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 absolutely delicious.

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 been seeing 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.

History of Gin and Tonics

Turns out, a few drinks can cure more than just a broken heart! Gin originated in 17th century Holland, where it was first used as a medicinal treatment. 

Back then, the beverage was known as Genever, which is the Dutch word for juniper. The star ingredient, juniper was distilled with star anise, coriander seed, and malt spirits to create a muddled drink that’s a far cry from the clear version we enjoy today.

During the Thirty Years War, the Brits discovered Genever while fighting on Dutch soil. They brought it back to their homeland, where it caught on like wildfire. 

Frozen Gin and Tonic Recipe with in a glass.

By the early 1700s, households around England were making their own early versions of gin in their bathtub, adding turpentine for extra “flavor”!

More than a century later, the British took governance of India, flocking in droves to the warmer climate in 1857. To ward off the threat of malaria in the country, they made a tonic by dissolving bitter quinine in water and sweetening it with sugar. 

Of course, they had to add their favorite British spirit, Genever (by this time simply “gin”) into the mix!

The result? A pretty tasty drink that kept the sickness at bay! While you’d have to drink more than 65 liters of G&Ts per day to get a dose of quinine strong enough to dispel malaria, we still appreciate the effort.

How to Make a Frozen Gin and Tonic

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

Ingredients

  • Lime Juice – Fresh squeezed.
  • Gin – A good quality gin.
  • Cucumber – We add a little cucumber into this recipe for the ultimate freshness flavor!
  • Ice
squeezing limes

Although a traditional gin and tonic does 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 learn more about simple syrup, check out our guide here. It’s super easy to make using equal parts of water and sugar.

To make these frozen gin and tonics, 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 over the top 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 

Beach Bonfire 

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

Carnival Party

Garden Party 

Tropical Party

Frozen gin and tonic with straw and lime slice

MORE GIN AND TONIC RECIPES!

Lavender Gin and Tonic

Fruit Infused

Acai Version

Classic Gin and 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 our favorite brunch recipes, the best-mixed drinkstequila cocktails, gin cocktails, vodka cocktails, and cheap drinks to make at home!

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frozen gin and tonic

Frozen Gin and Tonics

A frozen gin and tonic recipe to cool you down during the hot summer months!
4.31 from 59 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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