The first Gin & Tonic… Ice cream!

What better cocktail to drink in summer than Gin & Tonic? Refreshing, light, with a slice of lemon and a hint of bitterness, this long drink is perfect for warm summer nights. It’s no coincidence that Gin & Tonic was invented during the 19th Century to refresh Londoners during summer (ah!).

It might be even better than eating an ice cream on a sunny afternoon.

So what happens if we combine these two things?

Yes, you’re not dreaming. The premium-gins distillery Sipsmith has teamed up with the artisan ice creamery Jude’s to develop a Gin & Tonic ice cream for the UK market.

This brand new product combines the experience and the quality of the 200 years-old London-based distillery and the craftsmanship of the family-owned ice cream firm.

Sam Galsworthy, Sipsmith co-founder said “we’re big fans of Jude’s. Both our London distillery and their dairy champion crafting timeless classics of quality and substance, which are made to be savoured.”


He added that the ice cream combines “the delicately balanced botanicals of the Sipsmith London Dry Gin with Jude’s creamy, award-winning crème anglaise base mix, and added a splash of tonic water and lemon”. Yummy!

Talking about this surprising partnership, Theo Mezger, founder of Jude’s, declared “We are constantly on the look out for new sources of inspiration and this one came in a clinking flass. Partnering with the team at the Sipsmith Distillery has challenged us to do something a little bit different, which we hope will go down well with lovers of Sipsmith and Jude’s alike.”

Jude’s Sipsmith Gin and Tonic Ice Cream is already available, exclusively at Selfridges and online at Ocado. The 120ml tub of ice cream will also feature at several UK events this summer, including Port Eliot, Taste Festival and Open Square Gardens.

A couple of months ago we told you about Ben & Jerry’s beer. Is the mix of ice cream and alcohol a new trend? Whatever it is, we love it!

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