Calling all gin lovers: SA’s first-ever gin- and tonic-based ice popsicles have just launched in partnership with hip local brand Hope on Hopkins.
The two new gin-and-tonic popsicles – the G&T Classic and G&T Berry Infusion – are the first products launched under the Frost Popsicles label by JML Consulting (Pty) Ltd – the same guys responsible for the Pierre Jourdan wine popsicles.
From early September 2017 the alcoholic lollies will be available, with the G&T Classic offering the subtle bitterness and juniper-driven notes so beloved in the popular cocktail, and the G&T Berry Infusion version incorporating notes of blackberries, strawberries and blueberries to offer a slightly sweeter experience.
In keeping with the Frost Popsicles philosophy of working with local producers, the JML Consulting team turned to acclaimed Cape Town distillery Hope on Hopkins for a London dry-style of gin whose flavours would hold up to being frozen. As for the tonic, the teams worked with a leading locally produced brand of craft tonic to round out the flavour profiles of the popsicles. After blending, the end product clocks in at 7% alcohol-by-volume, with a promise of a refreshing bite without overpowering the palate.
The new G&T Popsicles will be available in select Spar, Pick n Pay, Liquor City and independent liquor stores in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal from early September. The recommended retail price is R27 per Popsicle. They can also be purchased online, by the box, at www.frostpopsicles.com.