Gin & Tonic Pancake recipe for a Pancake Day treat

Pancake day is coming up and here’s a way to make it a little more fun! Over the last few years, we’ve seen several recipes for G&T pancakes, but here’s our take on it – delicious fluffy pancakes and a G&T syrup!


  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon and lime
  • 4tbsp sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • Can of ready to drink G&T
  • 3tbsp nice Scottish Gin (plus a little for your accompanying G&T)
  • 50ml full-fat milk
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • A teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • A spoonful of butter or oil

How to make

  1. Using a veg peeler, peel the zest from a lemon and roll it around a straw or stick. Repeat with lime zest, then set aside.
  2. To make the gin and tonic syrup, squeeze the lemon and lime juice into a pan, then add the sugar and gin. Boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Put the flour and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and break in the egg. Whisk together with the can of G+T until smooth.
  4. Melt the butter in a pan and spoon in the pancake mixture in little circles. Heat until the pancakes are a lovely golden brown.
  5. Make a stack of pancakes and drizzle the gin and tonic syrup over the top, before garnishing with your curled zest.
  6. Enjoy!

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