If you love gin, this fun new frozen strawberry cocktail with gin is something to try. Fresh fruity, with a ginger bite…it is the perfect drink for a hot summer day.
Celebrating World Gin Day!
Let’s hear it for World Gin Day!! Every now and then a foodie holiday calls out to me. How can I pass up a wonderful holiday that is celebrated all over the world? A couple of friends and I have decided to throw a gin party and you are all invited! #WorldGinDay
This is the 9th annual world gin day, and the intent of the organizers was to get people around the world to join together to celebrate gin. My first thought when deciding on a cocktail to create was which gin do I use for this cocktail recipe? There are hundreds of brands of gin…which would make this beverage special?
(*This post was sponsored by Drizly.com. All delicious gushings are my own.)
I headed over to my friends at Drizly.com. This is a fabulously fun website that helps you find fun new liquors to try. They ship the liquors to you, so no need to drive to the store. I typed in gin into the search bar and BAM! 574 different gins to choose from.
The stars of this drink are the fresh in-season juicy strawberries and this delicious gin by Brooklyn. I have made cocktails with gin before, but the honey liquor was something new for me. Have you tried this Celtic Honey liquor? The flavors blend so well together with the strawberry and ginger.
I used a ginger sugar mix on the rim of these glasses. I bought at a local spice shop in Sacramento, but you can easily make your own. This flavored sugar tutorial makes it seem so easy!
Gin is a liquor that is derived from juniper berries. Gin became popular in England because the government allowed unlicensed gin production. The government also taxed any foreign liquors heavily, making the gin market boom. Gin can be flavored with a lot of different botanicals including anise, licorice, cinnamon, coriander, and lots of other spices.
Honey liquor is gaining in popularity for its sweetness. I used Celtic Honey in my cocktail recipe because it blends in with the gin so well. You can also make your own, there are tons of tutorials online to make honey liquor.
This frozen strawberry ginger cocktail recipe is so easy to make. All you need to do is toss all of the ingredients into a Vitamix or blender. I love using my Vitamix to make cocktails.
My friend Matt over at Nomageddon made this tasty Rose French 75 for World Gin Day. How will you celebrate?
Here are even more delicious cocktail recipes to try:
How to make a gin cocktail:
- 4 ounces gin
- 4 ounces honey liquor
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup sparkling water
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon ginger sugar, for rim
- 1 teaspoon honey, for rim
- Pour all of the ingredients into a Vitamix or blender.
- Mix well to puree the ginger.
- Dip the rim of your martini glass in honey to coat the edges.
- Next, roll the honey coated rim in the ginger sugar.
- Pour the drink into the glass and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 444 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 6mg Carbohydrates: 71g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 67g Protein: 1g