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The Best Vodka Slushies for Year-Round Enjoyment

Vodka slushie

There’s something magical about a slushie. Existing in a zone somewhere between liquid and solid, slushies manage to be both refreshing and sultry. And when you add alcohol to the list of ingredients? 

Did somebody say—hello, vodka slushie goodness.

Just because it’s getting colder and the days are getting shorter doesn’t mean we also have to give up slushies. Read on for how to make a slushie with a blender and alcoholic ice pops! We promise these year-round vodka slush recipes will satisfy your taste buds from January through December! 

Side Note: If you prefer tequila or mezcal cocktails, head over to our recipe guide on frozen tequila drinks

Frozen Vodka Lemonade

It’s the one, the only, the king of vodka slush drinks: the frozen vodka lemonade.

Classic, satisfying, and simple to create, the frozen vodka lemonade is always popular when it comes to vodka slushies. And, while we may generally associate it as a summer cocktail, it’s easy to adapt into a year-round treat. 

The key to making it seasonal is to mix up the complimentary fruit.

So let’s start with a fruit that will let you create a wonderfully sweet, tart slushie with an eye-catching pink color.

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Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Slushie

Before any culinary experts jump in, yes, strawberry season is technically late spring or early fall. But these days, you can get strawberries any time of year that perfectly complement the tartness of the lemonade to make a drink that is as delicious in January as it is in June.

Ingredients

Let’s start with what you’ll need:

  • 5 or 6 fresh strawberries
  • ½ to 1 cup lemonade
  • Simple syrup (to taste)
  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • 2 SLIQ Spirited Ice Vodka Lemonade Pops
  • Extra ice cubes (optional)
  • Garnish: strawberries and lemons

Now, grab your blender.

Making the Drink

We told you this one was easy to make. We weren’t lying:

  • Combine all ingredients except garnishes in a blender
  • Blend
  • Pour into a glass
  • Garnish

That’s it. You can adjust the exact proportions to suit your taste, but that’s all you need to start enjoying the deliciousness.

Raspberry Lemonade Slushie

Not a huge lemon fan? No problem. To lessen the tartness of the lemon juice flavor and enhance the berry profile, simply substitute out your SLIQ Vodka Lemonade Pops for our Blue Raspberry flavor. You can also substitute fresh raspberries for strawberries.

Raspberry Lemonade Slushie

In addition to being a berry flavor spin, this variation will also change the color of your drink, shifting it from bright pink into a more purple color from the addition of the blue pops.

Greyhound Slushie

We told you one way to make a drink a year-round hit is to move out summer fruit and move in other kinds that are easier to find in any season. Well, no need to substitute anything when you start with a fruit already well suited for the winter months.

Grapefruit’s natural season is the winter and its slightly more bitter profile makes it a great fit for someone who likes drinks with a little more bite to them.

Enter the Greyhound Slushie.

Ingredients

A Greyhound is another simple drink normally consisting of only two ingredients: vodka and grapefruit juice. That makes it easy to make into a slushie.

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • Grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 SLIQ Spirited Ice Vodka Cranberry & Grapefruit Pops
  • Garnish: lime wheel

Back to the blender we go.

Making the Drink

If you followed the instructions for the frozen lemonade, these may look familiar:

  • Combine all ingredients except garnishes in a blender
  • Blend
  • Pour into your glass
  • Garnish

Couldn’t be simpler. These winter vodka cocktails go perfect with sweater weather and good company.

Variation

In a traditional Greyhound, adding a salted rim to your glass changes the name of the drink to a Salty Dog. There’s no reason you can’t put a salt rim on your slushy glass. Salty Slush Puppy, anyone?

Frozen Moscow Mule

For our final vodka slush recipe, let’s head to Moscow, where everything has to be good in winter because winter rarely ends. Luckily, this drink doesn’t just fit in winter—it’s delicious any time of the year.

Making of Frozen Moscow Mule

Ingredients

We’ve started with sweet, moved to bitter, now let’s add a little spice. The spice of the ginger beer tempers the tartness of the citrus in this spin on a classic.1

  • 2 SLIQ Spirited Ice Vodka Lemonade Pops
  • 2 cups ginger beer
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 copper mug (optional, but definitely the best way to keep it chilled)

Making the Drink

You know the drill by now.

  • Combine all ingredients except the mug in a blender
  • Blend
  • Pour into the mug

SLIQ: Good Times, Only

There you have it. Three ways to keep enjoying your slushies year-round with help from our alcoholic ice pops. At SLIQ, we’re about good times, and only good times. And those good times go on regardless of the date on the calendar. 

So enjoy your next SLIQ vodka ice pop or slushie with a loved one and a roaring fire—or however you choose. 

Sources: 

  1. The Cookful. Frozen Moscow Mules. https://thecookful.com/frozen-moscow-mules/ 
  2. Epicurious. How to Hunt for Strawberries When It’s Strawberry Season. https://www.epicurious.com/ingredients/how-tell-strawberry-ripe-shopping-tips-article 
  3. Butter Your Biscuit. Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Slush. https://butteryourbiscuit.com/strawberry-lemonade-vodka-slush/ 
  4. Liquor.com. Greyhound.  https://www.liquor.com/recipes/greyhound/ 
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