This refreshing and delicious Frozen Gin and Tonic is the perfect warm weather drink! Your favorite gin blended with premium Indian tonic, fresh lime and lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh cucumber, a few dashes of bitters and lots of ice. Patio perfection!
I am all about the refreshing, frozen summer sips and when the heat here in Texas starts to get unbearable this frozen gin in tonic starts calling my name.
It's hard to describe just how refreshing this drink actually is. Bright gin combined with lime juice, lemon juice, fresh cucumber and of course Fitch & Leedes premium Indian Tonic all blended with ice for a frozen drink you will want to make again and again. Enjoy responsibly!
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Fitch & Leedes Premium Indian Tonic
I have been using Fitch & Leedes bespoke mixers for a long time. Tonic is one of those mixers where quality really does matter and they don't get much better than Fitch & Leedes classic Indian Tonic. I will never go back to those big plastic bottles of tonic again!
If you're interested in trying out some of my favorite mixers you can check out the Fitch & Leedes website.
- Jigger or other measuring device: I love this Oxo Steel Double Sided Jigger.
- Blender: Let's be honest, the Vitamix Blender is the king of all blenders. But as long as your blender has a sharp blade and power it should work great for this recipe.
- Gin: My personal favorite gin to use for this recipe is Tanqueray. It's class, refreshing and who doesn't love that gorgeous bottle. This frozen gin and tonic would also be great with Hendricks gin, Bombay Sapphire gin or if you want a delicious and colorful experience you can give Empress 1908 Gin a try. Really any of your favorite gins will work!
- Premium Indian Tonic: As mentioned, I highly recommend Fitch & Leedes Premium Indian Tonic. It's flavor and quality can't be beat!
- Simple Syrup: I use homemade simple syrup with a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water. If you purchase bottle simple syrup just check for the ratio and adjust to your desired level of sweetness. Simple syrup is so easy to make at home. Check my instructions for homemade simple syrup below.
- Lime juice: I always recommend using fresh citrus juice but you can sub bottled juice in a pinch.
- Lemon juice
- Fresh cucumber: You can also use frozen cucumber if you have it on hand. I recommend using English or hot house cucumbers for this recipe.
You definitely can! How much you make only depends on the size of your blender. Simply multiply the amount of ingredients by servings you need and the sky is the limit.
This cocktail is made to be enjoyed fresh. However, if you have extra and you don't want it to melt simply pop it in the freezer (in the blender pitcher if you want) and then bring it out when you're ready to drink.
That is entirely up to you. I don't usually peel the cucumber because everything gets blended up anyways and I kind of like the tiny flecks of green. If that's not your thing feel free to peel before adding.
How to make homemade simple syrup.
Traditional simple syrup is made by combine 1 part sugar to 1 part water.
Simply heat or boil the water then add in equal parts sugar and mix until the sugar is completely dissolved.
You can store 1:1 simple syrup in the fridge for up to 1 month.
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Frozen Gin and Tonic
- 3 oz Gin
- 6 oz Premium Indian Tonic I recommend Fitch & Leedes
- 2 oz Simple syrup 1:1 ratio
- 1 oz Fresh lime juice
- ½ oz Fresh lemon juice
- ⅓ cup sliced English (or hothouse) cucumber about 2 oz
- bitters, a few dashes
- 3.5 cups ice
- Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. *Note* You may want to give the drink a stir in the middle of the blending process to ensure it comes out nice and smooth.