Cranberry Vodka Slush is cranberry juice, lemon-lime soda, and vodka, frozen into a slush mixture, and served topped with more lemon-lime soda. It’s the perfect Christmas and New Year’s Eve drink to serve at all of your parties! Add my Christmas Punch to your list of alcoholic drinks, too!
Cranberry Vodka Slush
This adult beverage is a holiday drink, but would also be delicious in the summertime, so don’t forget about it. It’s a festive and refreshing drink to serve with a lovely red color from the cranberries. Plus, the lemon-lime soda gives it some carbonation for a few bubbles. Serve it in a large punch bowl with some sugared cranberries on the side and let your guests help themselves! Cheers!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Cranberry Juice: With cranberries being a huge part of the holidays, why not add a Christmas slush recipe to your list of holiday items?
Alcohol: This is definitely a spiked (adult) drink with added vodka to the mix. You can use your favorite brand of vodka. Of course, you could leave that out entirely or substitute it with a non-alcoholic vodka to make this a Christmas Mocktail Recipe.
Does Vodka Freeze?
No, vodka does not freeze, but this recipe will still give you the frozen slush you are hoping for, even with the added vodka. Although pure vodka will not freeze on its own, the ratio of vodka to cranberry juice and soda is just right to pop in the freezer and turn to slush. If you add too much vodka, that could affect the freezing.
Can I Make This Ahead of Time?
Yes! In fact, for the mixture to turn into slush, I recommend giving it plenty of time to be in the freezer, but at least 8 hours before serving.
How to Store Cranberry Vodka Slush
Cranberry Vodka Slush can be stored in the freezer for up to a few months.
Cranberry Vodka Slush
- 4 cups (1,012 g / 1.012 kg) cranberry juice
- 2 bottles (16.9 ounces each) lemon-lime soda, we used Sprite (about 4 cups total)
- 2 cups (445 g) vodka
- 1 cup slush mixture
- lemon-lime soda, for topping
- In a large freezer-safe container with a tight-fitting lid, add cranberry juice, soda, and vodka. Cover with the lid and freeze overnight. (I highly recommend an old, clean, plastic ice cream container or a rectangle/square container.) Be sure to label the container and note it is alcohol.
- Add about 1 cup of slush to a lowball glass.
- Top the glass off with lemon-lime soda (about ¼ cup). Stir and enjoy!
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