Frozen Gin & Tonic

July 14, 2021
4.8 Stars
Photo by Julia Gartland. Prop Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth. Food Stylist: Samantha Seneviratne.
Author Notes

Gin and tonic is a cocktail classic, and with a few small adjustments, it makes an excellent frozen sip. All the usual suspects are here: high-quality gin, like NOLET'S Silver; tonic water; and freshly squeezed lime juice. The addition of a lime-zest-infused simple syrup adds a bit of sweetness, but you can feel free to adjust the amount depending on your preference. If you want to boost the botanical aromas of the gin and bitter notes of the tonic water even further, add a few dashes of Angostura bitters. —Erin Alexander

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with NOLET'S Gin. —The Editors

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Serves 2 to 4
  • For the cocktail:
  • 6 ounces tonic water
  • 4 ounces NOLET’S Silver Gin
  • 2 ounces lime simple syrup
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 5 cups ice
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • For the lime simple syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Zest of 1 lime
In This Recipe
  1. For the cocktail:
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until slushy and smooth. Serve in a chilled glass with a lime wedge.
  1. For the lime simple syrup:
  2. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan set over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Turn the heat off, stir in the lime zest, and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Strain into a glass jar and let cool. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

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Erin Alexander

Recipe by: Erin Alexander

Erin Alexander is the Managing Editor of Brand Partnerships at Food52, covering pop culture, travel, foods of the internet, and all things #sponsored. Formerly at Men’s Journal, Men’s Fitness, Us Weekly, and Hearst, she currently lives in New York City.

2 Reviews

LadyR May 9, 2022

Scroll way down to Comments area for add-on gin recipes incorporated at this very long gourmet cooking column.

Although it starts off with loads of cucumber topic, you might find some interesting gin information to add to your treasures.
W J. May 7, 2022
The tops!