Ever since I saw that fabulous White Russian Fudge over at Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, I was inspired to start experimenting with making my own drink in a fudge.
Cue the unopened bottle of Saphire gin that has been sitting on my shelf for months. A perfect reason to bust it open.
A lime gin fudge was created and a layer of tonic flavored fudge was added on the top. I don't know how much this tastes like a gin and tonic (a bit) but is it ever delicious.
Gin & Tonic Fudge
For the Lime Gin Fudge Layer:
- 28 ounces white chocolate
- 1- 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime jiuce
- 2 teaspoons lime zest
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup gin
- Grease an 8X8 inch pan and set aside
- In a heat proof bowl, microwave the chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and salt 30 seconds at a time. Remove the bowl and stir the mixture in between.
- When everything is melted and smooth, stir in the gin, lime juice and zest.
- Pour into the pan and place in the freezer while you prepare the top layer.
For the Tonic Fudge Layer:
- 2 cups tonic water
- 10 ounces white chocolate
- 7 ounces condensed milk
- Place the gin in a heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat. When the tonic becomes syrupy, remove from heat and set aside.
- Place the chocolate and tonic in a heat proof bowl and microwave 30 seconds at a time. Remove the bowl and stir the mixture in between until everything is melted together.
- Stir in the tonic syrup.
- Remove the lime gin fuge from the freezer and spread the tonic fudge layer on top.
- Place in the fridge until hardened. Cut into squares and serve.