Do you remember, as a child, that time when you put ice cream in lemonade? It was a revelation, right?!

You were just messing about, being a child, and you created something utterly delicious.

That’s what I wanted to capture with this drink. I wanted the whimsy of youth mixed with a little refinement that comes with age. So I created the G&T Earl Grey Float.

There is a little bit of preparation that goes into this drink, but believe me when I say it’s totally worth it. It also justifies that ice cream maker that you bought and have probably never used.

About 2 hours before you’re planning on making cocktails  you’re going to want to make the Earl Grey Frozen Yoghurt. Which I will talk you through now.

Ingredients:

Greek Yoghurt

Cup of Strong, Cooled Earl Grey Tea (Don’t mess about, I mean really strong. Cup of boiled water with about 6 teabags in strong)

Juice and zest of half a lemon

Honey (to taste)

Pinch of salt

Method:

I am going to assume that you own an ice cream maker. I have no idea what would lead me to such an outlandish assessment, it’s not like their ubiquitous, but let’s just pretend.

  1. Thoroughly mix all of your ingredients and leave in the fridge for half an hour.
  2. Follow the instructions on your ice cream maker.
  3. Pour the ingredients in and set it off for about half an hour or until it reaches the right consistency.

If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, it’s still possible to make this. It just takes a little bit of patience on your part.

After chilling it for half an hour, pour all the ingredients into a metal or glass baking tray.

Every 15 minutes, take it out and stir it until it reaches “frozen yoghurt” consistency.

And now, the cocktail:

3 Parts Gordon’s Gin

Lime

Very Cold Tonic Water

Elderflower Cordial

Your Frozen Yoghurt

  1. In your cocktail shaker full of ice, pour in your Gordon’s and cordial, then squeeze in your lime.
  2. In a teacup (obviously, because you’re cool) pour in your gin and then top up with tonic to about an inch from the rim,
  3. Drop in a good scoop of frozen yoghurt
  4. Sip slowly and enjoy

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