Gin and Tonic Sorbet
½ cup sugar
1 large or 2 medium lemon or limes, zest and juice
2 ½ cups tonic water
3 fl.oz. shot gin. Vodka also works!
In a saucepan, make simple syrup by gently heating ½ cup water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the lemon or lime zest and juice.
Combine the gin and syrup then refrigerate. Also keep the tonic water icy cold in the refigerator add this to the gin syrup in the ice cream machine as you start to process.
Follow your machine’s directions to freeze the sorbet 30-45 mins. Transfer and store in an appropriate container and freeze to allow it to continue to firm.
Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving,
Serve in pretty little glasses garnished with more lemon or lime twists and/or rim the glass with lime sugar (dampen the edges of your serving glasses and dip into a mix of lime zest and sugar pulsed together in the food processor).
Alchohol doesnt freeze so all else has to be frozen firmly after processing in a ice cream machine to form the sorbet, citrus pith is ghastly in this so zest carefully.
If your mix sets too firmly, whizz it in a food processor to break up larger cystals and airate. Alternatively if you would prefer a softer set whip an egg white to soft peak stage and fold this though the setting sorbet.
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Hendricks Gin and Tonic Frozen Floral Fantasy Cocktail
Oh thank you BBC2 & Lizzie will love this! Do you think you could do it with scotch and lemonade?
Hello Darlings, yes I do but it may set like a rock unles you add some liquid glucose. Alternatiely cheat and make into ice cubes and blitz in a food processor for an easy peasy granita/sorbet. Suggest a nifty edge to the glass with cinamon sugar and rock the festivities! xx
Does alcohol loose it’s potency when frozen as it does when cooked?
Your Gin and Tonic Sorbet sounds just right for our hot climate. I live in Far North Queensland. Will try it next week end.
Alcohol freezes at -114 C, so if anything it gets stronger, the water in alcohol freezes and when it is poured into a glass only the alcohol pours. Freeze beer it turns to a mush, (the alcohol is still liquid) but water will go rock solid. Enjoy your lovely summer it’s ghastly here! Xxx
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This looks mmmm good!
This is a must try! Thanks.
I started making this sorbet in the early 1990’s and it’s always a hit, though it takes people awhile to figure out what the taste is…they don’t expect to encounter gin and tonic flavors in a sorbet. It’s especially good if you can get your hands on European tonic water, as it is less sweet tasting.
This is a must for my next girls night in .
This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it!
I love g&t! Now if it weren’t for the minus 20 weather here I’d be whipping up a batch as we speak.
OMG I want this NOW!
Right up my street :). Worth buying an ice cream machine for!
Sounds amazing, and in this hot weather would be a delight!
I love ice cream! It’s a must have especially when travelling to different places! Thanks for liking my posts. I’ve only ever tried making ice cream with frozen fruit and evaporated milk – whizz and eat lol! Great blog!
Genius! One of the most divine flavor combinations on earth–I’ll take it any way I can get it.
Wish I had an ice cream maker!
Make as ice cubes and whizz in food processor (or into a poly bag and bash)return to freezer (in an ice cream container) for an hour fluff with a fork! No excuses!! Xxxx
I’m definitely going to try this…
Hmmm,makes me wanna go out ‘n buy a machine. I would LOVE to make this!
Make as ice cubes and whizz in a food processor! xxx
I could totally do this! Thanks!
Can’t wait for summer, I’m so making this! xx
Good lord this is enough to kick me off the wagon!
Great Magazine ! I’m an icecream lover, I’m trying your Gin and Tonic ! 🙂
ahhh, Gin and Tonic sorbet. I’m an instant follower haha!
Thanks for liking one of my posts, and thanks for sharing this! Will try it when I get home!
This looks amazing!! I know what I’ll be trying this weekend!
I was just thinking it was getting close to gin and tonic season. I look forward to trying it out.
Isn’t it always Gin and Tonic season? X
It should be, but I tend to drink more of them in the summer. The perfect thirst quencher!
Will have to give this one a try!
I may have to get an ice cream maker just for this sorbet . . . amuse bouche indeed!
Try ice cube trays and whizz the frozen cubes in a processor! Enjoy xxx
Oh, yeah, that’s going to happen.
Yummy 🙂 . I love your recipes.
P.S. thanks for the like on my blog.
Thanks for liking my blog, I’ll be looking at your recipes in the future.
This is great – my favorite cocktail used to be gin and tonics – Hmmm – maybe I need to try them your way 🙂
That’s providence! I’ve been trying to find this recipe for years! Thank you.
Thank you for your visit … I love sorbet … there’s no “vanilla flavoring” right? ha
I could see how great looking it was and imagined its great taste as well 🙂
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Isn’t technology wonderful? Without it, we would never have found each other! Gin and Tonic – one of life’s pleasures, all year round. Thank you for this fabulous recipe – I will be making it forthwith….and, clearly, looking forward to reading more on your blog.
I love G&T and anything with it! I made Gin & Tonic jelly before and it was delicious. Now I can’t wait to try the sorbet, that will be wonderful for summer parties!
Mmmmmm…..your recipes look mouthwatering….can’t wait to try this one.
Oh this looks divine! Off to find my ice-cream machine.
Oh my goodness!! I think this sounds amazing! This is going on my ‘to make’ list! I have a friend who’s birthday is coming up and I think this would be a fabulous birthday drink! Oh, and thanks for liking my blog posts! I appreciate the support!
This looks like summer is coming.
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Pure bliss )))
Terrific find for the summer — drinks while I simmer.
How wonderful! I look forward to your future creations 😉
This sounds amazing and not too difficult for someone like me to make.
I made this accordingly, and it came out perfect! Hello 3 day Weekend!
I have a friend who gin and tonic is his favorite drink – will have to make this for him! 🙂
Delightful idea !
Wow! Never thought of a gin and tonic sorbet! That’s one to try for a hot summer day…
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I can’t think of anything nicer – I love the idea of it as an amuse bouche and will definitely be making it.
Best thing to do with this is to serve it on top of a gin and tonic for a supersonic gin and tonic.
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Love gin and tonic….love sorbet…cannot wait to try this!!
Sounds fantastic! It’s cold weather where I live now, but as soon as the warmth hits I’ll be making this.
This sounds fantastic. As I read this it’s about 10°F where I live, but as soon as it warms up I’ll be making this!
That is an amazing idea!
Holy Moly! Genius!
Great idea that looks so good and Hendricks is my favorite! Would go great with a cucumber sorbet. I’ve tried it once at a scandinavian restaurant and it was amazing!
What an incredible idea! I have to try this! Thanks for sharing!
Yum! My favorite drink, frozen and refreshing. I want this poolside!
Fantastic idea! Will give this a go next weekend!
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Londoners love a good G&T… I will most definitely be trying this one at my next dinner party! Will let you know how it works out 🙂
Sounds wonderful, must get the ice cream maker out at once.
In case of an emergency, set in ice cube trays and once set whizz the cubes in a food processor….. Ta Dah… x
My husband will love this. Can’t wait to give it a try!