With all Jozi foodies trying to beat the heat and create deliciously fresh treats for the summer season, Lorna Maseko has shared her icy-cool Tanqueray infused popsicle recipe with us.

Check out the recipe below and make yourself refreshing G&T popsicles.


Gin & Tonic and Mint-Grapefruit Popsicles – Serves 8–10



4 cups water

1 cup sugar

250 ml gin (Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla preferable,

but any gin should work)

1½ cups tonic water (fl at)

1 cup grapefruit juice (keep the broken segments of the grapefruit for garnish, remove the skin)

handful of mint leaves



Heat the water and sugar together on a stove top until the sugar dissolves. Allow the syrup to cool – place it in an ice bowl to speed up the process.

Once cool, add the gin, tonic and grapefruit juice to the bowl and stir. Place a segment of grapefruit as well as some mint leaves into each popsicle mould, pour in the gin mixture and freeze overnight.

Refreshing on a lovely summer’s day!