Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush Recipe

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! 

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 being poured into a clear glass.

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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 2 cups 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.

Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush in a white bowl with a wooden spoon.

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!

Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush being poured into a clear glass.

Pink Lemonade Vodka Slush Recipe

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!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Meggan Hill

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

  • 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. Top with additional soda or sparkling water as desired.

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Notes

My mom's recipe.
Diet soda may be used in place of regular soda

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal
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  1. Jody

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

    1. meggan

      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.

  2. sharon griffith

    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 freezer5 stars

    1. Heather

      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 :)5 stars

    2. meggan

      THAT is pure brilliance Sharon! I love it!

  3. Jen

    Could I use half soda and half sparkling water?

    1. meggan

      Yes, definitely! That’s a great way to cut out some of the sugar.

  4. Dana

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

    1. Terri

      Maybe instead of pop you could add raspberry juice or concentrate or even puree. Or even cranberry juice. Just a thought.

    2. meggan

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

  5. Jody

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

    1. meggan

      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. Wanda

    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?

    1. meggan

      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!

  7. Adam

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

    1. Lily

      I would go with Prosceco as a vodka sub. 

    2. meggan

      I personally would use something sweet like Riesling or Moscato! YUM! Thanks Adam!

  8. Deb

    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!5 stars

  9. Dave

    Vodka:  Second only to pizza as the worlds most perfect food….. :-)5 stars

    1. Cathy

      But only a cup????

    2. meggan

      Maybe instead of topping the slush off with sparkling water or more soda, you should top it off with more vodka. ;) LOL!

    3. meggan

      You and me – on the same page. :) XOXO

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