Frozen Gin Fizz

This frozen gin fizz i(think slushie), a perfect slurpy cocktail, is made with gin, sugar, lemon, and ice that will quench your summertime thirst.

Frozen Gin Fizz

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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  • 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 flavored soda or seltzer)
  • A slice or twist of lemon or lime


  • 1. Toss the ice in the 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. And then let the motor whir even if the blender begins to hop a little.)
  • 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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