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Gin and Tonic Ice Lollies – let’s have a party!

Posted on November 25, 2016 by in drinks and snacks

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Gin and Tonic Ice Lollies have taken my kitchen by storm. Everyone one wants them.

Gin and Tonic Ice Lollies are by no means my invention, maybe it is just my little tweak that people are after. Now, a gin and tonic or G & T as we know it, is a highball cocktail that has been with us forever. These days however, it has seen a revival.  Following a booming craft beer industry, the makers of small-batch artisanal gin are the new kids on the block.

gin and tonic lollies

Artisinal gin has literally taken the world by storm. Gin is a neutral-tasting spirit made from grain. The gin is then re-distilled with botanicals and a noticeable juniper flavour. Its this juniper flavour and aroma that sets gin apart from vodka. I think it is with the flavor of juniper where the resemblances stop. Distillers are amazing in blending flavors like  liquorice and citrus flavours to nutmeg and even fynbos.  “Every single gin distillery claims its own secret recipe and technique to give their gin its depth of flavour, infusion of natural botanicals, character and story.”

gin and tonic lollies

The gin and tonic lollies are therefore just an extension on the G & T craze. With summer on our doorstep, I suggest you stock up. Firstly on a good gin like this Cruxland Gin from KWV and then on some tonic water. These gin and tonic lollies are perfect as palate cleaners in between courses or something to cool you down next to the pool. Obviously, not for kids. They can have these festive fruit lollies.

gin and tonic lollies

Gin and Tonic Lollies

makes 8


1 tin Schweppes bitter lemon

100 ml gin

600 ml tonic water

8 stick lemongrass – or wooden ice-cream sticks

zest and juice of 2 limes

extra lime slices


Mix the bitter lemon, tonic water, lime zest and juice in a jug. Pour into 8 individual moulds ( plastic or wooden as I have used). Freeze for about 30 minutes, then push the lime slices, wooden sticks or lemongrass into the lollies. This stops the slices dropping to the bottom. Freeze until hard.

Cook’s Notes:

If this lollies is too sweet for you, use 50 g caster sugar and 100 ml water. Bring to the boil so that the sugar dissolves. Once cooled down, use this sugar syrup instead of the Schweppes Bitter lemon.


Do not add more gin, as much as you want to. Alcohol doesn’t freeze at this temperature so adding more gin will give you slushy lollies that melt super fast.

gin and tonic lollies

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