Frozen Gin & Tonic with Raspberries & Mint
ozen Gin & Tonic with Raspberries & Mint is a fun and refreshing twist on the classic G&T. It is fresh, fruity, bright, easy to make and incredibly thirst quenching.
For best results ensure all ingredients are chilled before making
- 20 Fresh raspberries (chilled)
- 80 ml/ 1/3 cup Pink Gin (ice cold - store in the freezer for several hours if you can) try to find one featuring raspberries prominently
- 2 tsp Tonic syrup (chilled)
- 4 tsp Sugar cane syrup (chilled)
- 1 1/2 tsp Lime juice (chilled)
- 4 Mint leaves
- 300 g/ 10 1/2 oz Ice cubes approx 16 standard sized cubes
- 2 Mint leaves
- 6 Raspberries
- 2 Lime wedges
Put the ice into your blender and add all remaining ingredients. (Do ensure your blender is powerful enough to work with ice - not all blenders are (see my notes)). Securely put the blender lid in place
Start your blender slowly, allowing it to begin the break down the ice. Pulse as necessary. Once the ice is beginning to break down increase the speed and continue to blender until the contents of the blender are slushy and no obvious lumps of ice or fruit remain
Pour into 2 glasses and use the additional mint, raspberries and lime wedges to garnish. Serve immediately
I used my Berg Innovations commercial grade blender for this recipe. It has a powerful 2HP/1500W motor running at 28000-32000 rpm. The blades are made of high grade, hardened stainless steel and are extremely sharp - ideal for coping with ice.
Do read the instruction manual of your blender if you are in any doubt about its ability to crush ice. I would love for you to enjoy this drink too, but not at the expense of breaking your blender.