Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush

It only takes 3 ingredients to make this easy Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush! This Midwestern classic is great for the holidays, showers, and cocktail parties! Watch the video below to see how easy it is!

When I was growing up, this is the Vodka Slush my mom always made.

I remember it from neighborhood block parties, bridal showers, Christmas, and that one time we threw a surprise party for my dad. (How old did he turn that year, Mom? I have no idea! I just remember I was equally surprised!)

Pink lemonade vodka slush in a stemless wine glass, and cold lemon-lime soda is being poured into it. The slush has bubbles in it, and is light pink in color. In the background on the right is a ice-cream tub with the pink lemonade vodka slush. It is pictured on an off-white linen background.

One piece of “special equipment” is required, though. You need a 1-gallon ice cream pail!

Let me tell you how easy this Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush is to make.

First, eat all the ice cream in your ice cream pail. (Just kidding! I’m sure you already did that!)

Combine pink lemonade concentrate (the frozen kind, but thawed) with a cup of vodka and a 2-liter bottle of your favorite citrus soda. I love 50/50 (if I can find it), Squirt, or even Sprite. Stir and freeze.

Ice cream tub with the pink lemonade vodka slush. There is a copper serving spoon seeet into in in the upper portion of the tub. It is shot from overhead, and there is a white linen background.

Then, just pull it out and hour or two before you want to serve it. Once it starts to thaw and melt, you can scrape the slush into your glass.

Just top with extra soda and you’re good to go! I’ve also topped mine with carbonated water and it tastes great. So refreshing.

Make this for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, your next birthday, any bridal shower, or even a sassy baby shower. Nothing could be easier to make and your guests are going to love it!

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Pink lemonade vodka slush in a stemless wine glass, and cold lemon-lime soda is being poured into it. The slush has bubbles in it, and is light pink in color. In the background on the right is a ice-cream tub with the pink lemonade vodka slush. It is pictured on an off-white linen background.
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Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush

It only takes 3 ingredients to make this easy Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush! This Midwestern classic is great for the holidays, showers, and cocktail parties!
Cook Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 116 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate thawed
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime soda such as Squirt, 50/50, or Sprite
  • Additional soda or sparkling water for serving

Instructions

  1. In an empty one-gallon ice cream pail, combine lemonade concentrate, vodka, and 2 liter bottle of soda. Chill at least 8 hours, overnight, or up to a month in advance.
  2. Remove from freezer 1 - 2 hours before serving. As the slush melts, it will become easier to scrape and serve.
  3. To serve, add 1 cup slush to a glass. Top with additional soda or sparkling water as desired.

Recipe Notes

My mom's recipe.

Diet soda may be used in place of regular soda

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It only takes 3 ingredients to make this easy Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush! This classic is great for the holidays, showers, and all parties!

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44 comments

  1. Vodka:  Second only to pizza as the worlds most perfect food….. :-)

  2. I haven’t had this drink for many years but it was always popular for showers and other parties. It’s always a crowd pleaser and easy to make!

  3. This looks delicious! If I was to substitute the vodka for wine, what would you use with this?

  4. This looks almost perfect for a baby shower I’m planning. Have you ever done a non-alcoholic version? What did you use to replace the vodka?

    • Hi Wanda, I have never done a non-alcoholic version but its seems like an obvious idea for a baby shower. I think you could just leave out the vodka and you wouldn’t even have to add anything else. Or, you could add more lemonade and soda! Good luck!

  5. My uncle made something like this. I had the recipe but cannot find it. It was so much fun to do. 

    • Jody if you ever find it, or if you can even describe it, I’d love to know more! These kinds of drinks are THE BEST. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. What would be good if you didn’t want to use pop?

    • Hi Dana! I’d use sparkling water. It won’t be a sweet, though, but I think it would still taste good.

  7. Could I use half soda and half sparkling water?

  8. my parents used ice in a blender, vodka and the frozen pink lemonade. …super quick and no need to wait for it to freeze in the freezer

    • THAT is pure brilliance Sharon! I love it!

    • This is great for a serve now thing, but if you’re going to be serving for a party or where people can come back for more the Frozen is better as it doesn’t water down and still taste great when it melts! :)
      We like to add strawberries. Taste like a strawberry limeade from Sonic :)

  9. Could you use Crystal light pink lemonade or does it have to be frozen lemonade?

    • Hi Jody, I’m not sure! I don’t see why it would have to be frozen lemonade concentrate. The texture might be different (frozen concentrate is somewhat syrup, crystal light wouldn’t be) but I think the end result would be basically the same. If you try it, I’d love to hear how it goes for you! Thanks.

  10. Just a suggestion from someone who love to makes slushy cocktails in the summer months. Freeze the mixture in ice cube trays then throw into the blender with a bit of liquid to make the slushy. That way you dont have to defrost the whole batch if you only want to make a few cocktails.

  11. I agree top it with vodka

  12. Make it with frozen limeade and either. Vodka or Tequila! 

  13. Hi , has anyone tried to make this with a flavored vodka? I wonder how it would taste with something fun like a citrus, or vanilla.

    • I haven’t tried, but I definitely will! I’m sure it would be amazing! Endless combination ideas here.

  14. Will 2 gallons freeze over night??

    • It’s closer to a gallon but not quite that much. And yes, it freezes overnight! At least the slightly-under-a-gallon quantity does. But it’s slush, so if it’s a little soft in the middle, that’s okay! I hope this helps!

  15. Which tastes the BEST the squirt or sprite?

  16. Does it have to be concentrated lemonade/ I bought the can one. Is that ok?

    • Hi Jean, is it the can one from the freezer section? That’s the right stuff. That’s concentrated. If you just bought a regular can of lemonade (from the juice section) it will work but the flavor will be diluted. But probably still good, just not as strong/flavorful.

  17. Can you use diet soda?

    • Sure! You definitely can. It wouldn’t have any impact on how it freezes. That’s a good way to cut out sugar! Thanks for the question Donna! I’ll add that to the recipe notes.

  18. I made it and used all Squirt and added and additional 1/2 c of Vodka – just because! It is VERY good.

  19. Does anyone know if this will work in an ice cream machine? I would love to make it at a bbq quickly in an ice cream machine.

  20. Does it need the topper? Could I just put this in ice pop sleeves for a summer party?

    • Hi Wendy, you can top it with more soda, sparkling water, or some intrepid readers just top it with more vodka. :) You can definitely make popsicles out of it! That is the best idea ever! Thank you. :)

  21. I made this for our 4th of July BBQ! I added a little red food coloring to make it a red slushy drink! Still tastes like lemonade but I didn’t think pink went super well with my outdoor table! Thanks for the recipe! Super easy and tasty! 

  22. What about making this with rum instead of vodka?

    • It works! And it’s good. I’ve made it with rum before (when I was out of vodka). Personally I like vodka better than rum, but the rum version is fantastic too. Can’t go wrong!

  23. My mom has done this with whiskey  for years. At every party, they request her famous “whiskey slush!” Since we add a splash of 7-up/sprite when we serve it, we definitely use more alcohol in the mix. So, for this I used 2 cups Vodka.  Yummy! 

    • I actually discussed this with my family when I was home last month – the recipe needs to be 2 cups of vodka. Thank you for reminding me! And yes to whiskey, that’s the best. :) Thanks for visiting!

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