Frozen Gin and Tonic Recipe

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Want to turn your favorite gin and tonic cocktail into a fun, frosty, frozen gin and tonic slushy? This recipe is for you!

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Easy Gin and Tonic Slush

There is nothing better than a nice cold gin and tonic in summer – G&T’s are my absolute favorite drink, and this frozen version is one of the best ways to relax in summer! My husband has been tinkering with some frozen versions of our favorite cocktails with tonic syrup – twists on gin and tonic classics like our Cardamom and Juniper Gin and Tonic!

These frozen gin and tonics are one of our favorite drinks in summer – my husband will mix up a big batch and leave them in the freezer, so we can make a quick cooling drink whenever we need. You don’t need any fancy equipment for this drink – just 2 28″ jars with plastic, tight-fitting lids, a freezer, tonic syrup, and gin!

We hope you love this slushy frozen gin and tonic recipe as much as we do!

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How To Make Frozen Gin and Tonics

Freezing tonic water presents a problem – the bubbles don’t freeze, flavors become watered down, and the texture is too icy, not like a snowcone or slushy. This easy gin and tonic recipe keeps a perfect texture, and uses half the ingredients of other frozen G&T’s, by using tonic syrup instead of tonic or simple syrup:

  • Buy our favorite brand of tonic syrup here. We really love the granita-style slushy texture tonic syrup gives this cocktail – and how it doesn’t water down the flavor.
  • We personally think Jack Rudy tonic syrup is the best tonic syrup we’ve used.
  • For a sweeter kick, you can also use Jack Rudy Elderflower tonic syrup.

If you don’t have tonic syrup, and want to check out a frozen gin and tonic with a bit of a different take, check out my friend Eden’s frozen gin and tonic recipe!

  • After freezing for 6 hours, your frozen gin and tonics will start to become lightly slushy.
  • After 10 hours, your frozen gin and tonics will be more of a hard slush.
  • After freezing overnight (12+ hours), your frozen gin and tonics will be very slushy – use a spoon to scrape up scoops of the cocktail and place in a glass.
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Tips to Perfect Frozen Gin and Tonics & FAQs

Consume within four months. Keep mixed gin and tonic ingredients in an airtight container in the freezer for up to four months. Flavor will start to degrade in freezer after a few months.

Use a spill proof lid. I recommend using a plastic spill proof lid for a mason jar. Metal jar lids can give a tinny taste to frozen drinks, so for best results, use a plastic lid.

Store in a glass jar. If you don’t have a jar, use a glass food storage container or tupperware to store in freezer. If using a plastic container, try to consume within a few days for best flavor.

Recipe FAQs

How long can this recipe be kept?

Frozen gin and tonics can last in the freezer in an airtight container for up to four months.

Can you just freeze a regular gin and tonic?

While you can freeze a gin and tonic, the texture will be off-putting with crunchy and hard ice; and the flavor will be muted, as the tonic’s carbonation will have completely left and it will just taste watered down. For this reason, we use tonic syrup, which has a more intense flavor than tonic water, and more viscous texture that freezes well with alcohol for a smoother, easier to eat/drink cocktail!

Can you make non-alcoholic frozen gin and tonics?

Yes! There are numerous gin substitutes that make a delicious non-alcoholic gin and tonic, including Seedlip spice 94, Monday Zero Alcohol Gin, and Ritual Zero Proof Gin. All have a great flavor that I enjoy.

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Other Delicious Drinks You’ll Love

If you love these drinks, be sure to check out some of our other favorite easy cocktails, like our Pear and Gin Fizz Cocktail, a deliciously simple and flavorful classic Sex on the Beach Cocktail, or a 4 Citrus Margaritas (& “no”garitas) that is bursting with bright citrus flavor!

If you love tonic, don’t miss my port and tonic cocktail. It’s a HUGE hit with everyone I make it for – and one of my friends requested recipes!

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Three glasses of easy frozen gin and tonic slush with lime wedges.
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Easy Gin and Tonic Recipe

Easy frozen gin and tonic recipe with just 4 ingredients and no special equipment for the best drink of summer!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail, entertaining, frozen drink, gin, gin and tonic, party
Prep Time 2 minutes
Freezing Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 2 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 222kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 2 cups London Dry gin
  • 1 cup Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients in a large jar with a tight fitting lid.
  • Shake well to combine.
  • Freeze at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  • To serve, scrape with a spoon and ladle into glasses.
  • Serve with spoons or small straws.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 21mg | Sugar: 11g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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