Sipsmith, proud pioneers of London’s gin renaissance, and family ice cream crafters
Jude’s, have stirred up a limited edition collaboration in perfect time for summer:
Jude’s Sipsmith Gin and Tonic Ice Cream. Jude’s have captured all the
deliciousness of the G&T in their delectable ice cream, using the award-winning
Sipsmith London Dry gin; a scrumptious treat for ice cream smitten grown-ups and gin
Sam Galsworthy, Sipsmith co-founder, comments:
“This is all about celebrating where summer meets gin. Our collaboration with Jude’s is
the perfect marriage of two Great British Summertime institutions; ice cream - and the
gin and tonic.
He continues: “We’re big fans of Jude’s. Both our London distillery and their dairy
champion crafting timeless classics of quality and substance, which are made to be
These two quintessentially British businesses have combined the delicately balanced
botanicals of the Sipsmith London Dry Gin with Jude’s creamy, award-winning crème
anglaise base mix, and added a splash of tonic water and lemon. The result is simple,
delicate and delicious.
Theo Mezger, founder of Jude’s continues:
“We are constantly on the look out for new sources of inspiration and this one came in
a clinking glass. Partnering with the team at the Sipsmith Distillery has challenged us to
do something a little bit different, which we hope will go down well with lovers of
Sipsmith and Jude’s alike.”
Sold in Jude’s classic tubs with signature Sipsmith’s London Dry Gin green and white
stripes, both teams will be on the road this summer at various events; Port Eliot, Taste
Festival and Open Square Gardens to name a few...
About Sipsm ith:
Sipsmith is the first copper distillery to launch in London for nearly two hundred years and hasre-introduced the art of handcrafted, small-batch spirit production to the capital. Sipsmith has
now won over 30 international awards with its London Dry gin, and alongside that crafts Sloe
Gin, Summer Cup, V.J.O.P gins in addition to both Sipping and Damson Vodka. For more
information please visit www.sipsmith.com.
Having recently reached capacity in their original site - wholeheartedly committed to the One
Shot Method and crafting gin the way it used to be made, and should be made - Sipsmith has
moved to a new site in West London. This has allowed them to make room for a new sister
still, Constance, to sit alongside their original still Prudence and her sister Patience.
Jude’s ice cream is a family business based in Hampshire, passionate about making the tastiest
and best-quality ice cream using the finest local ingredients.
Back in 2002 Theo Mezger sat in his dairy barn and dreamt of making the best ice cream in the
world. So he bought a churn and a freezer, sourced cream from the local farm and set to work.
He sold his first batch to the pub across the field and named his new venture after his wife,
Jude. What started out as a hobby became a business, and soon the whole family joined in.
Jude’s is now run by Theo and Jude’s two sons, Alex and Chow. Over the past 12 years, Jude’s
has supplied nearly all of Britain’s top chefs, won 25 Great Taste awards and is served in some
of the best restaurants and most prestigious venues and events in the land. Jude’s are also
available in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.
Jude’s Sipsmith Gin and Tonic Ice Cream will be available in 120ml pots, RRP £2.95, in
Selfridges from 20 May and on Ocado from the 1 June 2015.
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Rose Gamble: Rose@judes.co.uk