Recipe for Summer Coolers

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

2 hrs refrigeration
Rock Shandy or G&T for dessert? Yes, this summer your favourite cooling drink can be turned into a refreshing dessert to enjoy after a braai!

Ingredients(Serves: 4)

GIN AND TONIC

  • 1 litre tonic water, heated
  • 60 ml white sugar
  • 40 ml gelatine
  • 4 tots gin

ROCK SHANDY

  • 1 pkt lemon jelly (80 g)
  • 275 ml boiling water
  • 275 ml cold water
  • 1 ml Angostura bitters

Method

For the G&T

  1. Dissolve the sugar in the heated tonic water. Stir in the gelatine and lastly the gin.
  2. Strain into 4 attractive glasses and refrigerate.

For the Rock Shandy

  1. Dissolve the jelly powder in boiling water. Add the cold water.
  2. Stir in the bitters, then pour the mixture into tall glasses. Insert a straw and a few lemon slices as the mixture thickens sufficiently to support them.

Hints and Tips

  • These are not appropriate desserts for children
  • Do the same with traditional hot Irish Coffee - Pour in whisky to the first level mark. Combine 30 ml gelatine into 1 litre hot, sweet, filter coffee, and pour into Irish coffee glasses up to the coffee level mark. Stir to combine the coffee and whisky. Refrigerate.
  • When firmly set, spoon on the softly whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. Serve with a bowl of mini-chocolates to enjoy with these.

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