Frozen Gin Lemonade

Muddling the lemon slices with the sugar releases the oil from the skins for extra-lemony flavor that's not too sour.

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Blend drinks in two batches so there’s plenty of room in the blender for the ice to chop evenly. You can substitute vodka for the gin, or just omit the alcohol.



  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups gin
  • 8 cups cracked ice cubes


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.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 264
  • Carbohydrate Content 41 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 0 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 1 mg
  • Sugar Content 38 g