Gin Slush Cocktail

This super easy recipe for lemonade & gin Slush Puppie is an adult spin on the nostalgic childhood treat.


Remember as a child you were taken out for the day with your parents. You might stop somewhere for some refreshments; seaside fish and chips with too much salt and vinegar; crazy cotton candy all fluffy and light; a Mr Whippy ice-cream with hundreds and thousands, strawberry sauce and a chocolate flake that drips down the cone if you’re not fast enough to eat it; or if you were really lucky you might have been treated to a Slush Puppie. Were you a strawberry or blue raspberry lover?!

Now I don’t know if you’ve had a Slush Puppie of late but they just don’t taste the same as when you were a 7-year- old. We have revolutionised the childhood classic and added a splash of gin for a pure grown up treat!

There are quite a few different versions of this out there with a quite a long list of ingredients, but we like to keep things simple. This is the easiest recipe EVER and it only contains 2….yes 2, ingredients!

Ingredients (for 2 small but strong servings):

  • 100ml lemonade – we found that a good quality traditional lemonade variety worked best as it had a more intense flavour.
  • 50ml gin – we made a batch with our Cottingley Fairy Elderflower gin  from this month’s box. A flavoured gin (such as our Sugar Plum Fairy Gin) would also work really well as it gives an added flavour of dark fruits.


  1. Combine the lemonade and gin in a container that’s suitable to be put in the freezer.
  2. Freeze until semi-solid (ours took about 3.5/4 hours to freeze).
  3. Grab a fork and gently break the mixture up so that it resembles that of a Slush Puppie
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tip: Eat this as soon as possible. It's much tastier when the lemonade hasn't been sitting in the freezer overnight.

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