This berry-licsious Boozy Frozen Raspberry Lemonade has everything you could want in a summer cocktail. Made with lemonade, vodka, ice, and raspberries, this drink blends together in seconds and can easily be prepared ahead of time.
Vodka + berries + lemons = summer fun
A refreshing, icy, and Boozy Frozen Raspberry Lemonade was made to be enjoyed under the summer sun. The tart mix of freshly squeezed lemon juice, frozen raspberries, and vodka takes seconds to blend together so the party never stops.
This frozen lemonade cocktail recipe reminds me of all the blended cocktails in Vegas! Thankfully, this drink along with my Mango Margarita and Frozen Mimosa don’t taste as sweet and can all easily be made at home.
Control the balance between tart and sweet by using fresh squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup in this cocktail. Or, if you want to keep it low-maintenance, use bottled juice or storebought lemonade instead! It’s a customizable, laid back drink you can make again and again.
What you need to make frozen raspberry lemonade
I recommend using a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix, when blending up the ingredients. If you don’t have one, just blend the mix a little longer.
Here's what else you'll need:
Vodka is my go-to in frozen lemonade because the flavor is mild and it blends nicely with the other flavors. If it isn’t your thing, feel free to swap it for another clear liquor, like gin or rum.
Frozen cocktails are blended with lots of ice and other flavors, meaning the liquor isn’t usually the star of the show. This is great because you can use a mid-priced vodka and keep the bottle on your bar cart to use in other mixed drinks, like watermelon punch or a bloody mary.
I love to squeeze my own lemon juice for this recipe to get the freshest and bright flavors possible. No judgment if it’s too much work or you don’t have a citrus reamer! Just use a bottle of the pre-squeezed stuff instead.
To make it really easy, swap the lemon juice and simple syrup for storebought lemon juice. This won’t allow you to control the sweetness but it’s a great time-saving solution.
Frozen berries blend up so nicely and will keep your drink extra cold.
Do you only have fresh raspberries? You can use them instead but I recommend popping them in the freezer for an hour or two before blending them with the rest of the ingredients.
This sugar syrup is easy to make at home - all you need is water and sugar! Make a big batch and keep it sealed in a jar in your fridge for weeks. It’s great to have on hand for all sorts of summer cocktails and mocktails.
How to make a frozen vodka lemonade slush
This tart and refreshing cocktail takes only minutes to blend together:
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
Step 2: Blend it all together until the mixture is smooth and slushy.
Make this tasty cocktail any way you like using these helpful recipe tips:
Lemonade is an amazing drink you can play with. Other than raspberries, blueberries and mint is one of my favorite flavor combinations to mix with lemonade. Otherwise, feel free to make this using other kinds of frozen berries, flavored syrups, frozen peaches and pineapple, or with storebought pink lemonade.
Make it ahead of time
The recipe makes two servings but it’s easy to double or triple when you’re serving a crowd.
To prepare it ahead of time, pre-measure the ingredients a few hours or a day beforehand and keep them in your fridge or freezer. The raspberries and ice can be measured and mixed together in a freezer-safe container and the simple syrup can be made weeks in advance.
It's your turn to start blending!
Alright, friend! It's time for you to blend up a batch of this boozy lemonade for your next summer party!
When you do, make sure to leave a comment below so we can hear how much you and your party loved it!
Boozy Frozen Raspberry Lemonade
- ½ cup lemon juice about 4 lemons
- ¼ cup simple syrup
- 3 ounces vodka
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 cups ice
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth.
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