Friday, July 1, 2011

Vodka Slushes = My Favorite Summer Beverage!

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.  Partly because I am a proud American, and a former Air Force wife.  And partly because it is HOT.  Summertime, fireworks, cook-outs and good times with good friends.  That means tasty beverages must be flowing.  We wouldn't want to get dehydrated in the hot Oklahoma sun.  A great friend shared this drink recipe with me years ago.  We both make it every July 4th.  It's a tradition.  It's citrusy, cold and refreshing.  Don't be turned off by the name, they aren't that strong.  But a word of warning, they might sneak up on ya if you have too many!
Oh the suffering I do for the sake of blogging.
I had to make one of these just for this picture.
Of course I drank it.
Times is hard.  Don't waste :)
We're off to a good start. 
Juice, Vodka and Sugar.
Not Pictured:  Water.  That's the Line-Up!
Combine orange juice concentrate
and lemonade concentrate.
Add the vodka.
Add 6 juice cans of water.
I didn't bother to photograph that.
Water is kind of boring.
Add the sugar.
Stir well until everything is dissolved.
Cover and freeze.
It won't get solid, just slushy.
Scoop mixture into a glass
with an ice cream scoop.
Top with chilled 7-UP or Sprite.
Get a bendy straw or a cute swizzle stick
and get in the sun and enjoy!

Vodka Slushes

2 large cans frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 large can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 cups vodka
1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 juice cans of water

Combine all ingredients together in a freezer-safe container until frozen.  (Mixture will not freeze solid, just slushy.)  Scoop slush mixture into glasses with ice cream scoop.  Top with chilled 7-UP or Sprite.  Enjoy!


  1. Thanks for posting this Candi! I love this beverage too! :)

    p.s. Your blog is looking great!

  2. I'll be making a batch of these this afternoon. Thanks much!

  3. I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it. It is delish!


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