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Making Frozen Gin and Tonics

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Gin is a quintessentially British liquor, yet experts date its creation back to Dr. Sylvius de Bouve from Leiden, Holland, in the 16th century. No matter who developed the spirit, London residents were drinking over 11 million gallons of it by the mid-18th century. This led to lawmakers passing a series of regulations which curbed its spread to the masses. In the mid-1800s, gin emerged as the gentleman's drink of choice. 

The British created the modern gin and tonic.The British created the modern gin and tonic.

With the Margaritaville® Bali™ Frozen Concoction Maker®, you can put a unique twist on this classic beverage. Here are three distinct variations on the gin and tonic you need to try out right away:

1. Classic Gin & Tonic Frozen Concoction
There's nothing wrong with sticking to the classics. If you love coming home to a traditional gin and tonic after a long day at work, you'll love this frozen concoction even more.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce tonic water
  • 1 ounce simple syrup 
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Directions
Put all ingredients, except tonic water and garnish, into sealable container. Place in freezer for an hour. Add ice to the ice reservoir and ingredients to your Margaritaville® Bali™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Blend until smooth and frothy. Pour mixture into classic gin and tonic glasses. Top with tonic water and garnish with lime wedges. Serve, take a deep sip and relax. You deserve it. 

2. Extra Fancy Gin & Tonic Frozen Concoction
This drink is a little fancier than the classic due to the substitution of tonic syrup instead of tonic water, along with the addition of orange bitters and a fresh cucumber slice. Many gin and tonic lovers prefer the taste of tonic syrup over water. Try this recipe out to see what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce tonic syrup 
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 thin slice cucumber
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Lime wheel, for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the ice reservoir and combine all ingredients in your Margaritaville® Bali™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Blend until you reach your desired consistency. Pour into fancy cocktail glasses and garnish with lime wheels. For this drink, enjoy it while sitting out on your back porch, admiring the weather and the fine concoction you just made.

Add pineapple to your frozen gin and tonic for an extra fruity touch.Add pineapple to your frozen gin and tonic for an extra fruity touch.

3. Fruity Gin and Tonic Frozen Concoction 
Is the classic gin and tonic a little too dry for your taste? Add in fresh pineapple, juices and mint to give this frozen concoction the extra fruitiness you want.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups pineapple pieces, frozen
  • 6 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces simple syrup 
  • 1 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce tonic water
  • Mint sprigs and pineapple wedges, for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the ice reservoir and pineapple, gin, lime juice, simple syrup and pineapple juice in to the Margaritaville® Bali™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Pulse until smooth and at your desired consistency. Pour into mason jars, tall glasses or any other fun glassware. Top with a splash of tonic water to provide that extra fizz. Garnish with mint springs and pineapple wedges. Serve and drink right up.

Remember to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and follow all drinking laws.
 
 
 

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