Gin and tonic slushies

How to make a Gin and Tonic Slushy:

A Gin and Tonic Slushy transforms the classic British cocktail into a refreshing summertime treat – it is the best summertime cocktail. The gin is blended up with plenty of ice and your flavoring of choice (lemon juice, lime juice, and strawberry juice all work well), then you pour that slushy mix into a glass filling it half way and then you pour cold tonic water over and gently stir.

On the night I was making Negroni Slushies, Charles didn’t want to go with the plan. (Is this a typical husband thing?) Instead, he wanted a Gin and Tonic Slushy. Our friend Libb and I laughed at him thinking it was a terrible idea. But, I made it anyway. And, to our surprise, it was excellent. When Libb tried it, she told me that the recipe had to go on the blog. So here I am, sharing how to make a Gin and Tonic Slushy.

The fun thing about making Gin and Tonic Slushies is that you can make them in different flavors. So far we have tried Strawberry Lime and Lemon Rosemary. Charles came up with the idea of Lemon Rosemary while the Strawberry Lime was my creation.

To make a Strawberry Lime Gin and Tonic Slushy, I roasted strawberries, pureed them, and strained out the seeds. Then I combined the strawberry puree, lime juice, gin, and ice in a blender. Pour that mixture over a glass and pour tonic over. The key to making a gin and tonic slushy is to not blend up the tonic water – you would be left with a big mess. Blend up everything else, and pour the tonic over, and stir gently.

The Strawberry Lime Gin and Tonic Slushy has a fruity refreshing taste, and is sweeter than the Rosemary Lemon Gin and Tonic Slushy.

The Rosemary Lemon Gin and Tonic Slushy is even easier to make. First you let some rosemary soak in some gin to infuse the flavors, just let that sit for a couple of hours. Next, pour the gin, some lemon juice, and some ice into a blender and mix until it is a fine slush. Pour the icy slush into a glass, and then add tonic. The Rosemary Lemon Gin and Tonic Slushy is herbaceous and light tasting. Charles thinks it is more manly than the Strawberry Lime.

Gin and Tonic Slushy

A Gin and Tonic Slushy transforms the classic British cocktail into a refreshing summertime treat. The gin is blended up with plenty of ice and your flavoring of choice (lemon juice, lime juice, and strawberry juice all work well), then you pour that slushy mix into a glass filling it half way and then you pour cold tonic water over and gently stir. Course Cocktail Cuisine British Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 40 minutes Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Strawberry Lime Gin and Tonic Slushy:

  • 1 cup of Strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of Sugar
  • 1 Lime
  • 3 jiggers 4.5 ounces of Gin
  • 5-6 cups of Ice
  • Tonic Water

For the Rosemary Lemon Gin and Tonic Slushy:

  • 2 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 cup of Gin
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 4 cups of Ice
  • Tonic Wate

Instructions

  1. I like to roast the strawberries with a touch of sugar, I think it deepens the flavor of the berries. You could skip this if you are short on time. Slice off the stems and slice the berries in half. Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and sprinkle the sugar over. Roast at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, until very juicy. Pour the berries and all of their juice into a blender and puree. Then pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
  2. Rinse your blender out, and then combine 1/2 cup of the strawberry puree, the juice of 1 lime, the gin, and the ice. Blend until it is a fine slush, then divide between 4 glasses, filling them halfway.
  3. Pour the tonic water over the slush, and gently stir with a straw to combine. Serve immediately.

  1. You don’t need a cup of gin to make this recipe, but I like to make the rosemary infused gin one cup at a time. Pour the gin and rosemary into a mason jar, screw on the lid, and let it sit for at least 3 hours.
  2. When you are ready to make the gin and tonic slushies, pour 3 jiggers (4.5 ounces) of gin, the lemon juice, and the ice into a blender. Blend on a high setting until it comes slush. Divide the slush between 4 glasses, and top with the tonic water. Gently stir to mix in the tonic. Serve right away.

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Gin and tonic made with fresh, frozen watermelon is the perfect cocktail on hot summer days. It’s also great for serving a crowd.

Frozen cocktails are by far the best cocktails to serve when it’s hot out and using beautiful fresh watermelon is a celebration of summer. Using frozen watermelon allows even more flavor as there is no need to add ice, which will dilute the cocktail. Use any gin you have but something infused with berries, rose or cucumber will work exceptionally well here.

How to make a frozen gin and tonic

Slice the rind off of fresh watermelon then cut into cubes. Place the watermelon onto a freezer-proof sheet/tray. Place in the freezer until the watermelon is frozen (at least 3 hours). Transfer the watermelon to a freezer-proof container and keep in the freezer until you’re ready to make the gin and tonic. Blend the frozen watermelon with gin, tonic water, lemon juice. Serve with fresh mint and a watermelon wedge. Easy peasy!

Gin cocktail recipes

  1. Grapefruit gin spritz
  2. Blushing strawberry gin and tonic
  3. Gin cocktail with lemon & honey cordial
  4. Gin and tonic with cucumber

Cocktails for a crowd

  1. Jalapeño Margarita slushies
  2. Fresh pineapple and passionfruit mojito
  3. Passionfruit & ginger cocktail
  4. Easy Margaritas for a crowd
  5. Cherry pomegranate white sangria

Watermelon frozen gin and tonic

Frozen gin and tonic made with fresh watermelon is the perfect cocktail on hot summer days. It’s also great for serving a crowd. 4.5 from 4 votes Pin Course: Cocktail, Drinks Cuisine: American Keyword: Easy cocktail recipe, frozen gin and tonic, watermelon gin and tonic Prep Time: 5 minutes Servings: 6 Calories: 139kcal Author: Alida Ryder

  • 6 cups frozen watermelon cubes
  • 1 cup gin
  • 500 ml (2 cups / 17oz) tonic water
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • fresh mint to serve
  • watermelon wedges to serve
  • To freeze the watermelon: Slice the skin off fersh watermelon then cube. Place the watermelon in an even layer on a freezer-proof tray and place in the freezer until frozen.
  • To make the frozen gin and tonic, place the frozen watermelon, gin, tonic water and lemon juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and serve with fresh mint and a watermelon wedge.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 170mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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This Frozen Gin and Tonic is an adult slushie that you are going to love!!

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When the latest issue of Imbibe magazine arrived, I was thrilled to see that it’s byline was, “It’s a Gin & Tonic Summer.” Gin and tonics are my go to drink. I’ve never met a gin and tonic that I didn’t like. Even made with cheap gin and even cheaper tonic water, it’s still good to me. So, I was beyond excited to see a feature article on my feature cocktail! I’m sure it goes without saying that I have booked every single one of them to try. Since it is a bazillion degrees outside, I settled on their Frozen Gin and Tonic as my first choice.

Oh my gosh!!! I am so in love with this cocktail. To take my most favorite cocktail and turn it into this refreshing slushie for adults is genius!! I have already made it twice since the first time. It’s so crazy easy in my Vitamix. I love the addition of the cucumber, it’s subtle, but still adds it’s own refreshing twist. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that since I love gin and tonics, I am pretty picky about my tonics. Oh sure, like I said above, I’ll drink pretty much even the worst gin and tonics. But with better gin and better tonic, oh my. We always have Tonic Syrup in our fridge. With that, we use our Sodastream to carbonate some water and we have instant homemade tonic.

This amazing cocktail was created by Rob Krueger from Extra Fancy, Brooklyn, New York. I can easily say it is my favorite!

Some other favorite frozen cocktails: Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri and Frozen Raspberry Martini.

Frozen Gin and Tonic

This Frozen Gin and Tonic will become your favorite summertime drink!

Course Drinks Servings 1 cocktail Calories 141 kcal

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz tonic syrup
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 thin slice cucumber
  • Lime wheel for garnish
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and top with a cup of ice. Blend into smooth. Pour into a jar and garnish with a lime wheel.

Courtesy Adam Gainer, general manager, Leon’s Oyster Shop, Charleston, SC

This gin and tonic is, indeed, a tonic for a sultry Southern afternoon. At Leon’s Oyster Shop in Charleston, South Carolina, frozen G&Ts are always at the ready inside a slushy machine, and almost resemble a snowball in a glass. This home-friendly version relies on a blender or food processor to pulverize ice and create a refreshing summer sipper.

Tonic Syrup

While Leon’s uses Charleston’s own Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Classic Tonic Syrup, bittersweet variations are available all over the country. Here are four to try. Look for them in specialty shops, or order online.

Tomr’s Tonic

Created by New York City barkeep Tom Richter, this tonic is robust and slightly herbal. Its slogan: “Life’s too short to drink crappy tonic.”

Liber & Co. Premium Tonic Syrup

This Austin-based company makes a wide range of syrups, like this citrus-forward mixer.

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Classic Tonic Syrup

Brooks Reitz named Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. after his great grand­father. Look for hints of lemongrass and orange peel.

Small Hand Foods Yeoman Tonic Syrup

A murky brown color from the red cinchona bark, this San Francisco-made syrup is lightly bitter, with a delicate cinnamon note.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce tonic syrup
  • Cucumber slice, for garnish

Combine first two ingredients with 1 cup of ice in blender. Purée­ until slushy. Pour into small rocks glass. Garnish with cucumber slice.

Published on June 5, 2018

Gin is a quintessentially British liquor, yet experts date its creation back to Dr. Sylvius de Bouve from Leiden, Holland, in the 16th century. No matter who developed the spirit, London residents were drinking over 11 million gallons of it by the mid-18th century. This led to lawmakers passing a series of regulations which curbed its spread to the masses. In the mid-1800s, gin emerged as the gentleman’s drink of choice.

The British created the modern gin and tonic.

With the Margaritaville® Bali™ Frozen Concoction Maker®, you can put a unique twist on this classic beverage. Here are three distinct variations on the gin and tonic you need to try out right away:

1. Classic Gin & Tonic Frozen Concoction
There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics. If you love coming home to a traditional gin and tonic after a long day at work, you’ll love this frozen concoction even more.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce tonic water
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Directions
Put all ingredients, except tonic water and garnish, into sealable container. Place in freezer for an hour. Add ice to the ice reservoir and ingredients to your Margaritaville® Bali™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Blend until smooth and frothy. Pour mixture into classic gin and tonic glasses. Top with tonic water and garnish with lime wedges. Serve, take a deep sip and relax. You deserve it.

2. Extra Fancy Gin & Tonic Frozen Concoction
This drink is a little fancier than the classic due to the substitution of tonic syrup instead of tonic water, along with the addition of orange bitters and a fresh cucumber slice. Many gin and tonic lovers prefer the taste of tonic syrup over water. Try this recipe out to see what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce tonic syrup
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 thin slice cucumber
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Lime wheel, for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the ice reservoir and combine all ingredients in your Margaritaville® Bali™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Blend until you reach your desired consistency. Pour into fancy cocktail glasses and garnish with lime wheels. For this drink, enjoy it while sitting out on your back porch, admiring the weather and the fine concoction you just made.

Add pineapple to your frozen gin and tonic for an extra fruity touch.

3. Fruity Gin and Tonic Frozen Concoction
Is the classic gin and tonic a little too dry for your taste? Add in fresh pineapple, juices and mint to give this frozen concoction the extra fruitiness you want.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups pineapple pieces, frozen
  • 6 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce tonic water
  • Mint sprigs and pineapple wedges, for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the ice reservoir and pineapple, gin, lime juice, simple syrup and pineapple juice in to the Margaritaville® Bali™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Pulse until smooth and at your desired consistency. Pour into mason jars, tall glasses or any other fun glassware. Top with a splash of tonic water to provide that extra fizz. Garnish with mint springs and pineapple wedges. Serve and drink right up.

Remember to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and follow all drinking laws.