Gin and Tonic Granita


I watched 50 Shades of Grey last night and it was everything I wanted and more! In fact, if I’m honest, I was a little dubious going into the movie, as I thought surely it couldn’t live up to the picture I had in my head from the books.

However, thankfully I was not dissapointed… and well… left a little flustered!

Now what does that have to do with today’s “Cocktail of the Week” recipe, I hear you asking?!

Well, in one particular scene, Christian orders a Gin and Tonic with Hendricks Gin and it got me thinking of how much I LOVE a good G&T, and NO, not just because Christian likes them too…. Although it did help!

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to put a spin on the normal recipe, and turn this one into a deliciously sinful Granita.

Let me know what you think!

J x


1/2 cup water
1/4 cup caster sugar
150ml Hendrick’s Gin
500ml tonic water
1/3 cup cucumber juice (made using household juicer)
Cucumber ribbons, to garnish

Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium high heat, stirring until sugar has melted. Reduce to a simmer and continue to heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Once cool, place in a medium baking dish and add gin, tonic and cucumber juice. Place in the freezer and each hour, take a fork, and fluff up the ice crystals freezing for at least 4 hours.

Serve topped with skewered cucumber ribbons.

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