Frozen Gin and Tonic Recipe

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If you love gin and tonics, this frozen gin and tonic recipe will be your new favorite cocktail! It will get you through hot summer days. This drink is made with lime juice, gin, tonic, and a little cucumber. It’s super refreshing, full of flavor, and easy to make!

You’ll also love our frozen Paloma! It’s made with grapefruit juice and tequila and is absolutely delicious. And try our frozen mojito, a personal favorite!

Frozen Gin and Tonic Recipe with text overlay.

I had my first frozen gin and tonic at Leon’s in Charleston years ago! They have them in a slushie machine, ready to serve up whenever you need to cool down!

Now that we live in the south, I’ve seen them everywhere! They’re very popular here, as are most frozen drinks. Come summer, everyone wants something cold to sip to cool off from the southern heat! The perfect summer cocktail recipe.

Frozen gin and tonic cocktail with straw and lime wedge.

Before we dive into making this delicious cocktail, let’s talk a little about what a gin and tonic are and the history of the cocktail!

What is a gin and tonic?

As the name implies, a gin and tonic is a cocktail made by mixing tonic water and gin. You can alter the ratio depending on your personal taste, the strength of the gin, and any other drink mixtures you’re using. Most people prefer a 1:1 or 1:3 ratio of gin to tonic water.

Frozen cocktail in an old fashioned glass with lime slice and paper straw.

How to Make a Frozen Gin and Tonic

In this post, we will cover everything you need to know for making frozen gin and tonics. From ingredient notes to answering frequently asked questions and sharing tips for recipe success!

If you want to skip the recipe, scroll to the bottom of the post for the recipe card. You will find measurements and step-by-step instructions for making this delicious cocktail!

Frozen Gin and Tonic Recipe with in a glass.

Supplies

For this frozen gin and tonic recipe, you’ll need a blender, citrus squeezer, and measuring cups.

Ingredient Notes

  • Lime Juice – Only use fresh lime juice when making this recipe. The tartness of the lime balances out the drink’s overall flavor. It also adds a hint of sweetness and its acidity helps to release more of the botanical notes from the gin
  • Gin – This juniper-forward spirit gives the cocktail its signature taste and aroma. The botanical notes of the gin combine with other ingredients like lime juice and tonic water to create a unique, complex flavor profile that’s perfect for making a frozen G+T.
  • Tonic Water – This adds sweetness, bubbles, and a hint of bitterness to the cocktail. The quinine in tonic water also gives the drink its distinctive bitter taste while adding depth and complexity to the flavor profile.
  • Cucumber – We add a little cucumber into this recipe for the ultimate freshness flavor! You can also use cantaloupe if you have that on hand.
  • Simple Syrup – This is used to sweeten the drink. Simple syrup is diluted sugar and blends nicely with the other ingredients.
  • Ice – Used to thicken the drink and give it a frozen texture.
Squeezing limes in a small bowl.

Although a traditional gin and tonic do not contain simple syrup, we have it in this recipe to bring out the flavors of the ingredients. When blended with ice, ingredients can be diluted and flavors more subtle. It’s also very bitter without the simple syrup.

To make this frozen gin and tonic, you’ll squeeze some limes, slice cucumbers, and add everything into a blender. Blend until perfectly smooth and then pour into an old-fashioned glass with a straw!

Quick tip – If you’re not using it right away, store the slushie in the freezer, just leave it in the blender container, and then pour it into glasses when ready to serve.

Frozen gin and tonic with lime slice.

Add a little lime zest to give it an even more zesty lime flavor.

When to Serve Frozen Gin and Tonics

Here’s when to serve a fun frozen cocktail:

Brunch

Pool Party  or Beach Bonfire 

Birthday Party it’s also perfect for a last-minute birthday party!

Carnival Party or Garden Party 

Tropical Party

Frozen gin and tonic with straw and lime slice

More Gin and Tonic Recipes

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Acai Version

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Cranberry Thyme Gin and Tonic

How to Make a Coffee Tonic

If you’re looking for more frozen cocktails try our frozen margaritas pops and our strawberry froze!

Also check out more great cocktail recipes, the best-mixed drinksgin cocktails, and cheap drinks to make at home!

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Frozen Gin and Tonics

A frozen gin and tonic recipe to cool you down during the hot summer months!
4.32 from 61 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cucumber, about 5 slices that are cut 1/2" thick.
  • 4 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces lime juice, fresh-squeezed
  • 4 ounces tonic water
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups ice

Instructions

  • First, squeeze the limes for the juice. Using fresh lime juice is a must when creating cocktails. 
    squeezing limes
  • Slice about five 1/2″ thick pieces of cucumber.
    slicing cucumbers
  • Next, add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth!
    blender full of ice
  • Pour into an old-fashioned glass.
    frozen gin and tonic

Notes

Quick tip – If you’re not using it right away, store the slushie in the freezer, just leave it in the blender container and then pour it into glasses when ready to serve.
Always taste test! You can add more lime juice or gin or ice to this recipe to make it your own! 

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 74mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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