Elderflower G&T Ice pops – taste as good as they sound!

Days are getting longer, temperatures soaring and us Brits are eagerly anticipating a great summer. It goes without saying summer is right around the corner and here at Hogarths we love to share ideas to keep your taste buds tingling.  

As you know, we adore gin. Whether it be a classic London dry or a fruity favourite – everything that has evolved from the simple G&T is just magic, magic magic. So with some hocus pocus, a pinch of alcazam and a whole heap of abracadabra – you can rustle up so amazing Gin based treats that will keep your gincredible thirst quenched no matter what the weather brings – it is Britain after all. 

We ask you – is there anything better than kicking off your shoes, lying back in the garden waiting for the BBQ to fire up and tempting your taste buds with a delicious ice lolly to cool you down in the sizzling sun. Well if you’re feeling hot, hot, hot – have a go at recreating this amazing G&T ice pop recipe for those quiet nights in the garden or wow your friends at the next BBQ with these amazing treats. 

To make these ice pops sound even more tempting – courtesy of the brilliant brains at ‘Pinch of Nom’ these G&T popsicles at just a measly 1.5 syns each – you can enjoy your favourite G&T without worrying about your next weigh in. All you need is your favourite gin, a perfect tonic, some lolly moulds (available on Amazon) and some friends to enjoy them with – if you’re feeling ginerous. 

What you need:

50 ml Gin (For 6 syns) you can use more. We used Sipsmith.

200 ml Low calorie tonic (We recommend Fever tree)

50 ml Teisseire 0% Elderflower Squash (or any squash at 0% sugar)

What to do:

Step 1

Pour a G&T – just to keep you going until these pops are ready.

Step 2

Mix all the liquids in a jug. Fill 4 Popsicle mounds until they are 3/4 full. It is important not to overfill them as they will expand in volume when frozen.

Step 3

Freeze for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

Pour another G&T whilst waiting for your popsicles to freeze

Once frozen – enjoy straight from the freezer

The blissful sunshine of summer has been shining this week. Making you want to grab family and friends and head to your nearest Hogarths and enjoy your favourite G&T in the wonderful weather. 

As you know, here at Hogarths, we adore all things gintastic. Whether it be a classic London Dry or scrumptiously sweet gin liqueur – your number one gin palace has enough glorious gin to keep your taste buds tingling all the way through this upcoming sizzling summer. Over the years, the Great British fascination with Gin has boomed and boomed and with the introduction of more iconic gins on our shelves it is no wonder that gin sales are going up and up. But those of you who are still yet to dip your tipple toe into the pool of gin – we have comprised a list of the definite top 3 gins brand to get your hands on this month:


This Italian stallion of Gin brands captures the essence of a perfect G&T moment: sitting on a sunny terrace, enjoying the view with your nearest and dearest. Their range of spectacular spirits featuring Original, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit and Blood Orange – Malfy gin embodies the Italian spirit of enjoying the mundane and “Dolce far niente”: the sweet art of doing nothing.


Every bottle of Sipsmith is hand-crafted in genuinely small batches. Every drop of every single batch is lovingly laboured over by hand, by dedicated Distillers. Hogarths proudly serve their famous London Dry and the ever-so scrumptious, good-enough-for-Mr Kipling Lemon Drizzle Gin. Both have a heartiness of citrus and promises to delight all gin fans, young and old, when served perfectly with Fevertree Tonic over ice. W

Puerto De Indiasis

Puerto de Indiasis a Premium Gin manufactured in the sunny Seville region in one of the oldest distilleries in the province of Andalusia. Its name derives from the discovery of the Americas during the time in which Seville was becoming a huge trading port between Spain and the New world.

Their scrumptiously sumptuous Strawberry Gin so succulent its good enough to eat. With notes of fresh strawberry and juniper, this 37.5% ABV gin offers a wonderfully whimsical summer sensation that is perfectly paired with Schweppes Lemonade for a juicy and delightful tipple.

So with the dawn of Summer just around the corner, come and pay us a visit and get your hands on one of these amazing Gins served perfectly – just as it deserves to be.