Gin Tonic Muffins

What kind of particle can it be? Delicious chocolaty, preferably with nut or fruity fresh? When we want to bake muffins, we are often spoilt for choice. From hundreds of recipes we can choose what we want to bake. Why not add a drop of gin to the dough? With our tasty Gin Tonic-Muffins you will make everyone happy. Friends, family and of course yourself!

What ingredients do we need for Gin Tonic Muffins?


  • 220 g flour
  • 2.5 TL baking powder
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 80 g sour cream
  • 100 ml Gin
  • 3 EL lime juice
  • shell of a lime
  • 125 g soft Butte
  • 3 eggs
  • Prise Salt


  • 80 g sugar
  • 2 EL lime or lemon juice
  • 8 EL Gin
  • 4 EL Tonic Water

Gin Tonic Cast: (optional)

  • 200 g icing sugar
  • lime juice and gin to taste

Preparation of the Gin Tonic Muffins

  1. First the dough of the muffins is prepared. Beat the soft butter together with the sugar and vanilla sugar until foamy. The softer the butter, the better and faster the dough. Then gradually add the eggs. The eggs should not come directly from the fridge. If they are too cold, the frothy mixture could coagulate a little. To be on the safe side, you can whip everything over a water bath.
  2. In another bowl, flour, baking powder, salt and lime rubbing are mixed. Add the mix by the spoonful to the butter mixture. Sour cream, gin and lime juice are then stirred into the cream. The dough must be beaten well until a nice, homogeneous mixture is obtained. The oven is preheated to 175 degrees circulating air. The dough is filled into greased muffin moulds. If you use silicone moulds, you do not need any additional fat. The muffins must be baked for between 14 and 16 minutes. Check with a stick whether the cakes are fully baked.
  3. Now the syrup is prepared and poured over the muffins. To do this, boil the sugar with the lime juice in a pot. Make sure that the mixture is not cooked too hot, otherwise lumps could form. When the sugar has completely dissolved, the syrup must cool for some time. Then add the gin and the tonic water. If you want a less strong gin taste, simply reduce the amount by one or two tablespoons.
  4. When the muffins are ready, let them cool for a few minutes. If you soak them with the syrup, there are two possibilities. Either you soak the entire muffin, which makes them juicy all around. You can also just paint the surface. The syrup is quickly absorbed into the dough. If you just want to soak the top, you don’t have to take the muffin out of the mould. To completely flavor it, let it cool down so that you don’t have to pour the juice over the muffin that is too hot. But make sure that the muffins are not quite cold when you soak them, so that the syrup can draw in nicely. If each pastry is soaked, let the muffins cool down completely.
  5. Now you take care of the casting. The icing sugar is sifted into a bowl to avoid small lumps. Then add the liquid. You may only take as much until the icing is firm enough. It is estimated that you will need two to three tablespoons. To find out your personal mixing ratio of lime juice and gin, it is best to mix the liquid beforehand. If you like a strong gin taste, add two tablespoons of gin and one tablespoon of lime juice to the icing sugar. If it becomes too liquid, fill with icing sugar. The surface of the muffins is now coated with the icing. As long as it has not dried, you can use mint or lime peel to decorate it.
  6. To make it more fruity, you can halve the amount of lime juice and work with orange juice. Of course, it’s a bit faster if you just leave out the syrup and pour the muffins directly onto it. But the time you need to make the syrup and soak it is well worth it. Even if it has to be done quickly, the additional juiciness is an absolute highlight. The muffins can sag a little, because they get very juicy.

With this souvenir you are guaranteed to be the star at every summer party. A glass of Gin Tonic in the left hand, a delicious Gin Tonic Muffin in the right hand.

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