I bet you've never heard of a gin and tonic cheesecake before. This cheesecake recipe is quite unique in the sense that it is best enjoyed with a refreshing gin and tonic.
Besides, who doesn't love a zesty and tangy lime cheesecake recipe? Now imagine, if you added a hint of booze to it. A boozy cheesecake is simply divine. Naturally, this gin and tonic cheesecake is for adults only.
Although, you can easily adjust this gin and tonic cheesecake recipe for children and non-alcohol drinkers. In short, omit the addition of the alcohol and you've got yourself a delicious cheesecake.
Plus, doesn't it look completely mouth-watering with all those vibrant colours? Remember to serve the cheesecake with a silky smooth lime curd. Enjoy.
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- bottle of gin - I always say, the better your ingredients the better the outcome. The same can be said about this gin and tonic cheesecake. Use a good quality gin like this one.
- pink gin - this pink gin is a lot of fun. You can turn your cheesecake into a pink gin and tonic cheesecake.
- tonic water - having an extra few bottles of tonic water is never a bad idea. Tonic water tends to go pretty fast. I always opt for a premium tonic water, as it makes gin cocktails more enjoyable.
- citrus zester - this gin and tonic cheesecake calls for a lot of lime zest. You'll need a zester which will make your life a lot less complicated.
- quick release cake tin - I use this type of cake tin for all my cheesecake recipes, including this tasty gin and tonic cheesecake.
delicious gin and tonic cheesecake
This gin and tonic cheesecake has a citrusy and refreshing taste. It's the perfect dessert to serve after a heavy meal. Also, it is an excellent idea in the spring and summer months.
Even better, this recipe is not different to other cheesecake recipes.
If you would like to learn how to make other no bake cheesecake recipes like this beautiful gin and tonic cheesecake, check these out below:
- Amarula cheesecake - also a boozy cheesecake recipe with Amarula liqueur
- Aero mint cheesecake - excellent idea if you love peppermint
- Toblerone cheesecake - this cheesecake is for chocolate lovers
Otherwise, you can also try a baked cheesecake recipe like this sopapilla cheesecake recipe.
pink gin and tonic cheesecake
Although I think that this gin and tonic cheesecake is stunning as it is, you could make it even more colourful.
For instance, you can make a pink gin and tonic cheesecake, doing so in one of two tried and tested ways.
First, you can add a pink colourant and mix it into the cream cheese. Although, this is not the option I would go for, as I don’t like to add anything into my food that’s not natural.
Second, you can make the cheesecake pink by adding pink gin and some strawberries. Therefore, when you select your gin option, go for the pink coloured gin. For best results, you can top the pink gin and tonic cheesecake with strawberry curd. It’s divine!
gin and tonic desserts
Sometimes, I really feel that a cocktail can be considered as a dessert. Also, if you're on track to lose a couple of inches from your waistline, a good cocktail can be as good as a dessert.
I’ve discovered some excellent gin cocktail recipes. Here are a few you should try out:
- Christmas gin cocktail - excellent for any occasion (not only for festive occasions)
- Ginger beer and gin cocktail - another delicious fizzy cocktail recipe that’s very simple to make (you don’t need extraordinary bartender skills to make this cocktail)
If you would like to make other fantastic boozy drinks, check out these homemade alcoholic beverage recipes:
- Amaretto and coke - this one is super quick and easy to make!
- Toblerone cocktail - a chocolatey alcoholic beverage that’s rich and creamy
- Don pedro drink - this is not your usual Don pedro cocktail recipe (it has a special twist)
Do you know any other desserts with gin? Or do you have a favourite cocktail recipe that you adore? Please let me know, I’d love to find out.
gin cheesecake with lemon curd
I paired this gin and tonic cheesecake with a super-smooth lime curd. It is a perfect pairing.
If you’ve got leftovers, you can also use the curd as a spread with bread or a piece of baguette. Or just add a little bit into your porridge, or a splash of it into your yoghurt. Otherwise, you can also have a spoonful of it as it is. Besides, who doesn’t love curd?
best cheesecake toppings
In my opinion, what makes a cheesecake stand out is how you decorate it. It’s all about the toppings you use.
For this gin and tonic cheesecake, I recommend you use the following topics:
- Lime or lemon zest
- Candied or preserved lime or lemon
- Fresh kiwis would also pair nicely
Gin and Tonic Cheesecake
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 16 servings 1x
Learn how to make this great boozy gin and tonic cheesecake recipe. You can use any type of gin you prefer and ultimately change the flavours.
- 300g (10½oz) Hobnobs
- 150g (⅔ cup) butter, melted
- 2 limes, washed
- 5 gelatine leaves
- 125ml (½ cup) gin
- 125ml (½ cup) tonic water
- 75g (⅓ cup) caster sugar
- 600g (2⅔ cups) cream cheese
- 300ml (1¼ cup) double cream
- 100g (¾ cup) icing sugar
- limes, for garnishing
- Place the biscuits in a food processor and blitz until they turn into fine crumbs.
- Zest the limes and add zest to the biscuit crumbs.
- Pour the butter into the biscuit mixture and stir.
- Tip the biscuit mixture into a 20cm (8in) springform tin, then flatten, pressing hard to make the base compact.
- Place the gelatine leaves in cold water for 3 minutes or until softened.
- Meanwhile, pour the gin, tonic water and caster sugar in a saucepan. Heat the contents slowly and stir until all the sugar is dissolved.
- Gently squeeze the excess moisture out of the now softened gelatine leaves and add them to the gin solution. Stir until the gelatine has fully dissolved. Set aside to cool.
- Whisk the cream until soft peaks form. Set aside.
- Remember the two limes you zested? Juice one of them.
- Using a stand mixer, whisk the cream cheese, sugar and lime juice until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- While whisking, slowly pour the gin solution to the cream cheese mixture until everything is well incorporated.
- Gently fold in the double cream.
- Spoon the cheesecake filling onto the biscuit base inside the springform tin. Smoothen the top and give the tin a few bangs on the countertop in order to let air bubbles escape.
- Place in the fridge for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight.
- In this case, I topped the cheesecake with lime zest for a simple, yet elegant finish.
- Top with lime curd and gin and ginger beer cocktail. Enjoy!
- Don't let any leftover cream cheese go to waste, check out my guide on freezing cream cheese to make sure it's ready for your next incredible cheesecake!
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Chill
- Cuisine: British
Keywords: gin and tonic cheesecake, gin and tonic dessert recipe, no bake cheesecake recipe, chilled dessert recipe
Gemma @ MakeupMuddle.com
Oh my gosh this looks like heaven on a plate, I just had to pin the recipe! I've never tried gin and tonic cheesecake before, but it's something I have to try! xo
I love keylime cheesecake
Lemon cheesecake is my favourite.
I love a strawberry cheesecake.
Tuxedo cheesecake is my favorite but this one sounds good!
I love cheesecake! I love lemon cheesecake. It's so zesty and fresh and every mouthful of that creamy texture coupled with the crunchy base is just divine.
my favourite is strawberry cheesecake
I love chocolate peanut butter cheesecake. This recipe sounds delicious. Will definitely be trying it!
My favourite cheesecakes are those with a strong citrus flavour - I am totally sure this gin and tonic recipe with lime curd topping will zoom right to the top of my favourite list. At the moment it’s is a lime and passion fruit cheesecake that’s top......watch this space!
Rhubarb and ginger is a particular favourite, but I'll eat any cheesecake!
Love coffee cheesecake x
My favourite cheesecake is made from an old Australian Woman's Weekly book. The cheesecake is marbled with caramel sauce and crushed Crunchie bars, had a base of crushed chocolate digestive biscuits and is topped with chocolate and strawberries and cream. It's utterly decadent and delicious!
I've just made the gin and tonic cheesecake and honestly don't think I can better that!
I always choose cheesecake if I am having a little treat by eating out. I am particularly partial to New York cheesecake.
Chocolate Lime Cheesecake (made with dark chocolate).
Red velvet cheesecake is my favourite!
my fave cheesecake is blackcurrant
Chocolate cheesecake is my favourite.
salted caramel cheesecake
My favourite cheesecake is lemon flavoured
Caz / InvisiblyMe
Oooo this sounds interesting - I wouldn’t have even thought about the possibility of a G&T cheesecake before! 😊
I’ve only attempted cheesecake once, and the base seemed pretty lacklustre and far too soft. I’ll have to check out that sopapilla one you’ve linked to after leaving this comment as I’ve never heard of it & don’t have a clue what sopapilla even is!
For the G&T cheesecake, pink gin & strawberries sound soooooo good. I love that you’ve included the full nutritional information - I rarely see that on any recipes so this is brilliant. You’ve made the recipe really user friendly and easy to follow too. Nom nom!
Caz / InvisiblyMe
Oh and my favourite cheesecake? I'm not sure but I love toffee & caramel flavours, so ideally a toffee, caramel one with chocolate thrown in for good measure! Yeah, got a problem with that sweet tooth 😉 xx
I love lemon cheesecakes - the taste of lemons just works with the base.
Salted caramel cheesecake
I like strawberry cheesecake 🙂
I love Irish Cream cheesecake.x
White chocolate and amaretto
My favourite cheesecake is lemon and lime .
this looks amazing!!
Morrisons do a fabulous Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake which is absolutely fabulous!
My favourite cheesecake has to be a New York one . . . deep and delicious 😋
mine is salted caramel cheesecake x
New York cheesecake for me x
This Gin & Tonic Cheescake is my new FAV dessert. Yummy!
My favourite cheesecake is chocolate, but this one looks amazing too!
My favourite cheesecake is a nice chocolate one.
I love Strawberry Cheesecake.
I love toblerone cheesecake but the gin and tonic one sounds delicious may make it at easter
My favourite cheesecake is a Japanese cheesecake - fluffy goodness
A difficult question but it would be lemon cheesecake.
A lemon cheese cake
My Mum makes a fabulous Nutella Cheesecake. Soooo good but also so filling (plus think of the calories!).
My favourite cheesecake is good ol' New York Vanilla.
Lemon cheesecake is my favourite.
deliciously sweet toffee, but I wouldn't mind giving this G&T A try!
Strawberry cheesecake for me!
My favourite cheesecake is black currant
I love lemon cheesecake
I'll have to try this recipe! Perfect naughty treat for a dinner party or any other gathering. Must keep away from the kids though!
This cheesecake sounds delicious, usually I would choose a classic strawberry cheesecake.
any chocolate cheesecake 🙂
I adore a Baileys cheesecake
Mango Key Lime Cheesecake
I like a good European style baked lemon cheesecake - reminds me of staying with friends in Germany when I was a teenager.
I love Passionfruit cheesecake!
Tough! Either raspberry or lemon... I love both 💓
a nice traditional New York Cheesecake
New York original style cheesecake
Either salted caramel cheesecake or New York cheesecake
I love the New York cheese cake so creamy & delicious
I love lemon cheesecake
Not keen on gin but I know someone who is! My favourite cheesecake is probably Baileys.
Baileys Cheesecake that I have just at Christmas time
I love a strawberry cheesecake - but G+T sounds good too!
lemon cheesecake yum yum
A vegan raspberry and peach cheesecake.
Love raspberry cheesecake
I love an elderflower and lime cheesecake which I make in the summer.
Lemon cheesecake is my favourite xx
Lemon cheesecake my favoutite
Straight forward basic cheesecake
My favourite is Blueberry Cheesecake
lemon cheesecake is my fave so I'd love this one!
Mars Bar cheesecake is always a family favourite
Chocolate orange cheesecake is a favourite
My favourite cheesecake is toffee flavour -just yummy
My mum's old fashioned baked cheesecake
Lemon and lime
Not had Cheesecake in years, my fav would be pineapple
Favourite cheesecake is a no bake mini egg cheesecake that I make every Easter!
favourite has got to be either raspberry or strawberry chessecake for its sweetness
Carrot cake cheesecake
Love a strawberry cheesecake
I'd normally say vanilla and strawberry but having seen this recipe........ 😋
White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake
Not a great fan of cheesecake but a blueberry one is very pleasant
Gin and tonic cheesecake 😋
Strawberry cheesecake is our favourite
Love all cheesecake,but to let one & diam bar are to die for
I love key lime cheesecake
kathy Glamour cakebread
i'm not a huge fan of cheesecake tbh, give me a apple crumble any day
i love a banoffee cheese cake yum yum thank u
My favourite cheesecake is a lime cheesecake my hubby does.
My favourite cheesecake is the classic, New York style. It's so creamy and doesn't have too much going on. I've tried and liked plenty of others, but that will always be my go to.
I’m a bit of a purist! I love a lovely plain one with a fruit coulis on the side. Fairly that, I like a lime one.
I'm quite partial to a slice of lemon cheesecake.
I like vanilla
I like orange and ginger.
I like white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry coulis.
We love a plain cheesecake with lashings of dark chocolate sauce and ice cream!
My husband makes a beautiful strawberry cheesecake with phillidelphia cheese and real strawberries
I love a tart lemon cheesecake. It's a bit of a cheat but I love the Gu lemon cheesecakes!
My favourite is strawberry cheesecake
My favourite is a New York style cheesecake.
My favourite cheesecake is chocolate.
My favourite is a cold bake lemon cheesecake.
My favourite cheesecake is strawberry!
I think the best one I ever had was a Mars bar cheesecake from a shop in Lincoln a few years ago.
Lemon cheesecake is my favourite.
I love elderflower and pear cheesecake
key lime cheesecake
Hi I love lime and ginger cheesecake
raspberry and white chocolate
I love a salted caramel cheesecake
I love blackcurrant cheesecake
I like a fresh cheesecake like lemon so this recipe really appeals to me.
Lemon & Blueberry Cheesecake
I love white chocolate and raspberries cheescake
My favourite is lemon, really fresh tasting, yummy!
I like vanilla cheesecake the best.
I had a banoffee one it was delicious!
Black cherry because its nice and rich
Mmmm lemon cheesecake is my favourite!
Some might think it boring, but I don't think you can beat a proper vanilla baked cheese cake.
Lemon and lime cheesecake is my favourite..
I tried one with Rhubarb gin in it recently, my family loved it, so might Make it a regular feature of Sunday lunch, will also try your recipes they look delicious
My favourite would have to be Lemon flavour as I love the zesty ness
new York cheesecake
I don't eat cheesecake but my better half loves lemon & strawberry cheesecakes. I do like Divine Chocolate and would happy share with my better half and his business partner as both like a bit of chocolate, a cake or few nice biscuits with their evening coffees when they get home from another gruelling day.
Vegan lime cheesecake
New York Cheesecake!
Baked vanilla cheese cake
This recipe may well become my favourite but until I try this one my favourite is passion fruit cheesecake
plain and simple - always a winner but have a soft spot for lemon
I love a strawberry cheesecake but I am tempted to try your G&T one. It looks amazing x
EVERY type of cheesecake is my favourite. New York, lemon, chocolate, strawberry. Cheesecake is my absolute favourite and I’ve never come across one I don’t like.
I love any cheesecake but am super fond of keylime xx
My favourite cheesecake is a Raspberry cheesecake
honey and raspberry cheesecake
Indulgent I know but I love a chocolate cheesecake!
vanilla cheesecake with apricots
Vanilla cheesecake is my favourite. Although as it's my favourite dessert so I enjoy pretty much any flavour.
Raspberry cheesecake with curls of chocolate on top
toffee and vanilla x
Key Lime Cheesecake is my favourite
Tough choice between lemon and strawberry cheesecake
I love any combination of cheesecake and fruit, so maybe blueberry cheesecake xx
I like the contrasting sharpness of blackcurrants or fruits of the forest!
I do love a Strawberry cheesecake
Raspberry and white chocolate.
I love a really great Lemon cheesecake - needs to be sharp!
Lemon cheesecake is my favourite
It’s a tough choice (I love cheesecake!) but would go for strawberry
It has to be a yummy zesty lemon cheesecake for me.
For me cheesecake must be lemon or plain.
I love lemon cheesecakes
New York style vanilla - although someone has put rhubarb here & I'm thinking Vanilla swirled with rhubard syrup would be awesome.
I don't like it too sweet, so something like blackcurrant is a good balance for me.
Lemon Cheesecake! I love citrus so gin and tonic sounds like a winnner
Raspberry and vanilla
Biscoff cheesecake is mine, made it for hubby's 60th yummy 😋 I'd think I'm going to try and make your gin cheese cake for my mums 80th birthday next month.
My mind changes all the time, but my current favourite is a Biscoff biscuit cheesecake x
I like lemon cheesecake, especially if it has a lot of lemon in it!
Chocolate. Chocolate everything. Or lemon. Or baked vanilla. No. Just make it chocolate.
A baked lemon and sultana cheesecake
I love vanilla cheesecake with lotus biscoff base and caramel sauce 😋
New York cheesecake is one of my favourites
Salted caramel cheesecake with a dark chocolate base
Mint aero cheesecake
Classic strawberry cheesecake!!
A lemon one
White chocolate and honeycomb cheesecake - can't resist
Salted caramel cheesecake
I love strawberry cheesecake
New York style cheesecake
Raspberry Cheesecake is my favourite but this recipe looks amazing!
Baked plain cheesecake
After christmas we use up left over christmas pudding by making a christmas pudding cheesecake. Sounds strange but trust me it is delicious!!!!!
No-Bake Triple Chocolate Cheesecake - layers of fun, chocolate for everyone! 🙂
Just a classic new york cheesecake!
Chocolate cheesecake is my favourite cheesecake.
you can;t beat a yummy salted caramel cheesecake 🙂 or a chocolate chip cheesecake 🙂
I love a salted caramel cheesecake!
I love lemon cheesecake.
I love any citrus cheesecake... lemon, lime... yum
I love the New York Style Cheesecake that Asda sells, but I'm always on the lookout for a new one to try
Love a cherry cheesecake. And lemon. Ooh and pineapple......
i love new york style cheesecake
Lemon Cheescake is my favourite
I love strawberry and chocolate cheesecake
My favourite is vegan blueberry cheescake
has to be a raspberry and lemon cheesecake
I love a keylime cheesecake. Yummy!
I like blackcurrant cheesecake
I like a nice strawberry cheesecake
New York Cheese Cake
It must be Vanilla Cheesecake with raspberry coulis and dark chocolate. Delicious!
lemon & lime cheesecake-wonderfully sharpe!
Salted caramel chocolate cheesecake!
A cheesecake made with Baileys is rather nice but so's a Key Lime pie, hard pushed to choose a favourite
I love raspberry, white chocolate and pistachio cheesecake
Lemon and ginger cheesecake
What an AMAZING recipe and stunning photos! My favourite cheesecake is white chocolate cheesecake (my son used to make a fab one!) with a homemade raspberry sauce with it or fresh raspberries scattered on top.
New York cheesecake is my favourite.
New York cheesecake
I like New York cheesecake
Chocolate cheesecake x
Mum's homemade lemon cheesecake.
Raspberry. That looks amazing... thank you for sharing
I love a classic strawberry cheesecake