Today is the hottest day we’ve had in the Seattle area since 2010. It’s hot. And like most people I know, I have no air conditioning in my home. My home holds heat exceptionally well. I’m never cold in winter. But on hot stretches like this, I am very, very hot.
Having reached the point in the evening where it’s hotter in the house than outside, and not in a good, winter sort of way, I was seeking a better way to cool off. This is gin and tonic weather for me, but I drank a lot of them the last two days, and wanted something a little different.
Which is when I hit upon an idea I can’t believe I’ve never had before. Gin and tonic slushies!
Gin and Tonic Slushie
4 ounces gin (Sun Liquors Gun Club 100 proof)
2 ounces tonic syrup (Jack Rudy)
Fill the target cup full of ice, put ice in blender with gin and tonic. Blend. Pour back into cup. Be refreshed!
I love the new tonic syrups that are available. It makes it easy to create a great tasting gin and tonic at any time, with however much tonic tartness I want, and using my iSi soda siphon instead of having to keep tonic water on hand.
What’s your favorite way to cool down on a hot day?