Gin Ice Lollies to make you jolly

Whether you’re looking for a fun gin-inspired recipe to while away the lock-down hours or just beat the heat, gin and tonic ice lollies are a fun way to make your favourite tipple go even further. Turn childhood memories of ice lollies into a grown-up’s reality with gin and tonic on a stick – perfect for lazy summer afternoons by the pool or they make a great desert option after a braai on a hot, hot day.

You will need an ice lolly mould and eight lolly sticks depending on the type of mould that you have.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 80ml gin – or to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 225ml tonic water
  • 4 slices cucumber, cut into half-moons
  • 8 fresh raspberries

METHOD:

  • Put the sugar with 50ml cold water in small saucepan and cook over a low/medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Don’t let it boil. Set aside to cool down completely.
  • When cool, put the sugar syrup in a pouring jug with the gin, lime juice and tonic water, and mix.
  • Put a half-moon cucumber slice and a raspberry into each of the lolly moulds, then pour the mixture evenly into the moulds. Add the lolly sticks (if required) and put in the freezer.
  • Freeze until solid.

Makes 8 x 80ml ice lolly’s

The lollies will keep for up to a month in the freezer – if you can keep them for that long. Make these a day before you want to serve them.

They are devilishly simple to make and they look amazing. Will you be able to stop after having just one?