Summer Sips – Gin, Lychee, Mint & Lime Slushie

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Oh hello there summery afternoon, fancy something cool, refreshing and delicious to sip on?  This Gin, Lychee, Mint & Lime Slushie is perfect for those balmy nights or hot afternoons or you could have the “mocktail” version for breakfast – it’s really good for you, it is!

Now this is not my original recipe although adding the gin is all me. The very clever Alyce Alexandra created this for her “Quick Fix:Every Occassion” Thermomix cookbook and I just love it.  It’s for the Thermomix but if you have a high powered blender that will do the trick too.

Summer Sips – Gin, Lychee, Mint & Lime Slushie

Ingredients

  • 565 - 600g can stoned lychees in syrup
  • 10 mint leaves
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 500g coconut water frozen into ice cubes (I used 2 ice cube trays which made about 400g but the gin balances it out)
  • 300g ice cubes
  • 150 g (3/4 C) of your favourite gin

Instructions

  1. Put everything into the TM bowl and blitz for 1 minute, speed 9
  2. Garnish with mint leaves if you like then serve immediately!
  3. Enjoy
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In the interests of the responsible service of alcohol you could serve these slushies up with:

Hummous & crudites or crackers

Broad bean dip

Minty pea pesto

Corn fritters with avocado & prosciutto

What’s your favourite Summer Sip?

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19 comments on “Summer Sips – Gin, Lychee, Mint & Lime Slushie

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    January 15, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    This sounds so yum and like it tastes like summer! Cocktails are dangerously quick to make in the Thermomix, aren’t they?!

    • Vicki
      January 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Definitely a taste of summer and the ability to make cocktails in a flash was a big tick for me in getting the Thermomix! Thanks lovely lady.

  2. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    January 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Right up my alley hun. You had me at Gin 😉 xx

    • Vicki
      January 16, 2015 at 9:17 am

      Cheers! xx

  3. vegeTARAian
    January 16, 2015 at 10:52 am

    This is fab, what a marvellous idea for summer entertaining!

    • Vicki
      January 16, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Hi there. Yes, and it’s good for you! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie
    January 17, 2015 at 8:09 am

    What a perfect summer cocktail! I don’t eat lychees anywhere near enough so this looks like the perfect reason to start buying them again!

  5. Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    January 17, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I can’t come at a lychee but everything else sounds yum! Am I crazy about the lychee thing?? Mint and lemon just tastes like Saturday afternoon!

    Thanks for linking up in The Ultimate Rabbit Hole! 🙂

    • Vicki
      January 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      I wouldn’t normally go for a lychee either, don’t like them much but seriously you should give this a go (maybe as a mocktail in the next few weeks!!) tastes like summer!

  6. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    January 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I don’t have a thermomix but love the flavour combination!

    • Vicki
      January 18, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      I’m sure you could make it in a blender it would just be more “granita” like than a slushie which come to think of it would be great!

  7. Kim @Landofzonkt
    January 18, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Oh I love a lychee cocktail… Such a delicious fruit. This sounds right up my alley, gin vodka…it’d be amazing! Next luncheon guaranteed yum!

    • Vicki
      January 18, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      HI, thanks for stopping by. I think it would be a crowd pleaser at a lunch!

  8. Maxabella
    January 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    An adult slushie is just the thing at the end of a hot day!! x

    • Vicki
      January 18, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      It so is!

  9. Sonia from Sonia Styling
    January 20, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. This sounds all kinds of amazing! Love the idea of freezing coconut water in ice cube trays. We don’t have a Thermomix, but we do have a Nutri Bullet. Will definitely be giving this a go!

    • Vicki
      January 20, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Hi there. Thanks for stopping by. Nutri Bullet would definitely do the trick too. It’s great especially on a hot day!

  10. Victoria
    March 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Oh these sound amazing.

    • Vicki
      March 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      Hi there you should give them a whirl. Thanks for stopping by. x

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