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Strawberry Slush Cocktail

This strawberry slush cocktail recipe is one that I have had for many years!  This strawberry slush cocktail drink is a staple at all of our family gatherings and holiday’s. 

A cool refreshing alcohol drink for the adults to enjoy!  Add a little bit more orange flavor to this whisky slush cocktail by using some of this delicious homemade triple sec recipe.

Strawberry Slush Cocktail topped with a fresh strawberry and mint leaves.
Strawberry Slush Cocktail top

The secret to this cocktail recipe is steeped tea!  

Not sure what steeped tea is?

Steeped tea means to soak tea in water so as to extract its flavor.  Measure out two cups water and take the three tea bags out of their paper wrapper.  

Hang the bags in the water with the string tabs over the edge of the container.  Let sit for several minutes to an hour and occasionally bounce the bags up and down in the water to extract as much of the tea flavor into the water as possible.  

This water is called steeped tea!  

How to Make Strawberry Whiskey Slush

Gather all the ingredients to make the whiskey slush cocktail. In a large container (one gallon or larger), add all the ingredients.

Slush Ingredients
Slush Ingredients

Add this steeped tea water to the rest of the ingredients for the slush cocktail.

Strawberry Slush Cocktail in a large glass jar.
Strawberry Slush Cocktail

Don’t like whiskey?  

You can substitute different alcohol such as rum, vodka, flavored vodka, schnapps, tequila and amaretto. I have also used Pink Lemonade in place of regular lemonade as well as pineapple or cranberry juice.  

Maraschino cherries and/or maraschino cherry juice will give you a little bit of a different taste.  My favorite substitution is Ruby Red Squirt for the grapefruit soda for a little extra flavor.  

I will make a batch up and split it into several quart containers and freeze.  Then when we go to a gathering I will grab a container or two out of the freezer along with some grapefruit soda.

Homemade slush cocktail in plastic quart containers.
Slush containers

This frozen slush drink comes together very quickly, freezes in eight hours and is a great sipping beverage.  This slush can be frozen for up to six months.  

Strawberry Slush Cocktail

Make sure you have plenty for all to enjoy because it will go very fast!

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Strawberry Slush Cocktail -FAQ

Do I need a slushy machine to make a slush cocktail?

No, you do not need a slushy machine to make a slush cocktail. Just the right mix of ingredients along with the right amount of alcohol will result in a perfect slushy cocktail.

Strawberry Slush Cocktail Recipe

For the full recipe and nutrition information, click below.

Yield: 1 gallon

Strawberry Slush Cocktail

Strawberry Slush Cocktail

This Strawberry Slush Cocktail is a cool refreshing alcohol drink for anytime of the year!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes


  • Orange Juice, frozen concentrate 12 oz
  • Lemonaide, frozen concentrate 12 oz
  • Sugar, granulated 2 cups
  • Water 7 cups + 2 cups
  • Vodka 1 1/2 cup
  • Whiskey 1 1/2 cup
  • Tea bags 3 each
  • Strawberries, crushed 2 cups
  • Grapefruit Soda 2 liters


  1. Steep tea - Take 2 cups of hot or room tempatrure water and the 3 tea bags to the water. Let soak and bounce bags up and down in the water a couple of times. Throw away tea bags.
  2. In a gallon container add all of the ingredients including the steeped tea water.
  3. Stir slush well.
  4. Seperate slush liquid into smaller freezable containers.
  5. Freeze containers.
  6. Add 4 oz of slush to a glass, fill with grapefruit soda, stir and garnish.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 107Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 0g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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