Gin & Tonic Drizzle for Pancake Day with Fentimans

In celebration of Pancake Day, Fentimans has devised a gin and tonic pancake drizzle, using their Valencian Orange Tonic Water, for home-bakers to liberally douse on their choice of pancakes this Shrove Tuesday.

With the help of popular vegan blogger and Instagrammer Holly Jade, aka @thelittleblogofvegan, Fentimans has transformed its botanically brewed Valencian Orange Tonic Water into a zesty pancake syrup.

Reminiscent of both the French classic Crepes Suzette and a refreshing citrusy G&T, the drizzle combines Fentimans Valencian Orange Tonic Water with orange juice, fresh orange zest and gin.

It can easily be poured over fluffy buttermilk pancakes or delicate buttery crepes. A unique alternative to the usual chocolate spread, sugar or golden syrup.


  • 140ml Fentimans Valencian Orange Tonic Water.
  • 1 tbsp Gin of choice.
  • 200ml of Orange Juice (add extra if consistency is too thick).
  • Zest of 2 large oranges (optional).
  • 200g of golden caster sugar.
  • 4.5 tbsp corn starch.
  • Pinch of salt.


  1. Add all ingredients into a saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium – high heat until boiling, stirring constantly (around 5-8 minutes, it should thicken and turn clear).
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside into a heat proof bowl. If consistency is too thick, add extra orange juice at this stage and stir through.
  4. Store in the fridge once cooled.

Fentimans Valencian Orange Tonic Water is available to purchase at major supermarkets nationwide including Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

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