Frozen Gin Fizz

In order to be a fizz, a cocktail needs to have soda water and either lemon or lime juice. This frozen cocktail has both the soda and the juice–and a generous amount of gin. A great summertime cooler.–Jessie Cross

LC Crazy Creamy Cocktail Concoctions Note

We’re not typically the type of folks who gush about frozen concoctions. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with blender drinks…it’s just that some of the more common whirred wonders seem more like sweet slushies than classic cocktails, lacking any sass, let alone class. This frozen gin fizz, though, turned our heads. Then it changed our minds. Spirited and only slightly sweet, it’s sass in a glass, in a class with the citrusy Sgroppino. Next time you crave a gin and tonic that’ll soothe all your senses, just hit “blend.”

Special Equipment: Blender

Frozen Gin Fizz Recipe

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3 ounces gin (make it a good one)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar (it’ll dissolve more quickly than granulated or superfine sugar)
  • Soda water (or, if you have a sweet tooth, lemon-lime soda or seltzer)
  • A slice or twist of lemon or lime

Directions

  • 1. Put the ice in your blender. Add the gin, lemon or lime juice, and sugar and blend until smooooooth. (You may need to pulse it several times at the beginning until the ice is properly chopped.)
  • 2. Pour the boozy concoction into a glass. Top with a splash of soda water (or, for a sweeter twist, some lemon-lime soda). Garnish with the lemon or lime.
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Melissa Maedgen

Jun 28, 2012

Caution: These are deadly. They go down easy. And they are strong. Not a good combination, unless you plan to get sloshed, which on this particular Friday, I did. This recipe is a godsend if you like your drinks strong and dry, as I do, because while on a hot summer day a frozen drink sounds like just the ticket, they are all way too sweet, no? Not this one. As long as you go with the soda water over the sweet soda, you will have an honest-to-God adult drink. The amount of sugar is just enough to balance the lemon, but neither flavor overpowers the gin, which is a good thing if–like me–you like gin. Here you get the wonderful herbal flavors of your gin set off with a hint of lemon and cooled down to an icy slush suitable for the hottest day. A grown-up Slurpee. And it makes me very, very happy. Did I mention they were strong? [Editor's Note: We heard from Melissa again a little later in the day, when she emailed us to say, "Man, oh man, I was rushing to get the review typed before the full effect kicked in...." Sounds like our kind of drink.]

Comments
Comments
  1. pamela says:

    Make mine a *Ramos Gin Fizz* – a mid-century California favorite brunch libation: the above, but with egg white (OK…use the powdered if you must) and drops of rose water. Can’t stop with one!

    • Renee Schettler Rossi says:

      Pamela, we won’t argue with any cocktail recipe that is so enticing that you can’t stop with just one…

  2. I’d love to try that Frozen Gin. It really looks interesting!

    • Renee Schettler Rossi says:

      It is interesting, Kelly, in the best possible way! Kindly let us know when you do give it a whirl, love to know what you think….

  3. QL7 says:

    Delish!

  4. David says:

    Just made a Blended G&T on a whim as I was cleaning my blender with ice and thought that soft snow would be the perfect adult slushy. No powdered sugar in my mix; rather, I make a simple syrup out infusing the lemon and lime zest (and occasionally a mint leaf). Just add a small splash of syrup. Then a health squeeze of fresh Myers lemon and Lime with Square One Botanical (technically a vodka but the botanical blend is much more gin-like but lack juniper) and a quick spin in the blender.

    Topped the slush off with Q-Tonic and garnished with a sprig of fresh mint.

    After a few sips, I was wondering if anyone else had thought of this… and here I am. Thought I should share, who wants to drink alone ;)

    • Beth Price says:

      I am very happy to drink with you, David. I am sitting here having a non-slushy G&T and thinking your version sounds terrific!

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