The Frozen Gin & Tonic

The Frozen Gin & Tonic

The Frozen Gin & Tonic could be my new favourite cocktail. Slushy, refreshing and perfect for summer. It’s a game changer!

I make mine with @empress1908gin, @fevertreemixers elderflower tonic, fresh lime, lots of ice, and a bit of agave nectar. So refreshing and not too sweet.

4 oz Empress Gin
4 oz Fever Tree Tonic
2 oz fresh lime juice
2 tbsp agave nectar
2 1/2 cups ice
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2.

Pairs perfectly with Sunday Funday, lunch with friends, you name it!


Grilled Salmon with Blackberry Citrus Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Blackberry Citrus Salsa

Now that the warmer weather is finally here, it’s time to break out those light and tasty summer dishes! I love cooking salmon on the grill, it’s so quick and easy and when paired with this recipe for blackberry citrus salsa, you have delicious meal that’s perfect for entertaining but simple enough to make during the week!

The salmon is lightly marinated and the salsa adds a brightness and fresh flavour with a hint of heat. So good!

I like to cook my salmon on a copper grill mat – they’re non-stick, reusable and easy to clean. You can find them on amazon.

I cook a whole side of salmon skin-side down. If you want to be able to flip your salmon, cut your side into filets before grilling but always grill skin side down first.

Grilled Salmon with Blackberry Citrus Salsa

Lightly marinated grilled salmon pairs perfectly with blackberry citrus salsa.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: BBQ, Easy, healthy


  • 1 side of salmon approx 2 lbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Blackberry Citrus Salsa

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries if large, slice in half
  • 1/3 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno peppers seeded and finely diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 3 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Tajin or salt and pepper to taste


  • Place salmon on baking sheet. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, honey, dijon and salt and pepper. Brush marinade onto salmon, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Add blackberries, red onion, jalapeno, mint and cilantro to medium bowl. Top with olive oil. lime juice, sugar, Tajin or salt & pepper. Stir lightly to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Heat the grill for medium-high heat. Place salmon on grill safe baking sheet or tin foil. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
  • Transfer salmon to a serving platter and serve with blackberry salsa.