5 Different Gin & Tonic Recipes You Must Try This Summer!

Gin and tonic popsicle, sorbet and cupcakes

One of our favorite alcoholic cocktails is the Gin and Tonic.  We can’t get enough of it, which is why we have collected some of the best and funnies recipes ALL include Gin and Tonic. You’ll find everything from popsicles to cupcakes to popcorn ALL with G & Ts.

Gin & Tonic Popsicles with Cucumber

Gin and tonic popsicles lolliesThese amazing popsicles are so easy to make you almost won’t believe it. They are perfect for the hot summer and not only do they taste great – they look amazing. They are the best popsicles you will try this year, so do not cheat yourself for a taste of the Gin & tonic in a popsicles.

  • Popsicle forms
  • 8 oz tonic water
  • 1½ oz gin
  • ¼ lime juice
  • 1 cucumber sliced

How to: 

  1. Mix together tonic, gin and lime juice like you would, if you were making yourself a the original cocktail
  2. Cut the cucumber in ½ cm slices.
  3. Place the cucumber slices into popsicle molds, then pour in G&T mix. Remember not to fill the molds to the top as the water will expand.
  4. Put them in the freezer overnight before serving. Enjoy!

Gin and tonic cupcakes

Gin and tonic cupcake muffinsNothing is better than a good cup cake and when it’s combined with the best drink in the world, nothing can beat it. This gin and tonic cupcake recipe is a must try!

For the cake part:

  • 175g butter softened (unsalted)
  • 175g sugar
  • 175g self-rising flour (Normal flow can be used if you add 1 teaspoon of baking powder)
  • 3 fresh eggs
  • 4 tbsp tonic water
  • 2tbsp gin

For the icing on the top:

  • 250g butter softened (unsalted)
  • 500g icing sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime fruit
  • 4tbsp of gin

How to:

  1. Beat together butter and sugar in a bowl until light and creamy.
  2. Whisk in the eggs and sift in the flour
  3. Stir in the tonic water and divide the mixture between the 12 cases but don’t fill more than 2/3
  4. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until they are golden

For the icing:

  1. Soften the butter with your whisk
  2. Add in the icing sugar, lime and gin and whip until its soft, light and fluffy
  3. Add it on the cupcakes and finish it with a slice of lime or some lime zest to decorate.


Gin & tonic sorbet

Gin and tonic sorbetIf you like sorbets in general you are going love this recipe. The Gin and tonic sorbet takes a bit of time to prepare and make, but it’s surely worth it. So if you are looking to impress your boy- or girlfriend and her friends, make her this amazing dessert.

  • 400g caster sugar or fine sugar
  • 400ml tonic water
  • 4 tbsp gin
  • 1 lime for Zest and juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Optional 1 lime for garnishing

How to:

  1. Heat the water and sugar over low heat until the sugar is absorbed. Then increase the temperature and let it boil for about a minute, before removing it from the stove to cool down.
  2. Pour your favorite tonic water into a bowl and add the sugar syrup you just made. Put your bowl in the fridge until it’s cold. This usually takes about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Once the tonic mix is cold, add the gin, lime and a bit of lemon zest (only the green colorful part) and a bit of lime juice. Pour it into a container and freeze it. This will take at least about 2 hours.
  4. Remove the just-frozen sorbet from the freezer and break it up with a fork.

Extra (For better and fresher consistency):

  1. Froth the egg-white with a mixer till it’s nice and fluffy and mix it with the sorbet. Be quick, so it doesn’t melt.
  2. Serve your Gin & tonic sorbet in a cocktail or margarita glass with a slice of lemon. Enjoy!


Gin and tonic cake

Gin and tonic cake homemadeSometimes a cupcake just isn’t enough. In that case what you should do is making this great gin and tonic cake. It’ very easy and require little skill to make. So if you are looking to surprise the people at work with a piece of cake before the Friday bar kickoff, this is the right recipe for you!

For the cake part:

  • 4 eggs (medium)
  • 220g butter, softened
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 220g self-raising flour
  • 2 lemons (use the juice of 1 lemon for the glaze)
  • 100ml gin (4 shots)

For the glaze on the top

  • 150ml gin (6 shots)
  • 150g icing sugar

How to:

  1. Heat the over to about 180c (356 f) and grease your loaf tin
  2. Melt the butter together with the sugar and add the eggs – whisk/beat until smooth
  3. Sift the flour into the mixture and give it a good stir to ensure all the ingredients are combined
  4. Add the zest of both lemons – remember only to use the yellow colorful part. Then add the juice of one lemon (keep the other lemon for the glaze)
  5. Pour in 100ml of gin and keep the rest for the glaze. Give it a good stir and then pour the mixture into your lined loaf tin
  6. Bake in the center of the oven for about an hour. Remember to check the cake after 45 minutes as times may vary depending on your oven
  7. Gently combine the icing sugar, gin and lemon juice in a bowl – stir well until all the ingredients are combined and you have a runny paste
  8. When the cake has cooled, prick the top a couple of times with a fork and slowly pour the glaze on top
  9. Leave it to set for a few minutes, then serve – delicious!


Gin and tonic popcorn

Gin and tonic popcornWe do unfortunately not know how to make the gin and tonic flavored gourmet popcorn. They do however taste amazing and are great for the movie night. They consist of 5% real Gin and 5% real Tonic and are made in England by a small company called Joe & Seph’s. They are gluten and alcohol free for everyone to enjoy. The popcorn is based on the classic caramel taste infused with the crisp flavors of the London gin and tonic. So spoil your friends and family with this great gift full of delicious handmade gourmet popcorn or surprise your guest at your next cocktail party with this treat. The price of the popcorn range from £5 to £20 depending on wanted amount and your location. We bought ours here.