If you’ve ever wondered whether there’s another way to imbibe your favourite drink, Sainsbury’s might just have you covered.
The supermarket has launched some rather delicious iced treats right in time for summer, in the form of gin and tonic ice cream and gin and tonic ice lollies.
It’s not just the flavour of a good old G&T, though, oh no! These new concoctions are not for children as the ice cream has 2.1 per cent alcohol content, while the lollies pack in an ABV of 4.5 per cent.
The tubs of ice cream (well, sorbet really, but y’know) also have a twist of lime added for an authentic G&T flavour, and, as the Mirror reports, one scoop is only 66 calories. Bring on the beach!
Even more amazing, this delicious, alcoholic, low calorie creamy goodness is nowhere near the price of a G&T in bars, at £2 for a 500ml tub it’s an absolute steal. The lollies are certainly not bad either, at £3 for four.
If gin and tonic isn’t your thing, Sainsbury’s are also doing Raspberry Bellini ice refreshments, which are also alcoholic, and also a bargain. Did I mention the fact it’s summer, what more do you need?!
Blending fruity flavours with classically British bubbles and spirits, the new range offers the perfect must-have summertime treat for adults.
The Sainsbury’s Gin & Tonic Ice Pops are made with gin, lemon juice, lime and tonic, while the Sainsbury’s Raspberry Bellini Ice Pops boast prosecco with raspberry puree for a refreshing summer treat.
The ice pops are to be enjoyed as a twist on traditional ice lollies, as a solo treat or a party favourite.
The new boozy iced treats join four other products in Sainsbury’s adult ice lolly range:
- Sainsbury’s Blackcurrant, Carrot & Beetroot Smoothie Ice Lollies
- Sainsbury’s Apple & Mango with Cucumber, Fennel & Lime Smoothie Ice Lollies
- Sainsbury’s Coconut, Pineapple & Lime Ice Lollies
- Sainsbury’s Valencia Orange Ice Lollies
Joanne Brind, Product Developer at Sainsbury’s, said:
We know that cocktails continue to be a huge trend for our customers and we’ve developed these brand new ice pops so they can enjoy classic botanical and fruity flavours while keeping cool this summer.
With four in a pack, they’re a fab frozen treat to share with friends – not to mention an easy way to be the popular one at any party!
Of course, if you prefer to simply consume your drinks the traditional way, rather than eating them in ice cream form, we’ve got you covered too.
In fact, you don’t need me to say it, check out Snoop Dogg for some summer cocktail inspiration:
The guy obviously knows a few things about drinks, having recently broken the record for world’s largest glass of gin and juice.
Alongside chefs Hubert Keller and Michael Voltaggio, the veteran rapper took to Instagram to show off their creation, simply saying ‘Gin and juice world record’.
And it’s exactly how you’d expect:
Still not feeling the drinks options?
Here’s how to make your own delicious frozen cocktails below:
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.