4 Citrus Vodka Drinks Perfect for Springtime

Spring is a season full of promises: the promise of warmer weather, blooming landscapes, and, for many of us, a return to the outdoors. And after a long, cold winter, many of us are looking for delicious springtime cocktails to sip in the sunshine.

Maybe you’re looking for a cool and refreshing way to unwind with friends this spring, or maybe you just need a go-to cocktail to kick back with after all your spring cleaning. Whatever your needs, these chilled takes on citrus drinks using vodka ice pops will help you kick the season off right.

Line of citrus vodka cocktails

#1 Tipsy Frozen Lemonade

The Tipsy Frozen Lemonade cocktail is kicking off our list of springtime citrus vodka drinks. Why? Because when the snow melts and the sky clears, neighborhoods everywhere fill up with the quintessential childhood spring pastime—lemonade stands. This recipe for Tipsy Frozen Lemonade is springtime nostalgia in a cocktail glass (with a little vodka mixed in). The bright, refreshing taste of citrus juice paired with a little sweetness makes for a delectable treat as we shed our winter coats and spend more and more time on rooftop decks and patios. 

Good news? This simple and satisfying lemon vodka cocktail is as easy to make as it is to sip.

The first step is to gather your ingredients:1 

Put the frozen cocktail pops into a chilled cocktail glass and crush them. Then, add the vodka, muddling it with the alcohol ice pops until well mixed. Pour in the lemonade, give it a good stir, garnish it with a lemon wheel and a retro red-and-white striped paper straw, and you’re ready to sip. 

Tips for Mixing It Up

One of the beautiful things about lemonade and vodka is their versatility—they make the perfect complement to almost any flavor.

To add a little flair to the boozy frozen lemonade cocktail, consider using SLIQ’s Spirited Ice vodka frozen cocktail pops in either Blue Raspberry or Cranberry & Grapefruit flavor. 

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#2 Boozy Frozen “Half and Half”

While you’ve got the lemonade out, you might as well grab some iced tea as well. Voila—you’re officially halfway to making the Boozy Frozen “Half and Half”. This drink is a delicious way to elevate lemon vodka drinks and capture the magic of spring in a glass.

To make the Boozy Frozen “Half and Half”, grab the following ingredients:2

Mix together your vodka and your SLIQ Spirited Ice frozen cocktail pops. Then, add the lemonade and the iced tea, stirring together. As a garnish, use a classic lemon wheel and add a mint spring for an extra touch of spring.

#3 Frozen Sex On The Beach

In the 1980s, Florida bartender Ted Pizio invented the Sex On The Beach cocktail as an ode to the state’s infamous spring break shenanigans, and an icon was born.3 Ever since, this citrusy drink has been a staple of springtime cocktail menus and Valentine cocktail recipe lists. This frozen twist only ups the appeal in the warmer months.

Here’s what you’ll need:4

In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka with one or two SLIQ Spirited Ice Vodka Cranberry & Grapefruit pops. Use a muddler to mix them together. Add Peach Schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice, then shake until well combined. Pour into a tall highball glass and enjoy.

Tequila Sunrise cocktails and ingredients on wooden table

#4 Citrus Sunrise Slushie With Vodka 

If you’ve ever enjoyed the refreshing taste of a Citrus Sunrise, then you know it’s an enticing substitute for other common tequila cocktails like the margarita. Our frozen version swaps the tequila for vodka for a tasty springtime slushie. 

Only a few ingredients are needed to make this masterpiece at home:5

Making your very own Citrus Sunrise Slushie with vodka couldn’t be easier. Simply mix all of your ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth, and voila! Sit back and enjoy your pink vodka drinks

Put A Spring In Your Step With SLIQ

When it comes to premium frozen liquor drinks, you can’t do any better than SLIQ. Our alcohol ice pops are made with premium spirits and natural flavors, delivering a premium frozen alcoholic drink experience. Choose from:

  • 7x distilled vodka in lemonade, blue raspberry, and cranberry & grapefruit flavors
  • Superior white Caribbean rum in coconut & lime, pineapple, and strawberry daiquiri flavors
  • 100% blue agave spirit in classic (lime), strawberry, and mango margarita flavors

From swanky garden parties to low-key evenings in your own backyard, SLIQ is the perfect party guest. Use them in your favorite cocktails or enjoy them on their own. Why be ordinary when you can be SLIQ? Try us today. 


  1. Crazy for Crust. Boozy Frozen Lemonade Vodka. https://www.crazyforcrust.com/boozy-frozen-lemonade-with-vodka/ 
  2. The Spruce Eats. Spiked Arnold Palmer Recipe. https://www.thespruceeats.com/spiked-arnold-palmer-recipe-5075194 
  3. Belllyful. Sex on the Beach Drink. https://bellyfull.net/sex-on-the-beach-recipe/#:~:text=The%20origin%20behind%20this%20one,main%20attraction
  4. Fit Foodie Finds. Sex on the Beach Drink. https://fitfoodiefinds.com/sex-on-the-beach-recipe/ 
  5. Inspired by Nick. Sunrise Citrus Drink Recipe. https://inspiredbynick.com/sunrise-citrus-drink-recipe-perfect-for-get-togethers/