If you know me a little you would know that drinking alcohol is NOT my thing. So why come up with a Gin Tonic recipe I hear you thinking? Well, the Foodie-ness team believes this is such a winner that it even gets me to enjoy a sip (or two lol!). As Gin Tonic season is in full swing, I just have to share it with all of you!
This will be my first alcohol included recipe and it feels a bit strange for me, but it fits the season so well right now. Enjoying the warming sun at a terrace with a good cocktail in your hand, surrounded with good vibes… If that won’t give you summer feels I don’t know what will! Even though I don’t really drink, if I do choose to have an alcoholic beverage it will definitely be a cocktail 🙂
This classic Gin Tonic cocktail is gaining in popularity again nowadays so of course I had to give it a try with a healthy & low-kcal Foodie-ness twist!
There are so many varieties for gin tonic drinks that it’s easy to make it to your own taste. I decided to go for a strawberry smoothie version with a touch of coconut for extra tropical vibes! Some may say this isn’t a real Gin Tonic, but I like mine to be slightly more sweet than bitter. Not feeling like drinking alcohol? There’s an alcohol free gin on the market as well. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sure it will be as yummy to replace the regular gin from this recipe with. Either way, just give this easy cocktail smoothie recipe a try! Enjoy this cold beverage out in the sun with good company around you!
– 30 ml gin
– 200 ml sugar free tonic
– Juice from 1/2 lime
– 80 g frozen strawberries
– Lime or strawberries to garnish
– Grated coconut
– Syrup by choice (sugar free)
– Crushed ice
MACRONUTRIENTS PER GLASS
Energy: 145,3 kcal
Carbs: 12,6 g
Protein: 1,6 g
Fat: 3,6 g
Fiber: 3,0 g
- We start by making up the cocktail glass. Take a gin tonic glass, or another round cocktail or large wine glass if you don’t have a gin tonic one.
- Pour a bit of syrup in a deep plate and spread the grated coconut over another plate.
- Dip the top of the glass in the syrup first, followed by dipping it in the coconut. This will give the top of the glass a cool cocktail look!
- Take a blending machine and add the gin, frozen strawberries and lime juice. Blend this until you have a smooth mixture and the strawberries are soft. If you don’t have frozen strawberries, you can take fresh ones as well, but I like my drink to be ice cold 🙂
- Fill up the gin tonic glass with the ice, pour the mixture and fill it up with the tonic.
- Finish the glass with a piece of lime or a strawberry on the side an pick your nicest straw. Now your Gin Tonic smoothie is ready to be served!