I feel like these ice lollies really need no introduction. I mean, it’s gin and tonic in a new, delicious, summer-friendly form. It’s all the best things about your favourite tipple, but EVEN BETTER.
They genuinely are so easy, and take just 10 minutes to put together. Whip up a batch the night before a barbecue and you’ll be the most popular kid in town. I guarantee it.
A word of caution, though. Don’t increase the gin ratio, however tempting it may be – alcohol doesn’t really freeze so you’ll just end up with some really cold gin & tonics rather than the ice lollies you were going for. Which isn’t the worst thing, obviously, but perhaps a little disappointing if you were hoping for a frozen treat.
- 25ml granulated sugar
- 25ml water
- 50ml gin
- 350ml tonic
- juice of 1 lime
- slices of lime (optional)
- In a small saucepan, heat the sugar and water together until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is a syrupy texture. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- In a large jug, mix together the gin, tonic and lime juice. Stir in the syrup.
- Pour into ice lolly moulds, leaving room at the top for the lollies to expand as they freeze.
- Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours. At this stage, you can add a slice of lime by just pressing it gently into the lolly - they should be a little bit more solid so the lime will stay in place. Add a lolly stick to each one in the same way, unless your lolly moulds come with built in sticks!
- Leave to freeze overnight and remove from moulds by gently running warm water over the outside until the lollies come loose.
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