Boozy lemonade slushies are a fun frozen summer cocktail.
My husband and I stumbled into this little restaurant owned by a southern Italian man. We had been caught in a nasty rainstorm and we were drenched and the only customers in the place. The owner was everything you’d imagine of a man that had been raised in Italy- very friendly, very talkative, and extremely passionate about the food and the liquor he served.
He told us all about how he had grown up outside of Naples prior to coming here and had learned to make alcohol from his grandfather. In Italy he had used to make liquor in his bathtub. Here he still made his own limoncello, but fortunately NOT in his bathtub. We had never had it before and he was appalled. He brought out shots of limoncello and told us it was on him. It was the smoothest tasting liquor I’d ever had. It literally tasted like sunshine and lemons. Just wonderful with no burning at all. Perfect for me as someone who doesn’t drink often.
And this is what these boozy lemonade slushies taste like to me. Sunshine, lemons, and memories of getting caught in rainstorms. Just perfect for any warm weather gathering or sipping cocktails on your patio this summer.
5 min Prep Time
1 hr Cook Time
1 hr, 5 Total Time
- 4 cups of lemonade (2 ice cube trays)
- 2 ounces of lemon vodka
- 1 cup of limoncello
- To garnish
- lemon wedges
- Fill two ice cube trays with lemonade. Freeze until solid. Once frozen, put the ice into a blender with 2 ounce of lemon vodka and 1 cup of limoncello. Blend until smooth.
- Rub a lemon wedge along the rim of the serving glasses and dip the lemony glass rim into sugar to rim with sugar. Fill glass with slushy. Garnish with lemon wedge. Enjoy!