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Gin & tonic sorbet

Gin & tonic sorbet

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus freezing
  • Easy
  • Serves 6 - 8

This classic drink makes a refreshing and cheeky summer party dessert

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving (6)
low insalt0.05g


  • 400g caster sugar
  • 400ml tonic water
  • 4 tbsp gin
  • zest and juice 1 lime , plus extra slices to freeze
  • zest 1 lemon , juice of half, plus extra slices to freeze
  • 1 egg white


  • STEP 1

    Put the sugar in a pan with 400ml water and warm over a low heat until dissolved. Increase the heat and boil for 1 min. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

  • STEP 2

    Pour the tonic water into a bowl, add the sugar syrup, then chill in the fridge until cold.

  • STEP 3

    Once the tonic mix is cold, add the gin, lime and lemon zests and juice, and pour into a container, then freeze until just frozen – this will take about 2 hrs.

  • STEP 4

    Remove the just-frozen sorbet from the freezer and break up with a fork. Froth the egg white with a fork, then add both to a food processor and pulse to blitz together – do it quickly so it doesn’t actually start to melt. Pour the mix back into your container and freeze until solid. Freeze extra slices of lemons and limes on a tray until solid. Serve the sorbet scooped into glasses or small bowls topped with lemon and lime slices

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2011


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