citrus to this rich yet refreshing cocktail, with a hint of freshness from the basil, a light bite from the coconut vinegar, and a sweet and nutty kiss from the Peanut Kisses.

*DrinkManila’s resident mixologist Icy Mariñas created this recipe during World Gin Day celebration. 


  • 30 ml GSM Blue Gin
  • 60 ml mango nectar
  • 30 ml unsweetened Pineapple Juice
  • 10 ml calamansi juice
  • 10 ml simple syrup
  • 7.5 ml coconut vinegar (Sukang Paombong)
  • 3 Basil Leaves
  • Peanut Kisses or peanut brittle (crushed)


  1. Rim the glass with Bacolod Peanut kisses set aside.
  2. Pour ingredients in a shaker.
  3. Slap three large basil leaves and drop into the shaker.
  4. Add ice and shake.
  5. Strain into glass with ice.
  6. Garnish with basil leaves and calamansi wheels.

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