Ever enjoyed your gin and tonic in wobbly format?!
Well here is your chance to try out Gin Jelly 🙂
As part of an event run by Zomato I was sent a bottle of East London Liquor Company (having previously tasted it on the Gin Journey!) and a surprise FeverTree mixer and instructed to come up with a G&T recipe.
Having been a late comer to this I had the advantage of seeing Katie Brennan from BloodyHELLBrennan making inspired G&T ice lollies. So the competition was on!
I thought, why not try gin sweets and the jelly idea seemed a good fit with the flavours I had – which by the way was the fairly new FeverTree Lemon Tonic (their version of a bitter lemon).
So I investigated turning this:
Turns out A Rather Unusual Chinaman has a recipe for G&T gummy sweets and Nigella has a recipe for gin jelly. So obviously I ignored both and did it my way!
- 50 ml gin of your preference (a strong flavoured one is best to stand up to the lemon tonic)
- 1 bottle of FeverTree lemon tonic
- 1 sachet of powdered gelatin (or agar agar if you are veggie or vegan) – says on the back it will set 1 pint of liquid, as a guide for quanity required, if you can’t get this try a normal jelly mix
- Mint leaves to decorate
- A mold of some sort to set it in – I used a plastic container with a lid
- Make up the gelatin according to packet instructions
- Add the gin and tonic to the liquid gelatin
- Pour into cling film lined mould
- Decorate with mint leaves
- Pop in the freezer (or fridge if you don’t have a freezer)
- Wait (c1 hour at least for freezer)
- Check it’s set before you turn out
- Cut into chunks with a clean warm knife
- Keep in fridge until you need to serve (else it will melt back into one lump!)
- Slurp away, feeling more sophisticated than those with vodka jelly!