Blushing strawberry gin and tonic

The perfect cocktail for Valentine's Day or to celebrate Spring, this blushing strawberry gin and tonic is a total crowd pleaser.
Course Cocktail, drink
Cuisine Cocktail
Keyword G&T, Gin and tonic, Gin cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 195kcal
Author Alida Ryder


For the strawberry syrup

  • 2 cups strawberries chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the strawberry gin and tonic

  • 300 ml gin (10 fl oz)
  • tonic water
  • strawberry syrup
  • ice for serving
  • fresh strawberries for garnish
  • mint leaves for garnish
  • fresh lavender for garnish


  • To make the strawberry syrup, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes then blend with a hand blender until smooth. Allow to cool completely. 
  • To make the gin and tonic, fill glasses with ice then add one shot of gin followed by a shot of strawberry syrup. Top up with cold tonic water then add garnishes of your choice and serve. 


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 73mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin C: 29.2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg