You need just 3 ingredients to make this easy Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush. Share this refreshing Midwestern classic cocktail recipe at holiday gatherings, showers, and parties.

Pink lemonade vodka slush in a short clear glass.

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

I wasn’t drinking it of course, but I remember it from neighborhood block parties, bridal showers, Christmas, and that one time we threw a surprise party for my Dad. It’s a breeze to make and so fun and fruity!

Just one piece of “special equipment” is required: a 1-gallon ice cream pail.

Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for pink lemonade vodka slush.

Ingredient notes

  • Frozen pink lemonade concentrate: If you prefer a yellow slush, feel free to use regular lemonade concentrate. The flavor is equally delicious either way.
  • Citrus soda: Canfield’s 50/50 is my top choice, but Squirt, Sprite, or Fresca work too (If you like the taste of diet or zero sugar sodas, they work here).

Step-by-step instructions

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

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 12 cups slush. Each serving is 1-cup slush plus soda to top.
  • Storage: Store in a freezer safe, airtight container in the freezer.
  • Make ahead: Since it’s designed to be prepped in advance, this cocktail recipe is a busy host’s dream. Complete step 1 and 2, then freeze the slush recipe for up to 1 month.
  • Alternate spirits: If you don’t have or don’t love vodka, try this same slush recipe with an equal amount of rum or tequila.

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Pink lemonade vodka slush in a short clear glass.

Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush

You need just 3 ingredients to make this easy classic Midwestern cocktail recipe that's ideal to serve at holiday gatherings, showers, and parties.
4.97 from 30 votes
Cook Time 8 hrs 5 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
Servings 12 servings (1 cup each)
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 216

Ingredients 

  • 1 (12 ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate thawed (see note 1)
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle citrus soda (see note 2)

Instructions 

  • 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.
  • Remove from freezer 1 – 2 hours before serving. As the slush melts, it will become easier to scrape and serve.
  • To serve, add 1 cup slush to a glass (a ladle works well). Top with additional soda as desired.

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Notes

  1. Frozen pink lemonade concentrate: If you prefer a yellow slush, feel free to use regular lemonade concentrate. The flavor is equally delicious either way.
  2. Citrus soda: Canfield’s 50/50 is my top choice, but Squirt, Sprite, or Fresca work too (If you like the taste of diet or zero sugar sodas, they work here).
  3. Yield: This recipe makes 12 cups slush. Each serving is 1-cup slush plus soda to top.
  4. Storage: Store in a freezer safe, airtight container in the freezer.
  5. Make ahead: Since it’s designed to be prepped in advance, this cocktail recipe is a busy host’s dream. Complete step 1 and 2, then freeze the slush recipe for up to 1 month.
  6. Alternate spirits: If you don’t have or don’t love vodka, try this same slush recipe with an equal amount of rum or tequila.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 19mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I decided to try this recipe for our Christmas Eve party but decided to taste it last night with my hubby and OMG….we already drank 3/4 of the pail…I have to make another batch tonight so we can hopefully make it to Christmas Eve. Let’s just say this was by far the best slush I have had in a long time. I’m a 3 ingredients kinda girl and this slush did NOT disappoint at all. Thank you for this recipe.5 stars

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