Gin And Tonic Sorbet, A Refreshing Summer Delight

Summer is here (nearly), and what better way to cool down than with a refreshing, boozy treat? At Snowdonia Spirit Co., we’ve crafted the perfect recipe for a Gin & Tonic Sorbet using our exquisite gins. This frozen delight combines the zesty freshness of a classic G&T with the cooling comfort of sorbet, making it an ideal cocktail for those scorching summer days watching Wimbledon. Whether you’re hosting a summer garden party or simply looking to enjoy a unique and sophisticated dessert, our Gin & Tonic Sorbet is sure to impress.

Why Gin and Tonic Sorbet?

When it comes to summer cocktails, the Gin & Tonic is a timeless favourite. Its crisp and refreshing nature makes it a go-to choice for many. By transforming this classic cocktail into a sorbet, we’re offering a fun and innovative twist that’s both delicious and refreshing. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, leaving you free to enjoy the sunshine.

The Star Ingredients: Snowdonia Spirit Co.’s Lemon and Welsh Dry Gin

For this recipe, you can choose between our Lemon Gin and Welsh Dry Gin, each bringing its own unique flavour profile to the sorbet.
• Lemon Gin: Infused with zesty lemon peel, this gin adds a bright, citrusy kick to the sorbet, perfectly complementing the tonic.
• Welsh Dry Gin: A classic gin with a smooth blend of botanicals, offering a more traditional G&T experience with a crisp and refreshing finish.

Both options are fantastic, and the choice ultimately depends on your personal preference. Now, let’s dive into the recipe!

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Gin & Tonic Sorbet Recipe


• 150ml Snowdonia Spirit Co. Lemon Gin or Welsh Dry Gin
• 500ml tonic water
• 200g granulated sugar
• 2 lemons (juice and zest)
• 1 lime (juice and zest)
• 100ml water
• Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
• Lemon or lime slices for garnish (optional)


1. Prepare the Syrup: In a saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and 100ml of water. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is completely dissolved. This should take about 5 minutes. Once dissolved, remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
2. Mix the Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled sugar syrup, tonic water, gin, lemon juice, lime juice, lemon zest, and lime zest. Stir well to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
3. Chill the Mixture: Pour the mixture into a shallow, freezer-safe container. Cover and place it in the freezer. Allow it to freeze for at least 4 hours, or until it starts to become firm.
4. Scrape the Sorbet: Once the mixture is partially frozen, use a fork to scrape and stir the sorbet, breaking up any large ice crystals. Repeat this process every 30 minutes for the next 2-3 hours, until the sorbet has a smooth and scoopable texture.
5. Serve: Scoop the Gin & Tonic Sorbet into serving bowls or glasses. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and lemon or lime slices if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips for the Perfect Gin and Tonic Sorbet

• Balance is Key: Ensure that the sugar, citrus, and gin are well balanced. The sugar not only sweetens the sorbet but also helps achieve a smoother texture by preventing large ice crystals from forming.
• Quality Ingredients: Use fresh lemons and limes for juicing and zesting. The fresh citrus will give your sorbet a vibrant flavour that bottled juice can’t match.
• Chill Everything: To help the sorbet mixture freeze more quickly and evenly, chill your tonic water and gin in the fridge before mixing.
• Storage: If you’re not serving the sorbet immediately, store it in an airtight container in the freezer. It can be kept for up to a week, but it’s best enjoyed fresh for optimal texture and flavour.

Perfect for Summer Gatherings

Our Gin & Tonic Sorbet is more than just a dessert – it’s an experience. It’s the perfect way to impress guests at your next summer gathering. The refreshing taste of gin and tonic in a frozen form is sure to be a hit, providing a sophisticated and cooling treat that’s ideal for hot summer days.

Imagine serving this sorbet at a garden party, barbecue, or even a casual family get-together. It’s light, refreshing, and has just the right amount of boozy kick to keep the mood lively. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter, showcasing your creativity and culinary skills.

Customise Your Sorbet

One of the best things about this Gin and Tonic Sorbet recipe is its versatility. Here are a few ways you can customise it to suit your tastes:
• Herbal Infusion: Add a handful of fresh herbs like basil or mint to the sugar syrup as it cools for an extra layer of flavour.
• Fruity Twist: Mix in some finely chopped fruit, such as strawberries or raspberries, before freezing for a fruity twist.
• Alternative Sweeteners: Experiment with different sweeteners like honey or agave syrup for a unique flavour profile.

Pairing Suggestions

To elevate your Gin & Tonic Sorbet experience, consider pairing it with some complementary snacks and drinks:
• Cheese Platter: A selection of soft and hard cheeses with crackers and fresh fruit pairs beautifully with the zesty flavours of the sorbet.
• Seafood: Light seafood dishes, such as shrimp cocktail or smoked salmon, complement the citrus notes in the sorbet.
• Light Cocktails: Serve alongside light cocktails like a classic Aperol Spritz or a Prosecco cocktail to keep the refreshing theme going.

There’s something truly special about enjoying a cold, refreshing treat on a hot summer day. With our Gin and Tonic Sorbet, you get the best of both worlds: the beloved flavours of a classic gin and tonic in a delightful, frozen form. It’s easy to make, incredibly delicious, and perfect for any summer occasion.

So why not give it a try? Head over to our gin shop to grab a bottle of Snowdonia Spirit Co. Lemon Gin or Welsh Dry Gin, and start crafting your own Gin & Tonic Sorbet today. Iechyd da! to a refreshing summer!


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