For those of you who are avid lovers of gin and potentially cheese, here’s a recipe that will make your palate (and positively your soul) rejoice.
It’s no secret that cheesecake is appreciated by the masses, especially since 100,000 people in the UK are looking for new recipes of the beloved dessert on a monthly basis.
Who can blame them? Certainly not us with our bespoke extravaganza of a recipe for a delicious Lemon Drizzle Gin Cheesecake. Truth be told, we did go a bit extra for that one, but we have no regrets.
Nevertheless, we thought it would be good to also share something for those who appreciate a good ol’ classic, hence why we went ahead and created this recipe for a simple but potent Gin and Tonic Cheesecake.
Without further ado let’s get into it:
- 250g digestive biscuits
- 100g butter, melted
- 600g cream cheese
- 100g icing sugar
- zest and juice of 1 lime, (make sure you have extra to serve in the end)
- 50ml gin
- 280ml double cream
- 250ml can gin and tonic
- 2tbsp caster sugar
- 1 lemon, half juiced, half finely sliced
- 2 medium meringues, crushed
For the biscuit base
- Chop up the biscuits in a food processor until they are a fine crumb. Melt the butter in a separate bowl and then combine with the biscuits.
- Press the biscuits into the bottom of a tin and make sure its firmly pressed down. Put in the fridge and let it sit.
For the Cheesecake Filling
- Add the gin, contents of gin and tonic can and caster sugar into a pan and heat so the sugar dissolves.
- Once dissolved, let the mixture cool for a few minutes, stirring sporadically.
- In a mixer with a whisker, add the cream cheese, icing sugar and lemon juice. Whisk all together till smooth.
- While whisking slowly add in the gin liquid slowly so that its combined while you whisk. Once all whisked in, whisk for another minute till smooth.
- Add the mixture to your tin, and smooth over. Leave to set in the fridge for 5-6 hours, or ideally over night.
For the decoration
- Whisk together the Double cream and icing sugar until smooth. Pipe onto your cheesecake in swirls, and add a slice of lemon per swirl.
- Sprinkle the zest of a lime on top of the cheesecake and voila you’re all ready to enjoy a delicious piece of cheesecake!
If you try this recipe make sure to send over your photos as we’d love to see the results of your gin cheesecake! Who know, we might even post them on “the gram“.