Gin & Tonic Cheese Cake

Yes, you read correctly, this is a recipe for a gin and tonic cheesecake. I can’t take credit for inventing it, sadly 🙂

Ingredients:

Base:
100g Butterbiscuits
6 Tbsp Icing Sugar
80g Butter
50ml Tonicwater

Cheesecake:
500g Mascarpone
7 Tbsp Icing Sugar
Juice of 1 Lime
Zest of the whole Lime
½ Tsp Vanilla
600ml Double Cream
70ml Gin

Directions

Put butter and sugar into a heavy based saucepan and heat gently. Crush the biscuits roughly using a food processor (or the end of a rolling pin) and add them in, removing the pan from the heat and stirring gently. Add the tonic in three lots, ensuring that the base doesn’t go mushy – it should be slightly crumbly. You may not need all of the tonic.

In a large bowl, gently stir the mascarpone to loosen it and then add the lime juice and part of the jest to it along with the icing sugar and vanilla. Pour the gin in slowly, ensuring that the mixture doesn’t get too runny.

Whip the cream into firm peaks, including the rest of the zest, before gently folding into the mascarpone mixture, ensuring the mixture stays fairly solid.

Put both the crumbly base and the cheese-mix into a dish and chill in the fridge.

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