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.
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
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.
- Thoroughly mix all of your ingredients and leave in the fridge for half an hour.
- Follow the instructions on your ice cream maker.
- 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
Very Cold Tonic Water
Your Frozen Yoghurt
- In your cocktail shaker full of ice, pour in your Gordon’s and cordial, then squeeze in your lime.
- 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,
- Drop in a good scoop of frozen yoghurt
- Sip slowly and enjoy