Shaved ice with cherries, gin and lime

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 6 - 8 people

Spiked with lime and gin, this is like a grown-up slushie. Add a little of the syrup to serve, then hand around extra for your guests to top up as they wish.

  • To serve: shaved or crushed ice, lime wedges and gin
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  • Cherry, gin and lime syrup
  • 440 gm (2 cups) caster sugar
  • 250 gm pitted cherries (about 280gm unpitted)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 40 ml gin
01   For cherry, gin and lime syrup, stir sugar, cherries, vanilla and 300ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to a simmer and simmer until cherries soften and liquid reduces to a syrup (12-15 minutes). Strain through a fine sieve, stir in lime juice and gin and refrigerate until chilled completely. Serve poured over shaved ice in chilled glasses, cups or bowls, with lime wedges and extra gin.

Topics:

GIN, CHERRIES, CHRISTMAS, MODERN AUSTRALIAN, VANILLA, DESSERT, SUMMER, LIMES

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES

Photography:

BEN DEARNLEY

Styling:

LUCY TWEED , EMMA KNOWLES

FEATURED IN

Dec 2015

Dec 2015

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