Homemade slushies are the perfect treats for hot summer days. When you add a little liquor, things get even more interesting!
Slushies are simply blended drinks that feature ice, fresh fruits, and other ingredients while often skipping the creamy ingredients found in smoothies. That means many favorite frozen daiquiri and margarita recipes qualify as a slushie. But there's so much more to this category of drinks to discover!
Get the blender ready! There are many fun, fruity, and utterly delicious slushies to mix up this summer.
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Blueberry Pomegranate Slushies
The taste of blueberries and pomegranate come together in an incredibly easy slushie recipe. You'll use agave nectar or honey to sweeten the drink, then add either gin or vodka to give it a kick. It's fun and unique, definitely worth trying!
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One of the best-known slushies in the cocktail world is the strawberry daiquiri.The frozen version is a guaranteed hit that no one will be able to resist. It's a brilliant use of fresh strawberries and lime juice, which are backed by your favorite rum.
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Among the many, many frozen margaritas you can mix up, this recipe takes the cake on the fresh fruit slushie front! The Hawaiian margarita blends fresh strawberries and pineapple together to create a fruitilicious drink.
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Pomegranate Grapefruit Frosé
Frosés are a slushie category of their own and the possibilities are endless! It's simply a frozen cocktail with a rosé wine base and this pomegranate grapefruit frosé is a fabulous introduction that also includes pomegranate vodka. From here, you can take the recipe wherever you like, adding a variety of fruit flavors to create custom drinks.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Spicy Cucumber Mint Margarita
Not every slushie is one dimensional. The spicy cucumber mint margarita is hiding a little heat in that cool, green drink. A recipe made for two, the blended mix of fresh cucumber and mint with an aged tequila and key lime juice gets a flavorful punch from Tabasco. It guarantees that this is a drink you will not forget anytime soon!
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For vodka fans, the Christmas Jones is a fun treat and, despite the name, it's a slushie you won't want to reserve for the holidays. This strawberry-pineapple blend adds a splash of soda to give it a lively finish.
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May Day Cocktail
Fresh produce of all sorts is packed inside the May Day cocktail. The two-drink recipe pairs rum and cloudy apple juice with fresh peaches, passion fruit, strawberries, and ginger. It's an explosion of flavor unlike any other.
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When you want to take a different approach to the spiked slushie, turn to the beergarita. Similar to the frozen lime margarita, this recipe takes a shortcut to the lime flavor, so all you have to do is add a can of frozen limeade. Toss half a bottle of Mexican beer into the mix and you have a pitcher full of deliciousness to share!Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Hawaiian Lava Flow
The lava flow is an iconic Hawaiian drink and one look at it shows you why. This captivating layered drink begins with a rum-infused strawberry blend on the bottom. That is then topped with a luscious mix of banana, pineapple, and coconut cream to give it a piña colada feel. It's as fun to make as it is to drink!
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Tropical drinks do not get much better than the blue Hawaiian. The stunning drink is often shaken, but when it's given the blender treatment it becomes a slushie lovers dream! Its blue-green color comes from the combination of blue curaçao and pineapple juice. Add rum and coconut and a beautiful drink is yours to enjoy!
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The scorpion bowl is a slushy-fied drink for a small group. Based on a classic rum punch, the recipe includes a blended mix of brandy, rum, pineapple, and mango. It's served in a special bowl that you can gather friends around and enjoy together. It even has a flaming volcano in the middle!
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Frozen Watermelon Coconut Slushies
Transform the minty taste of the mojito into a delightful coconut rum slushie! A fun recipe that creates two cocktails, these watermelon coconut slushies are far too tempting to pass up. It's a little creamier than most thanks to the coconut milk, and it pairs wonderfully with the fresh mint and watermelon.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Grapefruit juice is blended with fresh pineapple and vodka to create the mesmerizing blue bayou. As with so many blue cocktails, the recipe gets its color from blue curaçao. It's an essential ingredient for summer-worthy drinks.
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The jet pilot embodies everything that is great about tropical rum cocktails. You'll need three styles of rum, grapefruit and lime juices, cinnamon syrup and falernum, as well as two bitters for accents. The ingredient list may be long, but the drink is worth gathering up all the supplies.
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When you're having a few friends over and feel like sharing some slushies, try the mango passion recipe. This vodka-based drink serves up to eight people and sweetens it with maple syrup, which is quite unusual. To make it even better, you'll need a full bottle of sparkling wine, too!