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When life hands us Lemons…we switch them out for Limes and Gin. Ignite decided to send our readers a fun twist on Scones with a Gin and Tonic spirit. With all of the home office time, take a minute to escape to the kitchen to do some baking. Enjoy!

English Scones Recipe:

  • 2 C. Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 2 TBL Sugar
  • 1/3 C. cold Butter (cut up)
  • ½ C. Buttermilk
  • 1 large Egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 TBL Milk

Procedure:

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients; cut in Butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Add Buttermilk and Egg, stirring just until moistened.
  2. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead about 5 or 6 times. Do not over knead.
  3. Pat into 8 inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges and place 1 inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush tops with milk.
  4. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes or until scones are golden brown. Let cool before icing.

Gin & Tonic Icing Recipe:

  • 1 C. Confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 TBL Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • 1 TBL Tonic water
  • Juice from one Lime wedge

Procedure:

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir until completely mixed to smooth consistency. If it’s too runny, add more confectioners’ sugar to get icing consistency.
  2. Drizzle icing over cooled scones and garnish with Lime wedge and Lime zest.