Long before we had kids the dream of a picturesque summer day almost always included lying poolside or on the beach with a frozen drink in hand. Sure, it would be lovely if it were delivered to us by a thoughtful attendant, but we have zero qualms about blending up our own grownup treats.
In recent years we've noticed a growing number of entrepreneurial companies who just get us and our desire for premixed, easy to carry cocktails. After all, we're juggling parenthood, career, and life -- we need all of the help we can get.
Enter UK supermarket Sainsbury's and their latest genius product Gin & Tonic Sorbet.
Yes, folks, everything you love about a g & t captured in frozen treat form (and that does include the alcohol -- no attempts to manufacture the gin taste without the spirit here). As if they didn't already have us at hello, each scoop is only 66 calories, which means it's practically guiltless on those hot summer days when you want to kick your feet up.
Sainsbury's Gin & Tonic Sorbet also includes a hint of lime, which makes sense because every good cocktail needs a bit of garnish.
As with so many good things in life, there is, indeed, a catch. The UK market isn't exporting the product to the United States, so unless you make the jump across the pond, you'll have to come up with a homemade sorbet of your own. In fact, Sainsbury's online magazine even offers the recipe for their treat here, so you won't have to mess around with your own ratios of ingredients. Are they thoughtful or what?
Not in the mood to go all Iron Chef with your own take on a gin & tonic sorbet? There's always Costco's 100-Calorie Vodka Popsicles, which are back, although who knows for how long. These come in Cosmopolitan, Watermelon Lemonade, Appletini, and Lemon Drop, packing an 8% ABV, so you can certainly get tipsy off of these and will want to keep them out of the hands of your kiddos.
No matter which frozen treat you can get your hands on, we offer a hearty cheers to summer and at least a few lazy days by the pool.