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Gin And Ice Cream: Five Refreshing Summer Serves

in Mixology October 28, 2016

Whoever said you can’t mix gin and ice cream? If you’ve got a summery sweet tooth, read on for perfect cocktail inspiration.

Though it’s certainly delicious enough to enjoy on its own, we like to heighten the decadence by using Jude’s in our cocktail serves. If that sounds appealing, read on for five original recipes. Summer sun, ice cream, and gin…who could hope for a more blissful combination?

Soyer au Sipsmith

This cheeky twist on a classic cocktail – the Soyer au Champagne, which was once one of the most “popular drinks at Christmastime in Continental cafes,” according to the 1953 edition of Esquire’s Handbook for Hosts – is also wonderfully suited to summer weather. We’ve taken the original recipe (whose name translates to “Silk with Champagne”) and made it far more ginful. The addition of Sipsmith London Cup adds an extra dose of seasonality.

1 scoop Jude’s Gin and Tonic Ice Cream

50ml Sipsmith London Cup

Champagne

In a chilled coupette glass, place once scoop of the ice cream. Pour over the Sipsmith London Cup and give a quick stir or two. Lengthen with Champagne.

Sloe Shake

As proof that Sloe Gin is as suitable for summer weather as it is winter, we offer up the strikingly delicious Sloe Shake. G&T ice cream mingles wonderfully with the dark berries – and the result is a purple-hued dream.

50ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin

1 scoop of Jude’s Gin and Tonic Ice Cream

10ml sugar syrup

Add all ingredients to a blender (sans ice) and whiz up until smooth. Serve in a highball glass, preferably with a cheery drinking straw.

Frozen Southside

The Southside has long been a favourite summertime cocktail – often referred to as a “gin Mojito,” the recipe features a tried-and-true combination of mint, lemon, and gin. Here, we take things one step further with the addition of ice cream. Enjoy!

50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

20ml sugar syrup

6 mint leaves

1 scoop Jude’s Gin and Tonic Ice Cream

Add the first three ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake until well blended. Open the shaker, add the mint leaves, and close; roll the shaker between your palms to gently extract mint flavour without bruising the leaves. Meanwhile, add your scoop of ice cream to a chilled coupette glass. Strain the contents of the shaker over the ice cream and garnish with an extra sprig of mint.

Sipsmith Gin Alexander

What could be simpler than gin and ice cream? Not much, as this lightning-fast, two-ingredient cocktail serve proves.

1 scoop Jude’s Gin and Tonic Ice Cream

50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

Place both ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake until you can’t shake anymore (or until the ingredients have liquefied into milkshake consistency – whichever comes first). Serve in a chilled coupette glass.

Gin and Tonic Float

The G&T is a perfect drink – but it can be even more perfect when ice cream gets involved.

1 scoop Jude’s Gin and Tonic Ice Cream

25ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

Chilled tonic, preferably Fever-Tree

Add the ice cream scoop to a chilled highball glass. Pour the gin over the ice cream and slowly add the chilled tonic. It will bubble up; allow to settle slightly before topping up.

Feature images © StephanieFrey/iStock; fastsnail/iStock

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