Refreshing and sweetly tart, Lemonade is always a favorite summer beverage. Why not ratchet up it’s yum appeal by blending it with berries, freezing it, and splashing in a little vodka? Let me show you how!
Summer with its warm-weather activities and celebrations is right around the corner. Along with all of that fun in the sun, come big cravings for tasty, cold drinks. Everyone wants a sweet, icy concoction that refreshes and satisfies.
Whether you’re into adding alcohol or not, this Boozy Frozen Lemonade is the perfect adaptable recipe for making something fruity and delicious to quench your thirst and share with your favorite people.
Make a pretty tray of them for your next party or just whip up a couple for a lazy afternoon in the shade with a friend. Sans the vodka, kids will love this drink and beg for more. Hey, so will adults!
Boozy Frozen Lemonade Ingredient Spotlight
It will be easy to remember the shopping list for this frozen lemonade recipe. No matter what twist you choose to put on it, the list will be very short. Most supermarkets carry everything you need. It’s possible you have some or all of them already!
Lemonade- Whether you make it, from scratch with fresh lemons or buy it already made in a jug, you’ll need a great tasting lemonade. It’s the main ingredient here! Feel free to substitute limeade if you prefer its flavor. It will be super delicious too.
Lemon Vodka- This ingredient is what turns your frozen lemonade from a frosty treat into an adult beverage called Boozy Frozen Lemonade. It should be easy to locate in places where alcoholic beverages are sold. If you’re doing the limeade version of this recipe then you’ll want to purchase lime vodka instead.
Strawberry Puree- You can make your own by pureeing strawberries and little sugar or honey in your food processor. To super simplify things, buy non alcoholic daiquiri mix or strawberry Margarita mix.
Ice- You have to have ice or this recipe will not turn into Boozy Frozen Lemonade! Sorry, there are no substitutions. Make sure the cubes or chunks are not too big or difficult for the power ability of your blender. Some blenders perform better if you add ice a piece or two at a time. A high-speed blender, like a Vita Mix can handle all of the ice at once.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Boozy Frozen Lemonade
Step 1 - Pour a ¼ Cup of Strawberry Purée into the bottom of each of your glasses. Set aside.
Step 2 - Place ice, lemon vodka and lemonade into blender
Step 3 - Secure lid and blend on high until smooth
Step 4 - Pour blended mixture into glasses, on top of strawberry puree, distributing evenly
Step 5 - Cut a small slit in the bottom of two whole, fresh strawberries and roll in granulated sugar. Using the slit, slide a berry onto the top rim of each glass. So pretty! Add a straw and enjoy!
Get ready for icy, sweet and satisfying deliciousness. Stock up on supplies because you’ll want to make this easy peasy Boozy Frozen Lemonade over and over!
- Frosty and sweet and ready in minutes
- Only a few easy steps
- Simple ingredients you can buy right now
- Adaptable for adults and kids
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Add extra fun and yum to your frozen lemonade drinks with these cool ideas!
Mix up your berries
For delicious variety try different pureed berries like ripe, juicy raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries or even cherries. You’re not limited to berries either. Fresh or frozen mango chunks will add a tasty tropical twist to your frozen lemonade too!
Give your drink a little more kick
Want some extra kick and flavor? Add a dab of Strawberry Vodka to each glass before pouring in your Lemonade mixture.
Thicker or thinner, make it just the way you want
If your lemonade mixture is too thin, you can easily blend in more ice. If it’s too thick, splash in a bit more lemonade until you have it just right.
Streamline your preparation with ready-made ingredients
You should be able to locate strawberry puree in the grocery store. I’ve also had good results with non-alcoholic strawberry daiquiri mix. Non-alcoholic strawberry margarita mix works great too. Chill in the fridge ahead of time. Of course, the freshest option is to puree whole berries or other fruit up in a food processor. If the puree is too tart add about ½ teaspoon sugar, honey or maple syrup to sweeten it up!
Boozy Frozen Lemonade FAQs
Ok, so this recipe falls into the category I like to refer to as recreational vegan fare. Yes,it is vegan, as no animal products are included and berries/fruit are mega healthy, so there is that, but Vodka is not a health food and neither is sugar. So just know that you’re enjoying this treat for fun and not nutritional reasons.
Frozen fruit and berries are awesome for this frozen lemonade. Thaw them for around a half an hour at room temperature until they’re slightly softened before you try to puree them.
If you have any leftover mix in the blender you can easily store it in the freezer for an hour or so without it freezing up solid. If it does get too hard just allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes or until slushy before serving. Since my whole blender doesn’t fit into my freezer, I like to pour it into a ziploc bag and store it that way.
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Now that you know how to easy it is to make this boozy frozen lemonade recipe, please give it a star rating below and comment letting me know how it turned out for you.
Boozy Frozen Lemonade
- 1 ½ cups lemonade
- ½ cup lemon vodka
- ½ cup strawberry puree divided
- 3-4 cups of ice
- 2 strawberries
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Pour a ¼ Cup of Strawberry Purée into the bottom of each of your glasses. Set Aside
- Place your ice in the blender
- Add the lemon vodka to the blender and then the lemonade
- Secure lid and blend on high until smooth.
- Pour blended mixture right into glass on top of strawberry puree. Repeat for other glass as well, evenly distributing it.
- Cut a small slit in each strawberry at the bottom so that it will right on the top edge of the glass. Dip each strawberry into granulated sugar. Place one strawberry on the edge of each glass, add a straw, and enjoy.
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