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Queen Mother Jelly

 

A lovely and simple way to jelly and gin away this summer heatwave in queen-like bliss…

 

Buy a lemon jelly.   Put it in a pint glass jug in the microwave with a quarter of the recommended water.

Ping it on full power until the jelly has melted and stir it around.

Here’s the fun bit; add some ice cubes, about four or five, a good amount of gin to taste and top up with tonic water to just under a pint.

Pour into pretty cocktail glasses and leave to set.  Serve decorated with a slice of lemon, maybe a swirl of cucumber…and a heart spoon!

 

P.S.  for pint also read 0.5 litre

P.S.S.  If you haven’t got a microwave, place the jelly and water as above in a smallish saucepan and bring to a slow boil, stirring until its dissolved

 

 

Thank you once again to Ingrid Spiegl of Scouse press in Liverpool for this beautiful recipe. Just what we need at the mo!

6 Comments

  1. Chuck Adams
    August 12, 2020
    Reply

    Love the recipe. I have the microwave and everything else except the mountain. Do you have a recommendation for gin? I usually use Sapphire because it doesn’t remind me of Gilbey’s which made me very (very, very) sick when I was 17.

    • stephanie de leng
      August 12, 2020
      Reply

      Hi Chuck,

      As it’s a real royal British jelly, I recommend a good solid British gin like Beefeaters. It’s not my recipe, however I would also try it with lime jelly. And the best you can find! xx

  2. Charlie McKeon
    August 10, 2020
    Reply

    Sounds great Mum! Looks great too.

    • stephanie de leng
      August 10, 2020
      Reply

      Haha Charlie. Make that one for your house. You’ll have to sort the garden first…

  3. carol charlton
    August 10, 2020
    Reply

    Mmm, great idea and looks delicious…No microwave up my mountain tho….not sure how that would tie in off-grid.
    I particuarly like the presentation and the name is pretty good too! Is that the true origin of it?

    • stephanie de leng
      August 10, 2020
      Reply

      Well if you read the end pss it says what do do if you have no microwave. Re the origin, this is Ingrid’s original recipe but I’m sure the title is inspired by a) Ingrid’s pithy sense of humour and b) The real Queen Mother’s notorious love of gin and tonics

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