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Here's some excellent news for gin lovers – it's World Gin Day on 11 June 2022. This annual celebration is now in its 14th year and is the perfect excuse, as if one were needed, to reach for the gin bottle.
But if you think gin is destined for cocktails only, think again. Its unique citrus, juniper-laced flavour works wonders in sweet dishes too, from elegant tarts to centrepiece cakes. Get in the spirit and read on for our round-up of gin-tastic recipes.
Add extra zing to a classic lemon tart with the flavours of a G&T cocktail. It’s the summer dessert dreams are made of… what’s more, it can be made ahead of time for effortless entertaining.
Get the recipe for Gin and tonic tart.
A creamy mascarpone cheesecake filling contrasts with a rhubarb gin jelly for a no-bake dessert that’s sure to impress but easy to achieve.
Get the recipe for Rhubarb and gin jelly cheesecake bars.
Bring out the bundt tin for this juniper berry and lime flavoured sponge. It’s soaked with a gin syrup and a drip icing glaze for extra wow factor.
Get the recipe for Gin and tonic cake.
These little lemon pots make the ultimate grown-up dinner party dessert. The boozy jelly cubes are sure to be a talking point too.
Get the recipe for Gin and lemon pots with boozy jelly cubes.
Raspberries steeped in gin liqueur top this simple but elegant puff pastry tart.
Get the recipe for Raspberry and gin tart.
A refreshing palate cleanser at the end of a meal, this cocktail-inspired sorbet uses just five ingredients. Cheers to that!
Get the recipe for Gin and tonic sorbet with lime.