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
Hands-On Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes | Serves 1
- 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
- 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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Frozen Gin Fizz Recipe © 2012 Jessie Cross. Photo © 2012 Jessie Cross. All rights reserved.