A refreshing Frozen Raspberry Slushie is a delightful cocktail with bursts of natural sweetness of ripe raspberries and offers a revitalizing escape from the scorching heat. With summer in full swing, there’s nothing more relaxing than sipping on a cool and refreshing raspberry slush.
Beat the heat with this easy to prepare special frozen raspberry slushie recipe that will help you enjoy a nice summer day. An alcoholic drink that is not just for warm weather.
Make this a signature drink for a wedding, a traditional family holiday cocktail, or just an “anytime I want a special drink.” This raspberry slush with alcohol is a refreshing freezer beverage with many layers of amazing flavor.
A raspberry lemonade cocktail that is made with raspberry lemonade, orange juice, steeped tea, sugar, fresh raspberries, whiskey, and vodka. A cool adult alcohol beverage that is not a kids drink!
I make a batch of this raspberry lemonade slush, pour into quart sized containers, and store in the freezer until ready to use. This raspberry freezer cocktail can be enjoyed all year round for all those special occasions in your life.
A delicious fresh raspberry taste with no blender needed!! Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or lounging by the pool, this frozen slushie will keep you refreshed and be a hit among friends and family.
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Raspberry Slush Ingredients
This raspberry slush recipe does have a few ingredients to make but it is well worth it! A great frozen cocktail recipe to have in the freezer for those unexpected guests.
- Orange Juice Concentrate
- Frozen Raspberry Lemonade Concentrate
- Sugar, Granulated
- Fresh Raspberries
- Tea bags
- Grapefruit Soda
Learn How To Make Steeped Tea
I like to use black tea, but you can use any tea flavor of your choice. Just remember, whatever flavor tea you use will come through in your final slushie recipe.
When making steeped tea, you are extracting the flavor out of the watered soaked tea bags. Place two cups of warm water in a container.
Remove the paper wrapper from the tea bags. Add the 3 tea bags to the warm water with the string tabs over the edge of the container.
Let the tea bags rest for several minutes to an hour and periodically bounce them up and down in the water to extract as much of the tea flavor into the water as possible.
Before removing the tea bags, gently squeeze out all the water from the bags to extract as much flavor as you can. This tea flavored water is referred to as steeped tea. And will be poured into the raspberry slush recipe.
How to Make Raspberry Slushie
Gather all the ingredients to make your raspberry slush recipe. Using a large container (one gallon or larger), add all the ingredients except the soda.
Don’t forget to add the prepared steeped tea water. With a large spoon, stir to combine all ingredients together and to dissolve the granulated sugar.
How to Freeze the Raspberry Lemonade Slushie
The next step is to freeze the boozy raspberry slush mixture. Allow for the liquid mixture to expand in the freezer containers.
It is recommended to divide the raspberry slush mixture into several freezer containers. I like to divide this slush recipe into 5-quart containers. When it is split into smaller freezable containers, the slush will freeze better and faster.
TIP: The vodka and whiskey tends to settle to the bottom of the gallon container. Make sure to stir the raspberry drink mixture before splitting it into smaller containers.
After you have the raspberry slush with alcohol mixture in freezable containers, don’t forget to label and date each one.
Next, place the containers of alcohol mixture in the freezer and allow to freeze for at least 24 hours. Frozen raspberry slush will hold in the freezer for up to one year.
How to Serve Frozen Raspberry Slushie
To serve the raspberry slushie, gather the frozen slushie mixture, your favorite grapefruit soda or lemon lime soda, and any garnishes that you want.
TIP: DO NOT MIX A LARGE BATCH OF SLUSHIE UP AT A TIME. THIS IS A SINGLE SERVING FROZEN RASPBERRY COCKTAIL!
You want the raspberry slush to be served with frozen slushy pieces in it, not just a liquid drink. Only make and serve single glasses of the raspberry slush. Do not remove the frozen alcohol mixture from the freezer until you are ready to serve the whiskey slush cocktail.
Pick the glassware of your choice. My favorite are these stemless wine glasses! If desired, sugar the rim.
Do this before adding any of the boozy raspberry slush mixture. In the glass, add about 1/3rd of the raspberry slush mixture and top off with 2/3rds of the grapefruit soda pop.
TIP: When the raspberry slushie mixture is frozen, the bottom of the freezer container has more alcohol than the top slushie mixture. Take scoops from the top and the bottom of the freezer container!
Use a spoon to gently stir all together. Place fresh raspberries onto a toothpick garnish, set on top of the glass, and serve immediately with a straw.
Raspberry Slush Garnishes
Orange, Lime, and Lemon Slices
Sugared Glass Rim
Dried Fruit Slices, Orange, Lemon, or Lime
Fresh Raspberry Pieces
How to Store Raspberry Slushies
Store the frozen raspberry slush mixture in the freezer for up to 12 months. Do not mix in the grapefruit soda and then freeze the cocktail.
You will lose the soda pop fizz. The grapefruit soda is only used when you are ready to serve the frozen drink.
Whiskey Raspberry Slushy Substitutions
- If you don’t like the whiskey and vodka alcohol combination, that’s okay! You can add all whiskey or all vodka, instead. Or swap out the whiskey and vodka for some different kinds of alcohol like blue raspberry vodka, coconut rum, raspberry vodka, dark rum, banana liqueur, Malibu rum, raspberry rum, and white rum. Just add equal parts of the alcohol to the raspberry slushy mixture.
- Add different types of diced or mashed fresh fruit before freezing or add the fruit in before serving.
- Swap out the soda for a fruit juice such as cran-raspberry juice, coconut milk, pineapple juice, coconut water, or berry juice.
- Add a splash of grenadine or maraschino cherry juice to the whiskey slush drink as a garnish.
- Use a splash of raspberry puree, raspberry concentrate, or even wine.
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What to Serve with This Frozen Raspberry Cocktail
I like to serve this raspberry lemonade slushie recipe with a great meat and cheese charcuterie board, a slab of smoked BBQ baby back ribs, a smashed burger tower, or Blackstone Pizza Oven pepperoni pizza.
Raspberry Slushies – FAQ
Yes, frozen raspberries work just as well. They are also convenient since you don’t have to worry about them spoiling quickly.
Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and experiment with other fruits like strawberries, blueberries, cherries, mangos, or peaches to create your unique slushie blends.
There are 110 calories in a raspberry slushie cocktail.
Raspberry Slush Recipe
Get the full frozen raspberry cocktail recipe and nutritional information below.
- Orange Juice, frozen concentrate 12 ounces
- Raspberry Lemonade, frozen concentrate 12 ounces
- Sugar, granulated 2 cups
- Fresh Raspberries, Crushed 1 cup
- Water, Divided 9 cups
- Vodka 1 1/2 cup
- Whiskey 1 1/2 cup
- Tea bags 3 each
- Grapefruit Soda 2 liters
- Make the steeped tea recipe by taking 2 cups of hot water and add the tea bags to the water. Let the 3 tea bags steep in the water and bounce them up and down a couple of times. Let the tea bags soak in the water for several minutes. The longer, the better. When ready to make the whiskey raspberry slush, squeeze all the water out of the tea bags. Then, discard the tea bags.
- In a gallon container or larger, add all of the raspberry slush ingredients except the soda. Don't forget to add the steeped tea water.
- Stir the whiskey raspberry slush ingredients well to dissolve the granulated sugar.
- Divide the raspberry slushie mixture into 5-quart sized freezable containers.
- Freeze whiskey slush containers for at least 24 hours.
- To Make the raspberry slush with alcohol add 4 oz of frozen slush mixture to a glass, fill with grapefruit soda, stir and garnish.
- Serve right away while the raspberry mixture is still frozen.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 110Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 0gSugar 16gProtein 0g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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