Saturday, 10 January 2015

A secret lemonade drinker...

When you fancy a gin and tonic, nothing else will do. It's a simple clean drink and all you need is some Gin, Schweppes' tonic water, a slice of lemon and some ice.

Ice! Going to the freezer I found that there wasn't any.

Not to worry we have a second freezer in the cellar, but DISASTER! The Christmas drinkfest had depleted our second freezer of ice too and for some reason (probably the haze created by the Christmas drinfest) neither of us had filled those fiddly plastic ice-making bags and bothered to make some more. Now there's nothing worse than a warm gin and tonic (well there are lots of things worse but you know what I mean). What was I to do?

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and where there's a will there's away, and let's not forget (thanks Mr Shakespeare) that adversity makes strange bedfellows. At the back of the freezer I found some R. Whites' lemonade ice lollies. R. Whites' and gin and tonic - strange bedfellows indeed, but that should do the trick and cool our warm gin and tonics!

And it did. I broke a lolly in half, giving the chosen one the stick in case it choked me, and voila! Ice cold gin and tonic. The lemonade lolly even added an extra oomph to the flavour of the gin. Not bad for a quick fix.

I guess that's one way to become a secret lemonade drinker and not a bad one at that. I really must try the dance.


  1. Lorna Gleadell on FB
    Ice lollies made from Magners are nice

  2. Sarah Rawden on FB
    top tip Andrew loads of lemons....cut up into in a freezer bag.....freeze.....voila! Ice and lemon all in one xXx

    1. Andrew Height
      Great idea Sarah

    2. Sarah Rawden on FB
      a g and t without ice and lemon! Just won't do xXx

    3. Andrew Height
      Yes, Jaggers and Taggers as Hubert Gregg used to say on the radio.