Gin & Tonic


  • 50ml gin
  • 100ml tonic water
  • sugar syrup, to taste
  • 0.3g xanthan gum


Mix the gin, tonic water and sugar syrup together then stir in the xanthan gum. You may need to heat a little tonic water in order to get the xanthan to dissolve before adding it to the drink. Pour into a serving glass and chill for an hour. To serve add a teaspoon full of lemon and lime flavoured ‘pearls’ and stir them in – they should be suspended throughout the cocktail.

Xanthan gum is an ideal thickener for liquids that you wish to turn into spheres and can even be used to improve the quality of the crumb of homemade bread.

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