How to Make the Perfect Pink Lemonade Vodka Slushy for Summer

If you’re looking for the perfect drink to cool down on those scorching summer days, you’ll love Pink Lemonade Vodka Slushy. It’s cold and refreshing and packs just the right sweet and tart flavors. Plus, it’s the ultimate treat for adults.

The best part? This drink is a breeze to make ahead of time, requiring zero effort.

close up view of pink lemonade vodka slushy.

Pink Lemonade Vodka Slushy

Made with just three ingredients, this zesty, icy concoction is a breeze to prepare and a joy to serve.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Serving Size 6 servings

Equipment

  • Gallon-sized zip-top bag

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup pink lemonade powdered mix (such as Countrytime)
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups vodka

Instructions 

  • Mix all ingredients. Pour the water, vodka, and pink lemonade mix into a large zip-top bag (1 gallon or 2-gallon size). Close it tightly and shake well until the lemonade powder dissolves. Make sure the bag is securely sealed before shaking.
    open bag mixing ingredients in.
  • Freeze until slushy. Put the bag in the freezer and freeze for 4-8 hours until it turns slushy. The vodka will stop it from freezing completely, so you don't have to mix or shake it while it freezes.
    gallon bag of frozen pink slush.
  • Serve. Once the mixture is slushy, put it into glasses and add a fresh lemon wedge for garnish before serving.

Notes

Make sure to use a good-quality vodka and a pink lemonade mix that you like, as these two ingredients will determine the flavor of the final slushy.
Feel free to use a sugar-free mix if that’s your preference!
Seal the zip-top bag tightly to prevent any leaks in your freezer. For extra security, you can use two bags.
When serving, you can either scoop the slushy straight from the freezer with spoons, or let it sit for a few minutes to become more drinkable. It will melt quickly in the summer, so there’s no need to let it sit intentionally; it will melt enough on its own.
Check the slushy after 4 hours. If it’s not slushy enough, give it more time, but be sure not to forget about it. Consider setting a timer or reminder.
For a fun twist on the classic recipe, add a splash of grenadine or a few fresh berries. This can enhance the flavor and make your slushy even more delightful.
Calories: 185kcal | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.01mg

More Tips:

If you notice large ice crystals forming, gently squeeze the bag to break them up for a smoother texture.

Make sure that the pink lemonade powder completely dissolves in the water and vodka mixture. Shake the bag thoroughly until the powder is fully dissolved to ensure a consistent taste throughout the slushy.

Consider making a double batch and storing it in separate bags if you’re serving a crowd. This way, you can keep one bag in the freezer while serving from the other.

For a lighter drink, you can reduce the amount of vodka and replace it with more water. Just ensure the total liquid remains the same to maintain the right texture.

Remember that this slushy will melt quickly, especially in the summer heat. Have your glasses ready and serve them immediately once they reach your preferred consistency.

3 mason jars of pink slushy with straw.

Serving Suggestions

Try this with a fresh fruit platter (berries, melon, pineapple), shrimp cocktail, and chicken taquitos.

Here are some other alternatives you can use for this recipe:

  • Vodka: You can use rum or gin for a different taste.
  • Pink Lemonade Mix: To get the pink color, try a regular lemonade mix and add a few drops of red food coloring or a splash of cranberry juice.
  • Sugar-Free Mix: If you want a sweeter slushy, use regular pink lemonade instead of the sugar-free one.
ingredients on marble counter.

These changes might alter the final result of the recipe, so feel free to try them out and see which one you like the most.

Storage Instructions

You can keep this drink, ready to serve, in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Put it in a tightly sealed zip-top bag to preserve its texture and flavor.

If you have any leftovers, you can put them back in the freezer. Just make sure the bag is sealed tightly and lay it flat in the freezer.

Before you serve the slushy, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly. You might need to squeeze the bag to break up larger ice crystals gently.

This fun cocktail recipe combines the sweet and tangy flavors of pink lemonade with a smooth kick of vodka, making it an ideal treat for those scorching summer days. So give it a try and watch it become a crowd favorite!

How to Make the Perfect Pink Lemonade Vodka Slushy for SummerHow to Make the Perfect Pink Lemonade Vodka Slushy for Summer
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