Boozy slushie cocktail recipe

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This boozy slushie cocktail is made with fresh strawberries and rose lemonade and is so fun to drink. A grown-up take on the slushie ice drink kids love.

Boozy slushie cocktail with strawberries and rose lemonade
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories135 Kcal7%
Fat0.2 g0%
Carbohydrates14 g5%

Sweet, sharp and dangerously drinkable, our boozy slushie cocktail with strawberries and rose lemonade might just become your new favourite  cocktail.

Think of this boozy slushie as an adult version of the bright blue and red slushies you used to get at fairgrounds as a kids. With real strawberries, it's got a lovely fruity kick, plus a lovely twang from the balsamic vinegar - balsamic and strawberries are a flavour sensation together. We used frozen strawberries in this recipe, so you can make it all year round. However, it's a really great summer drink so if you want to use fresh strawberries, just freeze them overnight beforehand - see tips below for more info. 


  • 300g frozen strawberries
  • 100ml vodka
  • 50ml triple sec
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 275ml rose or pink lemonade
  • Ice or crushed ice, to serve




  1. Put the strawberries, vodka, triple sec, balsamic vinegar and lemonade into a blender, and blitz until smooth.
  2. Put ice into glasses or a pitcher and pour over the cocktail mix. Serve immediately. 

Top tip for making this boozy slushie cocktail

You can make a less alcoholic version of this by doubling the amount of lemonade. This also makes it go a lot further.

Can I used crushed ice in this recipe?

Yes, this crushed ice also works well and gives even more of a slushie texture - though bear in mind that it melts more quickly so the drink will get more watery sooner. Serve in smaller glasses in this case, and consider chilling the glasses before you start.

How can I crush my own ice at home?

You can crush your own ice in a blender - see setting on your own machine for more info. If you don't have a blender, lay a clean tea towel on a table and place some ice in the centre. Bring the four corners together and tie them with an elastic band, to create a sack for the ice. Hit the ice with a rolling pin to crush it. 

Can I use fresh strawberries in this recipe?

Yes, but to get the right texture it's best to hull them then freeze them overnight. This is a great way to use up leftover strawberries that are slightly on the turn when they are in season. Use 400g of fresh strawberries as they will reduce slightly as they freeze.

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Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.