Marks & Spencer is selling gin and tonic sauce for Pancake Day

As we enter the month of February, one of the best days of the year is fast approaching. We still have a little while to go, but we’re obviously talking about the delicious celebration that is Pancake Day.

This year, the pancake eating festivities will take place on 5 March but to kick things off early, Marks & Spencer has launched an exciting new sauce that we’ll definitely be smearing all over our pancakes – flavoured with lemon, gin and tonic.

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That’s right, forget the traditional sugar and lemon toppings, boozy pancakes are officially going to be a thing and we’re on board with it. The new sauce has been described as being both ‘tart and tangy with a punch’ while emulating the ‘classic flavours’ of a G&T. And to answer your burning question, yes, it includes actual alcohol.

However, you shouldn’t expect to get tipsy off your pancakes because the sauce, which is made using a juniper-based spirit as well as Indian tonic water, only features 0.5% ABV. But hey, you can always have a beverage on the side if that’s what you wish.

The lemon, gin and tonic sauce is priced at just £2 and has already been sold out on the Marks & Spencer website. Pop in to your local branch and you’ll be able to get your hands on a bottle before they fly off the shelves too.

 

M&S gin and tonic sauce
M&S

Gin, Lemon & Tonic Sauce, £2, Marks & Spencer

Those who fancy something slightly stronger will be pleased to hear that it isn’t the only alcohol-flavoured sauce by the supermarket. Marks and Spencer have also launched a new Scottish Heather Honey sauce with Single Malt Whiskey, so if the darker spirits are more up your street then you’re in luck too.

Either way, you’ll still got a good few weeks to decide on your pancake toppings. Choose wisely!