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How to Make a Gin and Tonic Slushy

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

How to make a Gin and Tonic Slushy:

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

For the Strawberry Lime Gin and Tonic Slushy:

  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.

For the Rosemary Lemon Gin and Tonic Slushy:

  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.

Strawberry Gin and Tonic Slushy | An easy recipe for gin and tonic slushies

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