Frozen Gin and Tonics

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Frozen Gin and Tonics are the perfect summertime cocktail. Blend frozen tonic water cubes with gin and lime zest and enjoy these refreshing drinks with a friend!

For other happy hour drinks, try my Strawberry Mojitos, Classic Skinny Margaritas, and The Best Mai Tais!

Side view of three glasses of frozen gin and tonics with limes.

Tanqueray and Tonic

Happy Hour just got better with T&Ts! I grew up watching my dad enjoy this cocktail but on the rocks (in other words, not frozen)! In fact, after he started the grill in the summer, he’d head straight to mix up his T&T in one of our many Okoboji glasses.

The history of the Ojoboji glasses goes way back to our summer vacations to a popular lake in Iowa. We grew up spending time there with cousins, and then later with our extended immediate family.

We drank our beloved gin and tonics (and many other cocktails) in these glasses! So many great memories.

Cheers to my Dad! He’d be 94 today!

What is Tanqueray?

Tanqueray is a classic London dry gin – smooth and delicious with an array of botanicals and a grapefruit peel edge. It’s one of the best selling gins in the world and affordable too.

Side view of my hand reaching for a frozen gin and tonic.

Ingredients Used:

Just three simple ingredients are needed for these drinks. So simple!

  • Gin – We always use Tangueray in honor of my dad who loved his gin and tonics! Feel free to use your favorite brand of gin.
  • Tonic Water – We love Schweppes or Canada Dry, if available.
  • Lime Zest – You’ll need to zest one medium lime to add to the drinks.

How to make Frozen Gin and Tonics:

Step 1
Make tonic water cubes. Pour at least 24 ounces of tonic water in ice cube trays. Freeze until solid.

You’ll want to make the tonic cubes a day or so in advance. Then you can remove the ice cubes to a plastic bag and store in the freezer.

Step 2
Refrigerate gin. Pour the gin in a measuring cup and store in the refrigerator (or freezer) to keep chilled.

If you have room in your freezer to store the bottle of gin, you can just keep the whole bottle in there.

Step 3
Zest the lime. Take one lime and zest it. Make sure you rinse the lime beforehand.

Step 4
Add cubes to blender.
Use a large blender and add the tonic cubes. Add the chilled gin to the blender as well.

Step 5
Blend. Blend the ingredients together until creamy. Add zest and blend again.

I often blend the gin and tonics, pour the mixture into a freezer safe container, and then store until ready to serve. If you do this, however, you may need to set the container out to let it get a little slushy before adding to glasses.

Step 6
Serve. Serve frozen gin and tonics with lime slices or wedges.

What to serve with Frozen Gin and Tonics:

Yes to cocktails and snacks! Here are a few ideas for you to get started!

How to make Gin and Tonics on the rocks:

Want to make just a regular ole drink over ice? Here’s how I do it.

  • Add some ice to glasses. (Either regular ice or the frozen tonic ice, if you have it.)
  • Pour about 3 ounces of gin to each glass.
  • Top with tonic water. I recommend using about five ounces to each glass.
  • Add a squeeze of lime (or some lime zest) to each glass.
  • Stir and serve immediately!
Overhead shot of three glasses of g&ts, on a gray background.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store gin?

You can store gin in a cool, dry place. You can also store gin in the freezer.

How long does a bottle of gin last after opening?

Gin lasts for about two years after opening.

What is the difference between gin and vodka?

Vodka is a neutral spirit containing water and alcohol that is essentially tasteless. Gin is distilled with juniper berries and botanicals giving them their distinct flavors. They are similar but have different production methods and taste different too.

What are options to mix with gin?

In addition to tonic water, you can mix gin with dry vermouth, white wine, soda water, grapefruit or pineapple juice, flavored seltzer, ginger beer, lemonade, 7UP, etc.

Overhead shot of three glasses of gin and tonics, frozen.

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xoxo ~Sue

Closeup on a frozen gin and tonic with lime slices.

Frozen Gin and Tonics

Frozen Gin and Tonics are the perfect summertime cocktail. Blend frozen tonic water cubes with gin and lime zest and enjoy these refreshing drinks with a friend!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 cocktails
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. gin – I use Tanqueray
  • 24 oz. tonic water
  • 1 medium lime – zested

Instructions

  • Make tonic water cubes. Pour at least 24 ounces of tonic water in ice cube trays. Freeze until solid. (Make these ahead of time so the cubes are frozen solid.)
  • Refrigerate gin. Pour the gin in a measuring cup and store in the refrigerator (or freezer) to keep chilled.
  • Zest the lime. Take one lime and zest it.
  • Add cubes to blender. Use a large blender and add the tonic cubes. Add the chilled gin.
  • Blend. Blend the ingredients together until creamy. Add zest and blend again.
  • Serve. Serve frozen gin and tonics with lime slices or wedges.

Notes

What to serve with Frozen Gin and Tonics:

Yes to cocktails and snacks! Here are a few ideas for you to get started!

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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7 Comments

  1. Stahr Freedle says:

    We tried them and are featuring them as THE DRINK at our annual neighborhood cocktail party! Keep those amazing recipes coming!! Come see us!

  2. Can’t wait to try this… I LOVE a good G&T and the frozen version is super intriguing! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Sharon! I hope you enjoy this G&T! 🙂

      1. Ann Ronneberg says:

        We love G&T’s at our house, too! Our favorite gin is Monkey 47 which pairs well with grapefruit. Looking forward to trying this with grapefruit zest instead of the lime. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

        1. Suebee Homemaker says:

          That sounds delicious Ann! I’m so glad you stopped by! Enjoy!

  3. Happy Birthday Dad!!! Love a good G&T or T&T but “don’t burn it” he always said. Gonna try this one for sure!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      So true Shari!! 🙂

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