This frozen gin fizz (think slushie) is a slurpy sort of cocktail made with gin, sugar, lemon, and ice that will quench your summertime thirst.
We know, we know. Blender drinks are for sissies–or so you may think. If that’s the case, take a sip of this stiff riff on the gin and tonic. Then get back to us. We’re not typically the type of folks who gush about frozen concoctions. 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. Originally published June 28, 2012.
–Renee Schettler Rossi
What Is A Fizz?
In order to be a fizz, a cocktail needs to have soda water and either lemon or lime juice, explains author Jessie Cross. This frozen cocktail has both soda and citrus—as well as a generous splash of gin.
Frozen Gin Fizz
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Caution: These frozen gin fizzes are deadly. They go down easily. 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...." Our kinda drink.]