4 Gin Pancake Recipes that you need to try!

It’s nearly one of our favourite days of the year… PANCAKE DAY! Yes we’re pretty excited in the ILoveGin office and one of our favourite things to do on this special day is to make GIN pancakes!

Now you’ve got four options when it comes to making gin based pancakes, from easy to a slightly longer method. Take your pick from them below and enjoy some delicious gin based pancakes…

 

6 O'Clock Sloe Gin1. Sloe Gin Pancakes

This method literally adds approx 5 seconds to your pancakes making time, simply get some Sloe Gin and add a table spoon or two into the batter mixture just before you ladle it into your frying pan. This will give the pancake a lovely pinky/purple tinge and make them taste even better than normal. (You may have to do some trial and error with the exact amount of sloe gin, we generally use 2-3 tablespoons per 125g flour/3 eggs etc)

If you’ve not got sloe gin why not experiment with other gins? Those with bold flavours often work best when simply added to the batter mixture. We recently tried JJ Whitley Plum gin from our February Members’ Box. and it was very tasty!

Let us know if you find any delicious gins to use!

2. Gin Pancake Syrup

Holly The Gintern created this syrup for her pancakes and it is very moreish! Holly recommends a sweeter style gin like Whitley Neill’s Quince. This gin has prominent stone fruit flavours (peaches and apricots) but is dominated by the unmistakable flavour of quince. These pancakes smothered in gin syrup will not last long!

You will need:

Method :

  1. Add water, sugar and lemon to a saucepan and stir.
  2. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently until thickened (the syrup should become more golden in colour).
  3. Stir in the gin and simmer for a couple more minutes.
  4. Let the syrup cool and add to your favourite pancake recipe. Enjoy!

 

3. Gin Lovers Blueberry Pancake Brunch

Forget your eggs in the morning, this is the perfect brunch for a gin lover! A refreshing G&T goes wonderfully with Blueberry Gin pancakes you know! 😉

The gin syrup works best with American style pancakes (as they soak it up better) Holly used this trusty Jamie Oliver recipe which never goes wrong for her! She added fresh blueberries to the pancakes – you just sprinkle a few on top before flipping.


You will need:

Method:

  1. Add water, sugar and lemon to a saucepan and stir.
  2. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently until thickened (the syrup should become more golden in colour).
  3. Stir in the gin and and take off the heat.
  4. Let the syrup cool and add to your favourite blueberry pancake recipe.
  5. Pour yourself your favourite Gin and Tonic! Enjoy!

 

4. Pancakes with Gin Sabayon

This takes your normal pancakes but adds a unique topping called Sabayon, which is delicious on it’s own but with added gin it’s even better. (Recipe credit: L’atelier des Chefs)
Gin Pancakes
(pic credit: bbcgoodfood)

You will need:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 125g Icing Sugar
  • 20ml Gin (though you can use more, we recommend Tarquins Gin)
  • 150ml Double Cream

Method:

  1. In a bowl mix together the egg yolks, the icing sugar, gin and water, whisk together over a bain marie until the mixture has approximately tripled in volume and is a light/fluffy texture.
  2. Allow to cool and then separately whisk the double cream, and fold it in to the mixture in the bowl.
  3. Make your favourite pancakes, and when cooked and on a plate, spoon on the gin Sabayon mixture, perhaps garnishing with some berries. Enjoy!

 

We’d love to see your gin pancakes, so if you make some, be sure to tag us on Instagram @ilovegindotcom or tag us in your Facebook posts (ILoveGin on Facebook)


Want to try new gins and tonics each month? Join our members’ club!

Join the ILoveGin club where we send you a new box like the ones below for just £14/m inc free delivery, you’ll get 2 new gins and 2 tonic/mixers each month to try, enough to make 4 G&Ts plus discounts on full size bottles.

Limited Time Offer: Get your first box for just £9 including delivery, that’s £9 for 4 x G&Ts, use code: GINBLOG5OFF at checkout at ILoveGin.com/join

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2 comments

  • Donna white February 20, 2020   Reply →

    What are the size of the gins in the box please x

    • Holly The Gintern February 21, 2020   Reply →

      Hi Donna!

      They are 5cl gin bottles. Great for you to try to see if you like them before committing to a bigger bottle!

      Holly

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