Whether you braved a frozen winter or coasted along with mild temperatures, the turn of Spring signals one very important shift: we’re all one step closer to the joys of patio season, backyard barbecues, and frozen treats.
It doesn’t matter if your plans include lounging by the pool, spreading out with a picnic basket in the park, or simply getting together with friends.
You’ll need something to keep you cool as you warm up to the season. So why not get started by crafting some of the best vodka cocktails from the comfort of your patio?
What better way to enjoy a sun-soaked day than with a refreshing frozen cocktail, or maybe even alcoholic ice pops? Grab your favorite bottle of vodka and join us on a tour of five delicious frozen vodka cocktails—they won’t just bring the good times; they’ll keep them going long after you’ve downed the last drop. Ready to drink? Let’s dive in!
#1 Spiked Frozen Vodka Lemonade
Rain or shine, frozen lemonade is the perfect marriage of sweet and sour. With this summer staple, the tartness of the lemon juice also highlights the smooth, crisp, and subtle flavors of the vodka. This is not your neighborhood lemonade stand, folks!
This frozen lemonade beverage is simple to make and only requires a handful of ingredients:
- 1 cup of lemon juice (approximately five medium lemons)
- Zest from one lemon (about 1 ½ tbsp)
- ⅔ cup of vodka
- 6 cups of ice
- Simple syrup
You can purchase simple syrup at the grocery store or make your own by combining one cup of water and one cup of sugar over low heat. Let it cool before using it in your vodka cocktail.
Mix it up: Take things to the next level by tossing a handful of fresh basil leaves into the blender to make spiked basil lemonade. The herbal flavors of the basil will provide wonderful earthy undertones that’ll complement both the lemon and vodka.
Not a big fan of basil? Mint is another tried-and-true garnish to elevate your lemonade.
Not in the mood to craft a homemade refreshment from scratch, but are still craving a frozen beverage to quench your thirst? You’re in luck. At your next pool day, cool off with a SLIQ Vodka Lemonade spirited ice pop, or even better, add one of our vodka ice pops to the Spiked Frozen Vodka Lemonade to zhuzh up the recipe a bit.
#2 Frozen Rosé
Rosé is all the rage—and it just got a lot cooler. To enjoy your favorite wine as a delectable frozen treat, trade in your stemmed glass for a high-powered blender.
- One bottle of rosé (750 mL)
- 3 cups of frozen strawberries
- ½ cup of vodka
- ½ simple syrup
- 4 tbsp of lemon juice
For an added twist on the classic frozen rosé recipe, mix in a SLIQ Vodka Lemonade spirited ice pop for an even more refreshing taste. Whether you need a signature cocktail for your weekly brunch or a refreshing beverage for an afternoon by the pool, this classy-turned-casual cocktail will fit the bill.
#3 Sex on the Beach Slushie
Put a new spin on this retro 80’s cocktail by chilling it all the way out with some ice and a blender. To enjoy this fruity and refreshing vodka slush, you’ll need:
- 2 cups of frozen peaches sliced
- 6 oz. of vodka
- 3 oz. of peach schnapps
- 6 oz. of orange juice
- 2 cups of ice
- 6 oz. of cranberry juice
Mix it up: Garnish your Sex on the Beach with maraschino cherries, peach slices, or a sugar rim. You can also add some visual appeal by creating a gradient effect with the cranberry juice. Carefully pour it over the blended mix and you’ll end up with a beautiful sunset effect in your frozen cocktail. But, don’t stop there. Pair this Sex on the Beach slushie with a SLIQ Vodka Cranberry Grapefruit frozen ice pop to enhance the cocktail’s flavor profile.
#4 Blended Mule
When it comes to classic crowd-pleasing cocktails, you can’t go wrong with a Moscow Mule. The next time your weekend plans could use an injection of old-school cool, blend up a batch of these spicy ginger signature drinks.
Here’s all you’ll need:
- 2 cups of ginger beer
- 2 oz. of vodka
- 1 oz. of lime juice
- 1 ½ cups of ice
Maybe this four-ingredient cocktail hits the spot for you as is, but have you ever considered what other ingredients could elevate the Moscow Mule? Mix in a SLIQ Vodka Cranberry Grapefruit or SLIQ Vodka Lemonade to add a twist to this go-to refreshment.
#5 Chi-Chi Frozen Cocktail
You don’t have to fly to a tropical island to feel like you’re on vacation. With the chi-chi’s creamy flavors and gorgeous blue shade reminiscent of sparkling Caribbean waters, you’ll practically be able to feel the waving palm fronds and ocean breeze.
Now, you can bottle the blue of the ocean with these ingredients:
- 2 oz. of vodka
- ½ oz. of blue curaçao
- ½ oz. of cream of coconut
- ½ cup fresh pineapple
- One scoop of vanilla ice cream
- ½ cup of ice
Mix it up: Turn your fruity frozen vodka cocktail into all-out vacation vibes by garnishing your glass with a wedge of pineapple and a paper umbrella. Better yet, use a hollowed-out pineapple as your cup and incorporate a SLIQ Vodka Blue Raspberry ice pop to enhance this tropical cocktail.
For Good Times and Chill Vibes, Enjoy SLIQ’s Frozen Cocktail Pops
Whether you’re on a beachside lounge chair or the porch swing at home, it’s never a bad time to enjoy an ice-cold beverage—so cold, in fact, that it’s actually frozen. But, does Vodka freeze? Well, not on it’s own. However, in the form of an alcoholic ice pop crafted with high quality ingredients, vodka can be easily enjoyed frozen in flavors such as lemonade, blue raspberry, and cranberry & grapefruit.
You won’t always have time to prepare frozen vodka cocktails from scratch, but you will have time to tear open a box of SLIQ’s Spirited Ice pops and enjoy the same feeling. Our premium frozen vodka ice pops, frozen margarita ice pops, and frozen rum ice pops are all made with top-shelf liquors and top-notch ingredients. Now, you can enjoy the elevated flavors of a professionally made drink from the comfort and convenience of wherever you happen to be.
So sit back, enjoy the sun on your skin, and rest easy knowing that your favorite frozen cocktail is never far away.
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Fit Foodie Finds. Sex on the Beach Slushies. https://fitfoodiefinds.com/sex-on-the-beach-slushies/
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