Gin and tonic has always been my cocktail of choice. Particularly so on a hot and balmy night. Today in Sydney the temperatures soared to an unseasonally warm 37 C. Definitely time for a refreshing Bombay Sapphire with tonic and lime. Just one small hiccup. There were no limes to be found anywhere in the house. Rummaging through the freezer I did discover a tub of Pineapple and Tahitian Lime Sorbet, courtesy of Weis’. They say necessity is the mother of invention. My solution? A Grown up Gin and Tonic Slushie. Blitz together the sorbet and gin. Pour into a glass. Top with tonic water. Garnish with mint. Unconventional? Perhaps. Delicious? Absolutely.
Grown up Gin and Tonic Slushie
30 ml gin
1/2 cup sorbet, lime or lemon flavoured
tonic water to fill the glass
a sprig of mint to garnish
PLACE the sorbet and gin into a jug and blend with a hand-held stick blender until well combined but still slushy.
POUR into a glass, top with tonic water, garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.