8 totally delicious gin-flavoured foods

Obviously there's nothing better than a nice gin and tonic, but did you know that you can also consume it in food form? We've gathered together some of the best ways out there to combine two of our favourite hobbies: gin and eating. Enjoy!

1. Smith & Sinclair Gin Cocktail Pastilles

Smith & Sinclair make gorgeous sweets that are strictly for grown-ups only. Their luxury gin cocktail pastilles use high quality booze, fresh fruit and sensuous spices to create the same complexity of flavour you’d get from a real-life, liquid cocktail – complete with a 6-8% ABV. (Available from Harvey Nichols, £9.50)

2. Coco Gin & Tonic Chocolate

As featured in our February Gin of the Month box, this is not only very special chocolate made from organic, single origin coco beans it's also gin and tonic flavoured! With flavours of juniper, lemon and lime, it's pretty much paradise for anyone who loves gin and chocolate..so that's everyone, right? (Coco Chocolate, £4.50)

3. Joe & Seph's Gin & Tonic popcorn

Joe & Seph’s gourmet popcorn is handmade in London by a small team of pastry chefs using all natural ingredients. Their ‘Crisp Gin & Tonic’ flavour uses 5% real gin and 5% real tonic. The result is a unique, tasty snack with notes of sweet tonic followed by the citrus and juniper of gin. (Joe & Seph's, from £4)

4. Aldi Gin & Tonic Crisps

As we reported at the time, these caused quite a stir when they were launched last year. Part of Aldi's 'specially selected' range, these sit at the posher end of the crisp spectrum and have a hint of gin flavour with a tangy lime finish. (Aldi, 99p)

5. Jude's Gin & Tonic Ice Cream

OMG. Somebody only went and did it - gin and tonic ice cream!! Jude's have captured the two best bits of summer in one tub, combining their creamy dairy ice cream with Sipsmith Gin. What more could you want? Other than a bigger tub... (Available from Ocado, £1.85 for 120ml)

6. Raisthorpe Manor Gin Jam

Since starting out making homemade gins and liqueurs from their farmhouse kitchen in North Yorkshire, Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods have expanded their range to include preserves, confectionery and gifts. Their rather delicious raspberry and damson gin jams are made from locally sourced fruit, steeped in our favourite tipple. Makes for the best toast ever. (Raisthorpe Manor, from £3.50)

7. London Chocolate Co. Gin & Tonic Truffles

If you're looking for something that little bit special, this gorgeous gift box of eight artisan truffles is just the thing. Made with London Gin, popping candy and a dash of lemon and cinnamon, they make the perfect gin lover's gift - if you can bear to give them away!(London Chocolate Co, £11)

8. Gin & Tonic Tart

Finally, if you fancy getting creative in the kitchen, you can't go far wrong with this gin and tonic tart recipe. Combining gin and lemon with creamy custard and crispy pastry, it's sure to impress any guests. And if you do make it, feel free to send us a piece... (via Delicious.com)

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