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A summer slushie with craft cocktail ingredients
Give your classic cocktail a boost by turning it into a fun and refreshing slushie. This Frozen Gin and Tonic has summer written all over it! It’s the best treat to sip on while you sit pool-side on a hot day.
Gin and tonic water are blended together with ice and simple syrup to create this quick, easy, and refreshing 4-ingredient cocktail.
It’s a drink that has everything you love from a classic gin and tonic but is extra fun and tasty. Play around with the ingredients and add in fun flavors to mix it up and impress your guests at the pool party!
It wouldn’t be a summer party without a refreshing cocktail in hand and a few snacks to try. Make sure you serve this slushie cocktail with a few summer-inspired treats like my Tomato Basil Bruschetta, Radishes and Butter Crostini, and some Sweet Cream Ice Cream.
Ingredients you need
If you’ve never made a gin and tonic before, the frozen version has a few added ingredients that help it taste even better than the non-frozen version. This is what you need:
You don’t need the most expensive gin in the world to make a great gin and tonic. Use your favorite brand or grab a few bottles to test the different flavors. Some of my favorites are Hendricks, The Botanist, and Tanqueray.
I like to use 1.5 ounces of gin as called for in the recipe but if you like your frozen cocktails on the stronger side, you could go up to 2 ounces.
An ounce of simple syrup adds a bit of sweetness to the cocktail and helps everything taste well balanced. All you need to make simple syrup at home is equal parts white granulated sugar and water. Heat them together in a pot on the stove until the sugar dissolves and leave it to cool before using the syrup in cocktails, iced coffees, or lemonade.
The best tonic water for gin and tonics is any kind you like. I prefer to use Q Tonics or Fever-Tree because they don’t taste overly bitter or mess with the flavors in my cocktails. Feel free to use any brand you have at home!
Use freshly made ice so your blended gin and tonic can taste its best!
How to make a frozen gin and tonic cocktail
Drop everything into your blender, blend at high speed and you’re done! This frozen cocktail couldn’t be easier to make:
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth.
Have fun with it! Play with the flavors in your gin slushie by blending in fresh fruit, veggies, juices, and flavored syrups. I recommend using peeled and seeded cucumber slices, frozen grapefruit juice, frozen watermelon chunks, lime juice, strawberries, and more.
Can it be made ahead of time?
You can make a big batch of these for a party ahead of time by mixing the gin and simple syrup together and keeping the tonic water in the fridge until you’re ready to go. You can also pre-measure the ice and package it up so it’s ready to blend with the rest of the ingredients in no time.
If you’re not using it right away, you can blend it all up and store the slushie in the freezer for a short period of time. Just pour it into an airtight container or freezer-safe ziptop bag, and freeze until you're ready to party!
How long does it keep once it’s made?
Frozen gin cocktails need to be drunk immediately after blending or else they will melt. To keep the drink frozen for as long as you are drinking, store your gin in the freezer and the tonic water and simple syrup in the fridge so everything is as cold as possible.
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Frozen Gin and Tonic
- citrus reamer
- mini angled measuring cup
- 4 ounces tonic water, chilled
- 3 ounces gin, chilled
- 1 ounce simple syrup, chilled
- ½ ounce lime juice
- 3 cups ice about 12 ounces
- Place ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Evenly divide between two chilled glasses, add a lime wedge for garnish, and serve with a straw!
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