Pancake stack with a sprinkling of lemon zest and a drizzle of syrup

Gin and tonic pancakes

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


makes 10

Make our deliciously zesty G&T pancakes for a boozy brunch. They're surprisingly easy to make and sure to impress if you're entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per pancake

  • kcal120
  • fat2g
  • saturates0.3g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.3g


    For the syrup

    • 250ml can gin & tonic
    • 2 tbsp caster sugar
    • 1 lemon, juiced (and zest for garnish)



      Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

    For the pancakes

    • 200g self-raising flour
    • 1 egg



      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

    • 2 tbsp caster sugar
    • 250ml can gin & tonic
    • oil for frying


    1. To make the syrup, pour a can of gin & tonic into a saucepan along with the sugar and lemon juice and reduce for a few mins until syrupy. Set aside.

    2. To make the pancakes, put the flour, egg, sugar and a pinch of salt into a bowl, pour in the other can of gin & tonic and whisk the batter until smooth. Lightly oil a non-stick pan, set over a medium heat, add two spoonfuls of batter into the pan and cook for 1-2 mins on each side. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with the syrup drizzled over and finely grate over some lemon zest.

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    sweetchillibangerzz's picture
    1st Mar, 2019
    truly luverly got me and my husband slightly tipsy !
    5th Mar, 2019
    Can these and the syrup be made in advance and warmed through in the microwave?
    goodfoodteam's picture
    7th Mar, 2019
    Thanks for your question. Yes, you can. The pancakes can be warmed through in the oven and the sauce served at room temperature or heated. Alternatively, pour a little syrup onto the pancakes and warm through in the microwave. The texture will be better for the first option.
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