Lenin and Lime: Gin & Tonic Sorbetto

Lenin and Lime: Gin & Tonic Sorbetto
Staff Writer
Lenin and Lime: Gin & Tonic Sorbetto
The Icecreamists Cookbook

Greetings, comrade. This quasi-revolutionary sorbetto is so bone-chillingly good that there’ll never need to be 
another cold war. It’s one of the flavors we were 
developing for our ‘Dictators of Cool’ collection, which included our old favorites Adolf Hitler (The Great 
Licktator), Colonel Gaddafi (Cone El Gaddafi), and David 
Cameron (Fake 99). — Matt O'Connor, The Icecreamists

4
Servings
230
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 Ounces water
  • 5 Ounces caster sugar
  • 5 Ounces tonic water
  • 3/4 Tablespoons gin
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Directions

Pour the water into a saucepan and add the sugar. Place over a low heat and bring to the boil, whisking often, until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, continuing to whisk until the liquid turns into a syrup.

Pour the syrup into a heatproof bowl and set aside for 
about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooled to room temperature. For more rapid chilling, half-fill a sink with cold water and ice and place the bowl of mixture in it for 20 minutes. Pour the tonic water into a bowl, add the sugar syrup, then cover and refrigerate, ideally overnight, until thoroughly chilled (at least 4 degrees C).

Add the gin, lime juice and lemon juice to the chilled mixture, then pour into an ice cream machine and churn according to 
the manufacturer’s instructions. 

When the churning is completed, use a spoon or spatula to scrape the sorbetto into a freezer-proof container with a lid. Freeze until it reaches the correct scooping texture (at least 
2–3 hours).

Decorate each portion with lime slices and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
46µg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
29µg
1%
Folate, total
30µg
8%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
41mg
6%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
46mg
3%
Water
63g
2%

Lime Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lime Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.