Friday, April 10, 2009

wherein she invents gin & tonic sorbet


i normally only post recipes only over on just know where you are, but i'm going to make an exception, since i mentioned the whole notion of a gin & tonic sorbet here on MPC. i did a little experiment and i am pleased to announce that it is a BIG SUCCESS!

gin & tonic sorbet

first, make a sugar syrup by bringing 3C water and 1C sugar to a boil.

allow the syrup to cool.

then stir together the following in small, flat dish that will fit in your freezer. i used a flat 1.5 inch tall by A4-sized tupperware container with a lid:

1 C of the sugar syrup
1 half liter bottle of schweppes indian tonic (do not be cheap about your tonic, only schweppes will do)
the juice of 2 limes
1/2 C of gin (i used g'vine, a posh french small batch gin)
i let mine freeze overnight, but it likely would have been ready sooner--the gin keeps it from freezing into ice cube-like consistency. then, you take a fork and rake it across until it's a lovely slushy consistency, put it in a glass with a slice of lime and serve in the sun.
it's heavenly. i promise.

and it's also #40

14 comments:

It's Just Me said...

Ok, I'll be over tonight at sunset to enjoy one...

Gwen said...

you make me laugh. but i do have some sugar syrup sitting around feeling very unproductive and lonely in my fridge, so ...

Would you be okay if I substituted vodka? ;)

julochka said...

totally ok to use vodka, i almost wrote that.

and to any hendrick's lovers out there, if you use hendrick's gin, you should substitute cucumber for the lime--i guess you'll have to peel it and blitz it up in the blender.

Char said...

soooooooooooooooooo yummy and swank...I could see this at a very posh party

Magpie said...

You are awesome.

Bill Stankus said...

Ice is nice
but
liquor is quicker.

One of the most pleasant G&Ts I ever had was while sitting in the hot Palm Springs sun, next to a swimming pool. Perfect.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Give me a beach and your gin & tonic sorbet...heaven!

Molly said...

Dude. Respek.

Christina said...

Ohhh.. yum. I will be back to read more goodies over here. This is just the kind of recipe I needed.
xo

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh my...just stopped by from Tango Baby's blog because the photo of the Gin and Tonic Sorbet beckoned to me.

You photos and blog are lovely and I can't wait to make the Sorbet!

Polly said...

I never thought that would work, sounds yummy! Now I have to try and produce my red wine ice-cream...

Sandra said...

Sweet gin, I would never have thought. I do enjoy a G&T.

Bee said...

Looks and sounds delicious . . .

Dru said...

Yeah, this is going to be made A LOT at my house this summer! I'm glad you posted this recipe here :)