Fruit + Tonics

Fruit + Tonics

Fruit + TonicsToday I am so excited to share a fun twist on a classic cocktail, the Gin + Tonic! Recently, we’ve been to two different local bars that served cocktails with fruit-infused ice cubes. I love the idea of an ice cube that adds to the flavor of your drink as it melts. If you sip slowly, it eventually becomes almost like a slushy. OBVIOUSLY, I had to go home and try to recreate my own version. And I couldn’t stop at one flavor because… rainbow Gin + Tonics!!

This is one of those SUPER SIMPLE ways to feel fancy at home. And after a long, stressful week… we all deserve to feel a little fancy!

Here’s how it’s done–

Fruit + TonicsPurée fresh fruits with a tiny bit of water. This is a whole grapefruit. You can add 1 tablespoon sugar to your cubes for a sweeter drink, but I didn’t.

Fruit + TonicsFruit + TonicsUse a variety of fruits and fill giant ice cube trays (you can get these on Amazon) with purée. My favorite flavors were mango and pineapple because they are naturally sweet.

Fruit + TonicsYou’ll need some short glasses that are large enough to fit these giant cubes in as well as some tonic water and gin. If you want to make a virgin drink, skip the gin and just use tonic water. That’s what I did because I made these at 10 am… not a drinking hour for me. 🙂

If you want to make a Gin + Tonic, the recipe is super simple! Mix 3 ounces gin, 4 ounces tonic water and add a squeeze of lime juice at the end. This combined with your fresh fruit cubes will be DELICIOUS.

Fruit + TonicsAren’t the cubes pretty? These would be really easy to pre-make for a party! Easy, self-serve cocktails are a BIG hit at all my parties.

Fruit + TonicsMix it up and enjoy. 🙂

Fruit + TonicsFruit + TonicsFruit + TonicsWant to make some this week? They’re perfect for spring! Tag us on Instagram if you do #ABMhappyhour

xoxo- Elsie

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

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