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NB: Gin-and-tonic popsicles will be here in time for spring

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.

A rendering of the stylish packaging for Frost Popsicles G&T. Photo supplied.

A rendering of the stylish packaging for Frost Popsicles G&T. Photo supplied.

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.

The Frost Popsicles G&T comes a year after the launch of the Pierre Jourdan PJ Pops. Photo supplied.

The Frost Popsicles G&T comes a year after the launch of the Pierre Jourdan PJ Pops. Photo supplied.

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.

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