Slushy Cocktail Recipes Just in Time for Summer
There’s a reason why you always begged your mom for slushies as a kid — for starters, the sugar, the pretty colors, and the brain freeze that hurt so good. Now that you’re an adult, you have the benefit of adding booze to that equation — score! Wine slushies have had their time in the spotlight, but now it’s time to say no way to frosé and embrace the cocktail slushy. Whether you tend to go for a mojito or Manhattan, one of the following 14 recipes are sure to satisfy your happy hour need.
Fresh strawberries and lemon juice mixed with Cointreau and vodka sound like a summer cocktail we could get on board with. Add ice and blend into submission for even more refreshment. (via Kitchen Treaty)
Two Southern favorites, bourbon and peach, come together to create this sweet whiskey slush. To avoid watering it down, use frozen peaches instead of ice. (via Recipe Runner)
Just when you thought that mojitos couldn’t be more invigorating, you’re introduced to a mojito slushy. This basic lime and mint version is perfection, but you can also add frozen berries to up the ante even more. (via Sallys Baking Addiction)
The original leap-year cocktail is a prohibition-era classic consisting of gin, orange liqueur, sweet vermouth, and lemon. To give it the slushy treatment, add ice and a splash of lemon seltzer for consistency. (via How Sweet It Is)
Your first thought when making a slushy might be to pop everything in the blender. While that’s a great method, if you take the time to churn the cocktail in your ice cream machine, you’ll get a creamy texture like this slushy take on a Manhattan. (via My Modern Cookery)
Of course, the frozen margarita counts as a cocktail slushy! The OG is a favorite for good reason, but if you want to switch it up, frozen pineapple adds a fun tropical twist. (via Whole and Heavenly Oven)
Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re basking in the Italian sun 24/7? All you need is this frozen negroni. (via Kitchn)
This slushy spin on the sweet tiki-bar classic features the tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut, and rum. To get the ombre look, leave out the grenadine on the first blitz, and add it once you’ve poured half of the slushie in the glass. (via Tasting Table)
If this frozen raspberry peach cocktail conjures up major vacation feels, you’re not alone. Rim your glass with salt or sugar before serving for an extra *pop* of flavor.
So you were that kid at the slushy machine mixing the cherry and lemon together, huh? Now you can make your own at home, and you get to add cherry vodka to the mix. Being an adult is great. (via With Salt and Wit)
The foodies out there will appreciate the subtle herbal touch that this strawberry rum slushie possesses. Make these for your next romantic night in, and your date will be V impressed. (via Giraffes Can Bake)
This Southern-style sweet tea is not what your grandma used to make. Thanks to the tart lemon and hefty sweetness, you really can’t detect the vodka. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is up to you. (via The Charming Detroiter)
You probably thought you were done with vodka tonics after college — wrong. (via Dessert for Two)
One sip of this slushy, and you’ll wonder why all whiskey sours aren’t frozen. Make a big batch for your next pool party and your guests will never want to leave. (via Three Yummy Tummies)