8 Refreshing Cocktail Slushies For This Summer
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Homemade slushies are the ideal refreshment for blistering summer days when you want something icy, cold and sweet to beat the heat. More than just crushed ice, slushies are blended drinks made by pulverizing a liquid base along with fresh fruits, juices, sweeteners, and other tasty mix-ins to create a smooth, spoonable icy concoction reminiscent of a snow cone or Italian ice. Unlike creamy smoothies, which contain yoghurt, milk or ice cream, slushies achieve their texture and mouthfeel solely from shaved ice and frozen fruit. This makes them lighter and more thirst-quenching.  

Slushies are endlessly customizable using whatever fruits are in season. They require minimal effort and are the ideal do-it-yourself beverage for relaxing poolside. When the temperature rises, cool off with a homemade slushie.  

Blueberry Pomegranate Slushies   

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The taste of blueberries and pomegranate come together in an incredibly easy slushie recipe that's fun and unique, worth trying! To make this refreshing and tasty drink, simply blend frozen blueberries, pomegranate juice, a bit of agave nectar or honey for sweetness, and either gin or vodka for an alcoholic kick. 

The frozen blueberries give a thick, icy texture, while the pomegranate provides a tangy, antioxidant-rich flavour. Pour the purple concoction into a glass and top with sliced strawberries or mint leaves for a beautiful garnish. Sip this adult slushie on a hot summer day or enjoy it any time you want a refreshing, fruity cocktail that takes just minutes to whip up. The sweet yet tart flavours are sure to delight your taste buds!  

Strawberry Daiquiri  

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The iconic strawberry daiquiri is a beloved frozen cocktail that combines the sweetness of ripe strawberries with the tartness of freshly squeezed lime juice and the smoothness of white rum. This slushy pink drink, best served in a sugar-rimmed glass, transports you to tropical beaches with each sip. 

To make this refreshing cocktail, simply blend 2 cups of chopped strawberries, the juice from one lime, 59.15 ml of white rum, and a teaspoon of simple syrup with a cup of ice until smooth. For an extra indulgent treat, blend in a scoop of strawberry ice cream too. The strawberry daiquiri is the perfect poolside sipper on a hot summer day.  

Hawaiian Margarita  

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Among the many frozen margarita recipes, the Hawaiian margarita stands out for its fresh fruit flavours. This refreshing drink blends juicy strawberries and sweet pineapple chunks to create a fruit-filled slushie. To make this tropical treat, blend strawberries, pineapple, lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and ice. The result is a vibrant pink frozen cocktail bursting with the sweet and tangy flavours of fresh fruit. Garnish with a slice of pineapple before serving for a festive touch. Sip this frozen Hawaiian margarita and feel instantly transported to the islands, no matter where you are.  

Pomegranate Grapefruit Frosé  

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Frosés are a unique slushie category all their own, with endless flavour possibilities. The base is a frozen rosé wine cocktail, such as this pomegranate grapefruit frosé. It combines rosé wine with pomegranate vodka and grapefruit juice for a refreshing introductory blend. 

To make a frosé, simply mix wine, juice, and liquor in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth and slushy. Pour into a glass and garnish festively. From the basic recipe, customise the drink by substituting different fruit juices, liquors, wines, and garnishes. Frosés are the perfect way to beat the heat with a boozy, fruit-filled frozen cocktail.  

Spicy Cucumber Mint Margarita  

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The spicy cucumber-mint margarita is a refreshing yet complex frozen cocktail that provides an unexpected kick of heat. This vibrant green slushie is made for two people and combines the cool flavours of fresh cucumber and mint with a dash of spicy Tabasco sauce. 

The base spirit is an aged tequila that lends a smooth, mellow flavour, while the bright acidity of key lime juice helps balance out the drink. To make this drink, combine fresh mint, cucumber, lime juice, tequila, and Tabasco sauce in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth and frozen. Pour into margarita glasses and garnish with cucumber slices or mint leaves. Sip and enjoy this multidimensional margarita!  

May Day Cocktail  

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The May Day cocktail packs a flavourful punch with its use of fresh produce. The two-drink recipe calls for rum and cloudy apple juice to be blended with juicy peach slices, tart passion fruit pulp, sweet strawberry halves, and spicy grated ginger. When all these vibrant ingredients are combined, they create an explosion of flavours that dance on the palate.  

To make the May Day cocktail, start by muddling sliced peaches, passion fruit pulp, strawberries, and grated ginger in a cocktail shaker. Add rum, apple juice, and ice. Shake vigorously for 10–15 seconds until well chilled. Strain into glasses filled with ice. Garnish with additional fruit slices. May Day is refreshing and fruity, making it the perfect cocktail to sip on a warm spring day. The medley of fresh produce provides texture and bright, tropical notes that make this drink truly unforgettable.  


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When you want a refreshing twist on classic margaritas, look no further than the easy beergarita. Simply blend a frozen limeade concentrate, a 1/2 bottle of Mexican beer like Corona, and lots of ice. The limeade provides a tart, tangy flavour, while the beer adds light effervescence. Blend until smooth and pour into salt-rimmed glasses. Garnish with lime wedges. 

This 5-minute frozen cocktail puts a fun spin on margaritas by incorporating beer's bubbly carbonation and slight maltiness. Easy to make in big batches, beergaritas are ideal for parties and barbecues. The sweet limeade balances out the beer's bitterness. Feel free to experiment with different frozen juice concentrates and beer styles. The possibilities are endless with this adaptable summertime sipper!  

Frozen Watermelon Coconut Slushies 

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Transform the minty taste of the mojito into a delightful coconut rum slushie with this fun watermelon coconut slushie recipe that makes two cocktails. Far too tempting to pass up, these slushies are creamier than most thanks to the coconut milk, which pairs wonderfully with the fresh mint and watermelon. 

To make them, start by combining ice, watermelon chunks, white rum, coconut milk, lime juice, mint leaves, and sugar in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into glasses. Top with extra watermelon chunks, mint leaves, and lime wedges. The coconut milk gives these slushies a richer, creamier texture while the fresh watermelon and mint provide bright, refreshing flavours. The result is a fun twist on a mojito that captures the essence of summer in a glass.