Gin and Tonic Iceblocks

 

Warm weather and a love for gin calls for one thing- Gin and Tonic Iceblocks. They’re super easy to make and the recipe can be varied- what’s not to love? Make these babies the night before a hot day and you will be everyone’s best friend (or worst friend if you keep them all to yourself). It makes drinking at 10am acceptable, because it’s technically not a drink.. right?!

Ingredients

  • 3 shots of Gin- I used 23rd St Distillery gin, but you can use whatever tickles your fancy
  • 1/2 cups of Indian Tonic Water- my favourite is Fevertree, but the bigger cheaper bottles are still a winner
  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • Edible blooms

Method

  1. Prepare your iceblock moulds. I used a 8 iceblock mould I bought online from Donna Hay which came with wooden sticks.
  2. Place gin into a jug. Add 1.5 cups of Indian tonic water. Stir well.
  3. Give it a little taste- if it’s too strong add more tonic water. If its a bit weak, another splash of hurt nobody (badly).
  4. Using a vegetable peeler, peel long strips of cucumber. Place one of the strips in each ice-block mould. I tried to curl it around in the mould.
  5. If you are using edible blooms, add them too. Place some blooms at the bottom (top of the ice-block) and then add the cucumber. If you put them in last they will all float to the top.
  6. Add the gin and tonic mixture. You may have a little left over depending on the size of your moulds. If you are running out, just make a mini mixture to top them up.
  7. Freeze.
  8. Once frozen, devour! Ours were rather strong, so if you like it a bit weaker, be sure to taste test!

You can add anything you like to these iceblocks- berries, a squeeze of lime, cucumber rounds, mint. Get creative!

Written by Jess

2 Comments

Hazel Parker

Thank Jess, being a big Gin fan I love this idea, it’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summers day. I’m going to make these with our Mulberry Gin.

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