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.
- 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
- 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?