5 frozen cocktails to cap off the summer
Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies
Source: Kitchen Treaty
You can make a large batch for your next patio party, or prep it ahead of time to enjoy after work while you sit in the sun. If you like slushies from the corner store and/or strawberry lemonade, you’ll like this. The creator, Kare from Kitchen Treaty, does warn that they are potent, so remember to have some food and switch in some water to stay hydrated.
My Version of Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies
6 – 8 Servings
The recipes calls for putting the whole kit-and-caboodle in the freezer overnight, but I have one of the tiniest freezers known to man (well, except for those laughable shelves that come with mini-fridges). So I couldn’t really do the over-night freezing bit. Instead, I used frozen strawberries and made simple syrup ice cubes.
Simple syrup ice cubes (recipe below)
3 cups frozen strawberries
3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from 6-8 large lemons)
3/4 cup vodka
1/3 cup Cointreau liqueur
Fresh strawberries and lemon slices for garnish, if desired
Put all ingredients (except the garnish, of course) in a blender and mix until completely blended and smooth. Spoon into glasses, add garnish – a strawberry and a lemon slice – and serve with a straw and spoon.
simple syrup ice cubes
Add sugar and 1 cup water to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add remaining 2 cups water. Stir until water is no longer boiling hot. Pour into ice cube trays and set in the freezer overnight.