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Lettice How To: Gin & Tonics

June 5, 2018

by Lettice

Lettice How To: Gin & Tonics


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Gin Day on 9th June, we have created a list of our top 3 favourite G&T ’s which you can serve at your very own summer picnic, BBQ, or Wimbledon viewing party.

Get ready summer, because we have some delicious gin and tonic recipes which we are dying to try.   

 1. At number 1, we have the perfect summer day treat, a Gin& Tonic Sorbet

This refreshing version is ideal for those scorching days and is a guaranteed favourite at any party. Add some frozen slices of lemon and lime to give it that little extra summer feeling!

Makes 4


Gin (of your choice)

An egg white

400ml tonic water

400ml water

400g caster sugar

1 lemon

1 lime


  1. Mix the caster sugar and water in a bowl over a low heat until it is all dissolved. Briefly increase the heat and allow to boil for just 1 minute. Take the sugar syrup off the heat, and allow it to sit until it is luke-warm
  2. Pour the sugar syrup and tonic water into a bowl, and allow it to chill in the fridge until cold.
  3. Zest the lemon and lime, and juice half of each. Add it to the cold tonic mix, and allow to freeze for about 2 hours (or until it is frozen).
  4. Once frozen, break it up slightly in a bowl and mix it in a food processor with the froth of the egg white.
  5. Slightly blitz it (you don’t want it to start melting!), and pour it back into the container to freeze once again.
  6. Once frozen, you can now serve the sorbet in a glass with your gin!

2. Second on our list, is for our spicy fans! The very simple, Chilli con Ginni

This easy, yet oh-so-spicy, version is not for the faint-hearted! Although you can adapt your spice accordingly, we would recommend starting mildly and build your way up. You can always add more, but you can’t add less.

Makes 1


Chilli of your choice – depends how you like your spice!

¼ lime


Gin Tonic


  1. Cut the chili of your choice lengthwise and put in a glass
  2. squeeze the fresh lime juice on top (you can add more dependant on your preference)
  3. Mix the lime juice and chili together by using a muddler or something similar
  4. Add the ice, gin, and tonic and mix together! Add more lime (or more chili) if you want more of a tang! 

 3.  Number three is for our breakfast lovers and tea-drinkers, The Breakfast Tonic

A quintessentially British drink, the combination of this pair leaves you feeling rejuvenated and wanting more.

Makes 1


A shot of Gin

1 lemon

Earl Grey tea bag

170ml tonic water


  1. Place the tea bag in a glass filled with ice, and add in the gin.
  2. Squeeze the juice of the lemon into the glass, and mix slowly
  3. Strain the mixture into a glass
  4. Add the tonic water and have a brilliant morning 

Like what you read? Why not have a look at our Flower Cocktail recipes, or our Brilliant British Blinis to add to your party!

Give us a call for more advice on how you can swap original recipes for something a bit more exciting and innovative!