If you love gin and tonic as a drink, you’ll love this gin and tonic sorbet even more! This adults-only dessert is flavoured with refreshing lemon and lime zest and a dash of your favourite tipple for a delicious summer treat that’s great for dinner parties, barbecues or a night in with the girls. Oh, and did we mention it’s fat free?
- 350g caster sugar
- 4tbsp gin
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- Zest of 1 lemon, juice from 1⁄2 or all the lemon, to taste
- 500ml bottle tonic water
- 1 egg white
- Lemon and lime slices and lemon thyme, to serve
Put the sugar in a pan with 300ml (1⁄2pt) water, then warm over a low heat to dissolve the sugar. Increase the heat and boil for 1 min. Take off the heat.
Pour into a large jug or bowl. Cool, then chill.
When cold, add the gin, lime and lemon zest and juice, and the tonic. Freeze for 2-3 hours until almost solid. Take out of freezer. Break it up with a fork, and put the icy chunks in a food processor. Froth the egg white with a fork and pour into the processor. Pulse quickly to blitz together. Pour into a freezer container until solid. Use within 3 months. For serving, scoop into glasses and decorate with lemon and lime slices and thyme leaves.
Top tip for making Gin and tonic sorbet
Freeze extra slices of lime and lemon on a tray until solid for adding instant cool to a G&T.