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Friday 11 June 2010

Sweet Treats: Hendricks & Cucumber Granita

With world gin day fast approaching (it's tomorrow), and a blind belief that if I just continue to create summery recipes, the sun WILL come back, I put my thinking cap on and came up with this refreshing concoction.

It's like a frozen gin & tonic, or maybe a posh boozy ice lolly. Whichever it is, I'm sure you will agree that it's delicious...and better still you don't need an ice cream maker or any fancy gear to make it.

Make sure you use Hendricks gin, as the cucumber notes work perfectly in this recipe.

Hendricks & Cucumber Granita

You'll need:

  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250ml water
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 250ml tonic water
  • 150ml Hendricks gin

Make it!

  • Peel and deseed the cucumber. Puree it in a blender or food processer or just mash it up. Push the pulp through a sieve to get a smooth puree.
  • Put the sugar and water into a saucepan and stir over a low heat until all the sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil and let it boil for four minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and pour into a large bowl.
  • Once the sugar syrup has cooled, stir in the cucumber puree, tonic and gin. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
  • Bung it in the freezer overnight. It will take a while to freeze due to the alcohol content, however this means it's delightfully easy to scoop when you want to eat it. 


  1. Yum, yum, yum and yum. I had a gin sorbet when I was younger in a posh restaurant and the memory has stuck with me.

  2. You could also try gin & tonic jellies - they are delish (and if you can get the hang of sugar syrup - it took me two attempts! - I believe Nigella also has a Pimms jelly recipe - surely the ultimate summer flavour!)

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