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The Lushy Machine: A Gin Slushy

Memorial Day Weekend cocktail

Strawberries and red wine syrup make this gin slushy divine.

Frozen drinks are a mainstay at Mother’s Ruin, and owner T.J. Lynch says inspiration for new versions is always ready at hand. “It begins when we realize we’ve made what seems like millions of different slushies and feel like we’re completely tapped out of new ideas,” Lynch says. “So we head to the walk-in and liquor room and see what we have in stock, and then just totally wing it.”


  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. red wine syrup
  • 2-3 strawberries
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • Tools:blender
  • Glass:double rocks
  • Garnish:angostura bitters, fresh berries or citrus wheels, mint sprig


Combine all the ingredients in blender, including the ice, then blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, then garnish with 3-4 dashes of bitters and fresh fruit and mint.

Red Wine SyrupSimmer 2 cups of red wine with 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 whole clove and 3 cardamom pods for 15-20 minutes, until syrupy. strain before use, and keep remainder refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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