Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies

Love this icy summer cocktail recipe. Basically strawberry lemonade all boozed up, and then frozen into slushie form. Best served poolside!

Total Time: 10 minutes

Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushie - Love this icy summer cocktail recipe. Basically, it's strawberry lemonade all boozed up, and then frozen into slushie form. Best served poolside!

If you ever owned a Snoopy sno-cone machine, you might like these boozy slushies. If you’ve ever been to 7-Eleven just for a Slurpee, you might like these boozy slushies. If you like strawberry lemonade, chillin’ with friends, and part-time lushing, well, then these boozy slushies are definitely for you.

Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies recipe - Strawberry lemonade all boozed up, and then frozen into slushie form.

These Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies are perfect, perfect, perfect for summer, and even more perfect for summer parties (especially because you make them ahead of time – perfect!). No, you’re not seeing double – I did just say “summer” twice and “perfect” five times in one sentence. But speaking of seeing double – let me just say, please go lightly on these, my friends. Okay? Because they’re potent. PO-TENT.

Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies recipe - Strawberry lemonade all boozed up, and then frozen into slushie form.

I decided I needed an alcoholic slushie in my life after a recent stretch of unseasonably hot days, an overaccumulation of fresh strawberries, and the thought that I would like to try consuming my booze with a spoon in addition to the standard straw.

Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies recipe - Strawberry lemonade all boozed up, and then frozen into slushie form.

So I broke out my new blender (love that thing, though my toddler declares it “scawwy”) and started experimenting.

At first, I just added strawberries, some fresh lemon juice, a little simple syrup, and vodka (and plenty of it). After playing with the flavors – less sugar, more lemon, lots more strawberries, a little Cointreau liqueur added to the mix – into the freezer it went. But. But! This lush went a little too crazy with the booze. Booze doesn’t freeze, see, and so I just had cold liquid. Delicious cold liquid, but liquid nonetheless. So I added more water to the mix – just enough to make it slushy, but not enough to freeze into a solid, sad block.

Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies recipe - Strawberry lemonade all boozed up, and then frozen into slushie form.

These take a bit of time to freeze, so plan ahead at least half a day. I like to freeze it in a big glass bowl, then pull it out, scrape and break it up with a big fork, and scoop it into glasses.

Plop in a straw and a spoon and you’re golden. You’ll need to use the spoon at first, but as it melts, the straw will do you just fine.

Big lushin’, slurpin’ slushies.

Too much?

Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushie - Love this icy summer cocktail recipe. Basically, it's strawberry lemonade all boozed up, and then frozen into slushie form. Best served poolside!

Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

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Love this icy summer cocktail recipe. Basically strawberry lemonade all boozed up, and then frozen into slushie form. Best served poolside!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water + 2 cups water
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulls removed
  • 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from 6-8 large lemons)
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup Cointreau liqueur
  • Additional strawberries and lemon slices for garnish, if desired

Directions:

  1. Add sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add remaining 2 cups water. Add to the pitcher of a blender along with strawberries, lemon juice, vodka, and Cointreau. Puree until completely smooth.
  2. Pour into a large freezer-safe container and seal with lid or plastic wrap. Carefully transfer to freezer. Freeze until solid, 4-6 hours.
  3. Remove from freezer. Scrape with a fork to loosen ice; stir with a spoon to mix ice and the rest of the ingredients back together if necessary. Spoon into glasses, decorate the glass with a strawberry and a lemon slice if desired, and serve with a straw and a spoon.

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.

8 Responses to “Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies”

  1. I’m so up for a potent boozed-up adult slushie to quench the part-time lush in me 😉  These are absolutely perfect for what I want to do this weekend – laze around in the sun and get my slush on 😉

  2. Anything with “Boozy” in the title is totally my kind of drink!! 😉

  3. Beautiful picture, looks delicious! I’ve been playing with boozy slushes a few weeks now since I bought a ninja. Cheers! 

  4. How would a person reduce this to make singles? I’m a bartender and want to have this as a special for June.

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