Wednesday, October 2, 2013
happy hour: frozen gin & tonic
It seems like everyone is welcoming fall, but here in Louisville summer is still hanging on. Before chilly mornings and shorter days completely replace our seemingly endless, swampy summer, I came up with a summery variation on an already summery drink, the gin & tonic.
Although, let's be clear: I will drink a gin & tonic any day of the year.
Anyway, this version requires some planning ahead, but it's well worth it whether you sip these in your bikini or a sweater.
frozen gin & tonic
1 1/2 oz gin
Fill an ice cube tray with tonic water. Try not to fill each well all the way. Allow to freeze overnight.
Place tonic ice cubes in a blender (a food processor will do, as I used here, but a blender will give you a smoother result) along with gin and juice of 1/4 lime. Blend until smooth. Makes one drink.
Add a straw and lime wedge garnish if desired. Enjoy!