Friday, July 3, 2009

Weekend Cocktails - Vodka Slush

Vodka Slush, a refreshing adult drink made from a mixture of frozen lemonade, orange juice and limeade and vodka, or rum if you like. After freezing the mixture is combined with 7-up or Sprite to make a slush.

Vodka Slush

This one's for you Deb, because and it was you and Trish that inspired me to seek out this slushy drink after having a taste of Trish's freezer slush many, many years ago! (Hey, and send me your recipe would ya?)


This will certainly help keep you and your other over-21 friends cooled off during all the festivities, while the kids sip on their koolaide, fruit drinks and lemonade. Like a grown up slushie really.


Have a safe and fun holiday y'all, and remember, drink responsibly and don't drink and drive!


The original recipe said to freeze for 2 hours - but I recommend freezing it overnight.


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Recipe: Vodka Slush

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Inactive time: 24 hours | Yield: About 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 (12 ounce) can of frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (6 ounce) can of frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (10 to 12 ounce) can of limeade concentrate, or frozen margarita mix, thawed
  • 3-1/2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of vodka
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 liter bottle of 7 up or Sprite, chilled
Instructions

Mix the thawed lemonade, orange juice, and limeade into a large freezer safe container. Add the water, vodka and sugar, mix well and freeze overnight.

When ready to mix drinks, remove the frozen mixture from the freezer and scoop into glasses, or let sit for 5 to 10 minutes on the counter to soften, if desired. Fill glasses 1/2 to 3/4 full with the slush mixture, then top it off with the 7up or Sprite. Stir and serve immediately. Tiny umbrellas or mini flags totally optional but highly recommended. Enjoy!

Note: The original recipe said to freeze for 2 hours - but I recommend freezing it overnight.

Variation: Substitute rum for the vodka.

Source: http://deepsouthdish.com

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Adapted from Southern Living's Our Best Quick & Easy Recipes

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10 comments:

  1. I love your weekend cocktail posts... I don't see this on any other blog!

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  2. LOL..."Have a fifth for the Fourth!"

    Hope ye have a lovely holiday, dearie! Thanks for so many wonderful recipes and planting updates!

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  3. Karen, yeah, I've been thinking about taking up drinking regular in my retirement. {kidding!} Seriously though, I thought it would be a cool feature to do - plus it gives me a place to put the recipes the next time I need 'em!

    LOL Penniwig! So long as ya ain't driving I say what the heck. Though not so sure how the fireworks would look once you're finished with that 5th!

    Have a great weekend y'all!

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  4. That sounds delightful! Thanks for coming and visiting my blog!

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  5. I love a cocktail... as in L-O-V-E. Vodka slushes are in my weekend's future. Yay!!!
    Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from SITS :)

    (p.s. what's the new 30? if i'm actually 30 years of age, does this reverse aging thing still leave me legal to drink vodka slushes??)

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  6. So much sugar - but it looks so good

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  7. Well, it certainly is delicious, and I truly do not know the sugar content, though yes, if you're concerned about sugar, the use of juices in anything is probably not for you.

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  8. This recipe sounds great.I am going to try it out!!

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