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G&T lollies: Come on summer, let’s party!


With summer on our doorstep, I suggest you stock up on some party essentials like a good gin like this Cruxland Gin from KWV and then, of course some tonic water.

These gin and tonic lollies are perfect as palate cleaners in between courses or something to cool you down next to the pool. Obviously, not for kids. They can have these just easy-to-make festive fruit lollies instead.

Gin and tonic lollies


Makes 8

1 tin Schweppes bitter lemon

100 ml gin

600 ml tonic water

8 stick lemongrass – or wooden ice-cream sticks

zest and juice of 2 limes

extra lime slices


Mix the bitter lemon, tonic water, lime zest and juice in a jug. Pour into 8 individual moulds (plastic or wooden as I have used either successfully). Freeze for about 30 minutes, and then push the lime slices, wooden sticks or lemongrass into the lollies. This stops the slices dropping to the bottom. Freeze until hard.

Cook’s Notes: If these lollies are too sweet for you, use 50g caster sugar and 100ml water. Bring to the boil so that the sugar dissolves. Once cooled down, use this sugar syrup instead of the Schweppes Bitter lemon. Do not add more gin, as much as you want to. Alcohol doesn’t freeze at this temperature so adding more gin will give you slushy lollies that melt super fast.

Who is Nina Timm?

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Not only is Nina a food stylist, photographer and chef, she is also a mother who understands that someone working full-time needs help in the kitchen. She gets that you are looking for recipes that are easy, affordable and delicious, exactly what inspired her to start Easy cooking from Nina’s kitchen. Nina also runs a successful cooking school, is a published author and travels across the country motivating her audience while teaching them to become better cooks


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