What To Eat Now: Fentimans Gin & Tonic Drizzle For Pancake Day

In celebration of Pancake Day, Fentimans has devised a gin and tonic pancake drizzle, using their Valencian Orange Tonic Water, for home-bakers to liberally douse on their choice of pancakes this Shrove Tuesday.

With the help of popular vegan blogger and Instagrammer Holly Jade, aka @thelittleblogofvegan, Fentimans has transformed its botanically brewed Valencian Orange Tonic Water into a zesty pancake syrup.

Reminiscent of both the French classic Crepes Suzette and a refreshing citrusy G&T, the drizzle combines Fentimans Valencian Orange Tonic Water with orange juice, fresh orange zest and gin. It can easily be whipped up at home thanks to a simple and easy to follow recipe (below) and then poured over fluffy buttermilk pancakes or delicate buttery crepes. A unique alternative to the usual chocolate spread, sugar or golden syrup.

Fentimans Valencian Orange Tonic Water is crafted using the finest, beautifully sweet Valencian oranges and infused with fragrant lemongrass. When conventionally used as a mixer, the tonic creates a refreshing and aromatic serve, especially when paired with a citrus and herbaceous gins. In its more unconventional pancake drizzle form, the tonic water has been coupled with gin to make a boozy and tangy syrup for home cooks to add to their seasonal baking repertoire.

Fentimans Valencian Orange Tonic Water is available to purchase at major supermarkets nationwide including Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

Gin and Fentimans Tonic Water Pancake Drizzle Recipe

140ml of Fentimans Valencian Orange Tonic Water
1 tbsp Gin of choice
200ml of Orange Juice (add extra if consistency is too thick) Zest of 2 large oranges (optional)
200g of golden caster sugar
4.5 tbsp corn starch
Pinch of salt


  1. Add all ingredients into a saucepan
  2. Heat over medium – high heat until boiling, stirring constantly (around 5-8 minutes, it shouldthicken and turn clear)
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside into a heat proof bowl. If consistency is too thick, addextra orange juice at this stage and stir through
  4. Store in the fridge once cooled
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