Red, White & Blue Vodka Lemonade Slushies

by Kate on July 3, 2013

Red, White and Blue Vodka Lemonade Slushies

Tomorrow’s 4th of July.  Next thing you know Santa will be coming to town.  Where is the time going lately? Augh…sigh.

Anyhow, I saw these beautious layered drinks ( on one of my BBF’s (Best Blogger Friends) Aimee’s blog, Like Mother, Like Daughter ( – sorry my link insert button seems to be on vacation) – how cute, right? So I thought I’m gonna try my hand at those for the 4th, but make them ‘adult friendly’ with some boozey goodness. I went out, bought all the stuff, and probably tried three times to recreate this layered perfection.  What was the outcome? Purple yuck.

So I thought before wasting more ingredients, I would do something that I know would work and be equally as fun to look at and great to drink – slushies! Like those refreshing Mint Julep slushies from Derby Weekend, I’ve really wanted to try another cocktail in slushy form.  And what better time to do it than on one of the most steamy holidays of the year? 4th of July! MURICA! These couldn’t be easier to put together and can also be made kid friendly by swapping out the Blue Curacao with blue gatorade and holding the vodka.

Red, White and Blue Vodka Lemonade Slushies

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Red, White & Blue Vodka Lemonade Slushies

Yield: about 4 -12oz. slushies


  • 3 full trays of ice from your freezer
  • 1 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1 cup of Blue Curacao
  • 1 cup vodka (plain or flavored - whatever you have on hand)
  • 1 cup of your favorite lemonade (I used a crystal light mix)


1) In a blender on the ice crush setting, blend together the cranberry juice and ice of 1 tray until full combined and slushy. Set aside.

2) Next combine the Blue Curacao with another tray of ice and crush until slushy. Set aside.

3) Lastly, combine the vodka, lemonade and last ice tray and crush until slushy. Set aside.

4) Layer your drinks starting with the cranberry slush on the bottom, then the blue curacao slush and lastly the vodka lemonade slush on the top. Top with something fun and patriotic like mini american flags or swirly straws.

5) Sip slowly to avoid brain freeze!

aimee @ like mother like daughter July 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm

These look amazing! And I love the slushy idea and they are just so cute! I’m sorry that the layering didn’t work right with yours, I had a little trouble when I first tried (I was at work and had cranberry juice and sprite and tried – to no avail) but I tried again at home and it worked. Anyway, yours turned out so darling and now I definitely want to try again with a slushy version!!!

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