As the weather warms up, it can only be that it’s time for a delicious ice treat. These gin and tonic ice lollies are just so refreshing and believe us when we say they taste as good as they look.
Infused with a special mojito twist, this recipe includes lime and mint that resembles a Southside cocktail.
Essentially the mojito’s ginny cousin, it is made from a combination of mint, lime, gin and sugar syrup.
This ice lolly recipe can be adapted in a few ways. Either, you can choose to add tonic water for a nod to a G&T with lime, or keep it as the ultimate tribute to a Southside with gin, lime and mint only.
With real slices of lime and fresh mint leaves actually infused inside the lolly, these could make for the ultimate visual spectacular for your next outdoor party.
Plus, we guarantee your local ice cream van doesn’t sell anything this delicious.
Just remember to keep it out of the reach of children. And anyone who isn’t you, really.
- 100g caster sugar
- 75ml gin
- 225ml tonic water (optional)
- Juice of 3-4 limes
- 6-12 slices of fresh lime
- 12-18 fresh mint leaves
- Place the sugar and 100ml water in a saucepan over a low/medium heat until the sugar has dissolved – be careful not to let it boil. Leave to cool completely.
- When cool, pour the syrup into a jug and add the lime juice, gin and tonic water and stir well.
- Take six 80ml lolly moulds and add a slice or two of lime and 2-3 mint leaves to each, then top up with the lolly mixture. Add the sticks and freeze until solid – overnight is best.
Adapted from a recipe by Kathryn Hawkins
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