Frozen Gin Lemonade
30 minutes or fewer
Mashing the lemon slices with the sugar releases the oil from the skins for extra-lemony flavor thats not too sour. Blend drinks in two batches so theres plenty of room in the blender for the ice to chop evenly. You can substitute vodka for the gin, or just omit the alcohol.
- Put lemon slices and sugar in nonreactive bowl. Mash together with back of wooden spoon 20 to 30 times. Stir in 1 cup water and lemon juice, and let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Strain.
- Blend half of strained juice mixture, 3/4 cup gin and 4 cups cracked ice in blender until smooth. Pour into 4 chilled glasses. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice and mint sprig, and serve immediately.