Is there anything better than a cold slush on a hot summer day? As temperatures heat up around the country, you’ll want an ice-cold beverage at the ready.
This refreshing watermelon lemonade slush from AllRecipes is sure to hit the spot on a sunny summer day. Nothing says summer like lemonade and watermelon, and this frozen concoction combines both flavors in a blender for one delicious drink.
“Whenever I have excess seasonal fruit, I freeze it in chunks for fast and easy slushes and smoothies,” Terri Myers, the recipe’s author, explains. “Here’s a delicious way to use up some watermelon.”
What a great idea!
“Great after school snack for the kiddos…and so much better than a Sonic slushy!” Virgcart wrote in their review.
The recipe calls for strawberry lemonade mix, but this user notes that they used regular lemonade mix. You could experiment with a variety of lemonade flavors for different twists on this delightful drink.
While it does sound like an ideal treat for kids, no one’s stopping adults from putting a more grown-up spin on this slush. Just add some vodka or another spirit of your choice (one reviewer added tequila), and you’ll instantly be transported to an island getaway, even if you’re just sitting in your own backyard.
Another variation on the watermelon slush cocktail is this watermelon, vodka and prosecco slushie. It’s perfect for sipping on poolside, and it’s super simple to make.
Food Network’s grown-up version of the watermelon lemonade slush doesn’t rely on spirits to make it a bit more sophisticated. Instead, this recipe calls for steeping fresh basil in simple syrup to give the melon-citrus combo some herbal flair.
If you’re already looking forward to the Fourth of July, how about a frozen blue vodka lemonade slushie? Add red berries for garnish for a festive frozen cocktail for the Fourth. You can also eliminate the vodka for a virgin version that slushie fans of all ages can enjoy.
Do you have a favorite summer slushie recipe?