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.
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.
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.
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.
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 paper 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.
Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies
- 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)
- 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.
- Pour into a large freezer-safe container and seal with lid or plastic wrap. Carefully transfer to freezer. Freeze until solid, 4-6 hours.
- 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 decorative straw and a spoon.