Tori from The Daily Grommet blog recently asked her favorite hostesses to share their most delicious cocktail recipes – and to my pure and utter delight – ABCD was amongst her list of Hostesses with the Most-esses! I gave my cocktail recipe list a thought for about 0.000001 seconds before I realized “This is where I need to share the magic of the frozen vodka slush.”
Each year, I make a huge batch of frozen vodka slush around Memorial Day. I keep it in the freezer for impromptu entertaining on our roof-top throughout the hot Summer months. I must admit, our guests are always thoroughly impressed when something so delicious is just waiting in the freezer for them and can be enjoyed at a moments notice.
Frozen Vodka Slush
Recipe Notes: Prepare this recipe a day or two in advance so the slush can freeze and be extra delicious when served. You also may want to double the recipe –yes, it’s that tasty– so pick up 2x’s the ingredients when you’re at the market!
8 cups water
3 cups white sugar
juice of 2 lemons
juice of 2 oranges
one 48oz can of pineapple juice
one 12oz can frozen Minute Maid grapefruit juice
one 12oz can of frozen Minute Maid lemonade
26oz Vodka (I prefer Ketel One)
First, make a simple syrup. Boil 8 cups water and stir in 3 cups white sugar. Continue to stir until the sugar incorporates with the water, for about 15 minutes. Let cool.
In a separate bowl, combine the juice of 2 lemons, 2 oranges, 1 48oz can of pineapple juice, 1 12oz can frozen Minute Maid grapefruit juice, 1 12oz can of frozen Minute Maid lemonade and 26oz Vodka.
Once the simple syrup is cooled, add the juice/vodka mix to the syrup. Stir and transfer into an air-tight tupperware container(s) with lid(s). Freeze.
When your guests arrive, stir the slush and fill the glass half-full with frozen vodka slush. Fill the rest of the glass with diet 7-Up. Enjoy!
Oh, and that reminds me of another frozen cocktail I shared here on ABCD Design well over a year ago – I just wouldn’t ever want you to forget about it – It’s been loved and adored by many of my friends over the years: My Frozen Margarita Recipe!