VODKA SOUR WATERMELON SLUSHIES (2023)

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Vodka Sour Watermelon Slushies. Yes, you read that right. Just wait until you see the ingredients! This good-for-your-soul recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and nostalgic love of chewy candy.

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This blended slushie is a fun cocktail idea and is sure to be the hit of any adult get-together!

Ice-cold and delicious, Vodka Sour Watermelon Slushies are the perfect sour and sweet combination for a hot day. Whip a batch up for a summertime party, game night, or BBQ; with just five minutes of prep, it comes together in almost no time at all.

One word of advice…keep the blender out, just in case!

The star ingredient of these Vodka Sour Watermelon Slushies is Sour Patch Watermelon candies, a sour-then-sweet, watermelon-flavored gummy shaped like cute little watermelon slices.

Adults and kids alike love this fun candy that’s evocative of carefree childhood. What better way to reminisce than to soak them in vodka?

Why this recipe works:

  • Minimal ingredients help this drink super easy to make.
  • Vodka is super simple to infuse and only takes it sitting overnight to do.
  • You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many people you are serving!

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How to make Vodka Watermelon Slushies:

  1. Soak the Sour Patch Watermelons in vodka overnight.
  2. After the Sour Patch Watermelons have soaked, remove them from the vodka.
  3. Add to a blender the watermelon, Sour Patch Watermelon-soaked vodka, sprite, lemonade, ice, and pink food coloring. Blend until everything is incorporated.
  4. Using the lime, rim the glasses. With your glass upside-down, dip the rim in pink sprinkles. Pour the slushy drink in your glass and garnish with limes, or spear a couple of the vodka-soaked Sour Patch Watermelon candies.
  5. Drink up and enjoy!

Infused vodka is SO much fun, especially when it involves your favorite candy, and it’s so easy to do that you’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought of it before.

One of the best parts of this recipe are the extra alcohol-soaked candies you’ll have leftover. Waste not, want not, I always say!

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These Vodka Sour Patch Watermelon Slushies pair beautifully with my BBQ Chicken Nachos and Smoky Chipotle Mexican Street Corn.

If you’re ready to whip up an insanely delicious batch of Vodka Sour Watermelon Slushies, then scroll to the bottom, just above the comments! Otherwise, read on for tips, tricks, and twists on this candy cocktail.

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HELPFUL TOOLS:

Mason jar (or another airtight container)
Strainer
Blender
Glasses
Cocktail picks (optional, but so cute!)

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HOW DO I INFUSE VODKA?

Infusing the vodka is probably the easiest part of this already effortless recipe. Simply place your candies in a mason jar or other airtight container, cover with vodka, and wait for the flavors to develop.

The longer you let them sit, the more sweet and flavorful the vodka will become, so you may want to play around with the infusion time until it’s just right for you. I recommend around eight hours or so. When you’re ready, strain the candies from the vodka and marvel at your creation!

Your candy-infused vodka should last for around six months, so it’s not a bad idea to make a large batch; if you’re planning on hosting a party with Vodka Sour Watermelon Slushies as your signature drink, having the extra will come in handy when you get requests for more!

Garnishing Your Vodka Sour Watermelon Slushies

To garnish the rim of your glass, simply run a slice of lime around the rim and dip the glass upside-down in sprinkles. If you’re feeling *extra* fancy, skewer a couple of sour watermelon candies with a cocktail pick (I like these bamboo knot picks) and balance it on top of the glass!

With pink sprinkles, garnishes of lime, and a couple of watermelon sour patch candies, your fanciful creation will be almost too pretty to drink! (Keyword: ALMOST!)

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Tips & Tricks:

  • To ensure that the slushies are extra cold, you can chop up the watermelon and freeze the chunks well in advance of this recipe (be sure to remove the seeds, first). While you’re at it, freeze your glasses, too!
  • Add the candy to vodka before you go to bed so it infuses while you sleep. Alternatively, you can put them together first thing in the morning to enjoy your beverage later that evening.
  • If you’d like your vodka to be extra sweet, then feel free to double the amount of candy in this recipe.

To make your own colored sugar for garnishing the rim, simply follow these steps:

  1. Put granulated sugar in a jar
  2. Add a drop or two of food coloring
  3. Screw the jar lid on and shake, shake shake!
  4. Repeat until you’ve reached your desired color. It’s that easy!

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TWISTS & ALTERNATIVES:

If sour patch watermelons aren’t your thing, don’t fret. There are more sour patch flavors to try, and other candies too, like jolly ranchers, gummy bears or even bubble gum! Feel free to go wild, here; after all, soaking things in vodka is a common way to make drinking more fun.

This isn’t limited to vodka, either; feel free to try this out with tequila or rum, and let me know how it is!

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Other Cocktail Recipes You’ll Love:

Cherry Limeade Cocktails
Blackberry Apricot Sangria
Strawberry Lemonade Margarita #vivalarita

Other Watermelon Recipes You’ll Love:

Blueberry Glazed Watermelon
Strawberry Watermelon Nerds Popsicles

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Vodka Sour Watermelon Slushies

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Created by Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Course Drinks

Servings 4 servings

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This blended slushie is a fun cocktail idea and is sure to be the hit of any adult get-together! Ice-cold and delicious, Vodka Sour Watermelon Slushies are the perfect sour and sweet combination for a hot day.

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 8 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Sour Patch Watermelons
  • 1 cup Watermelon
  • 1 cup Vodka
  • 1 cup Sprite
  • 1 cup Lemonade
  • 1 cup Ice
  • Slices of lime
  • Pink sprinkles
  • Pink food coloring (optional)

Instructions

  • Soak the Sour Patch Watermelons in vodka overnight.

  • After the Sour Patch Watermelons have soaked, remove them from the vodka.

  • Add to a blender the watermelon, Sour Patch Watermelon-soaked vodka, sprite, lemonade, ice, and pink food coloring. Blend until everything is incorporated.

  • Using the lime, rim the glasses. With your glass upside-down, dip the rim in pink sprinkles. Pour the slushy drink in your glass and garnish with limes, or spear a couple of the vodka-soaked Sour Patch Watermelon candies.

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  • Drink up and enjoy!

Notes

  1. To ensure that the slushies are extra cold, you can chop up the watermelon and freeze the chunks well in advance of this recipe (be sure to remove the seeds, first). While you’re at it, freeze your glasses, too!
  2. Add the candy to vodka before you go to bed so it infuses while you sleep. Alternatively, you can put them together first thing in the morning to enjoy your beverage later that evening.
  3. If you’d like your vodka to be extra sweet, then feel free to double the amount of candy in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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FAQs

What does watermelon vodka mix well with? ›

They're made with fresh watermelon, vodka, lime juice and some optional club soda, sparkling water or even sprite if you want them fizzy and extra sweet. Make a summer spread with these cocktails, homemade Pico de Gallo, a big pasta salad and my lemon pepper salmon.

What flavor goes with watermelon vodka? ›

Vodka watermelon cocktail is the cocktail of summer with a refreshing hint of mint mixed in with the Simply Watermelon, mint and watermelon vodka, triple sec, and a splash of sparkling lemon water. The vodka cocktail is a truly refreshing part of a hot day.

How do you make a vodka infused Sour Patch? ›

Directions. In clean, airtight glass jars (we used mason jars), fill each halfway with Sour Patch Kids. Top with vodka, then seal. Allow to infuse over a week, shaking the jars periodically.

What alcohol is best with watermelon? ›

Any bottle of white wine will work here, but we love it with moscato. Get the Watermelon Sangria recipe. This refreshing spin on a mimosa is especially great for brunch, but also makes a perfect ending to a summer evening.

Does vodka watermelon get you drunk? ›

Can You Get Drunk From Spiked Watermelon? Because the fruit has soaked up alcohol, eating a slice of the spiked watermelon is equivalent to drinking a cocktail and therefore should be consumed in moderation.

Why is my watermelon not soaking up vodka? ›

The process doesn't work well, for obvious reasons: The flesh of the watermelon is a sponge that's already full. Vodka won't shoulder its way into space that's already occupied.

What does Absolut Watermelon go with? ›

With Absolut Watermelon you are nearly there, drink in hand. Just add soda, tonic or coke, serve in a highball glass or bring a pitcher for your friends to enjoy the liquid summer vibes of Absolut.

How long should you let vodka infuse? ›

Allow mixture to infuse for 2-4 days, shaking 1-2 times a day. After vodka is infused, strain out all solids through a cheesecloth and decant into a fresh bottle or jar.

How long can fruit stay in infused vodka? ›

As a general rule of thumb, 3-5 days is the perfect amount for most infusions. And don't worry - even if you're using fresh fruit, you don't have to worry about anything going bad. The alcohol prevents any mold from growing on the fruit, so even after you strain it, you can keep it for years.

How long does vodka need to infuse for? ›

Add the infusion ingredients to your jar, fill with vodka, and cover tightly. Store on the countertop for anywhere from 3-7 days. The alcohol will preserve any fruits or veggies that should typically be stored in the fridge.

Can I freeze watermelon juice? ›

Another option is to freeze watermelon juice. Simply blend chunks of watermelon (no seeds, of course) in a blender and place in an airtight container, leaving an inch or so of space at the top for expansion. The juice should keep for about two months and can be flavored or enjoyed on its own.

Is watermelon good after alcohol? ›

Watermelon:Alcohol can deplete your body of the nutrients it needs and watermelon is almost a sure shot way of replenishing the lost nutrients. Low blood sugar levels, can have you feeling weak and unsteady – all the more reason for you to eat a watermelon, which is rich in fructose content.

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1. Spirytus Stawski (96% Alcohol) With suicidal 96% ABV, Spirytus is world's most strongest and potent liquor. Said to have a gentle smell and mild taste, it is made from premium ethyl alcohol with a grain base.

Does vodka get you drunk faster than beer? ›

Yes, hard liquor has a higher alcohol content than beer. But as long as you're drinking them at the same speed, a shot of liquor in a mixer should give you the same buzz as a 12-ounce beer. Shots tend to get people more drunk because they take them more quickly than they would drink a beer or a glass of wine.

What mixes good with flavored vodka? ›

Raspberry and lemon are great friends and Orange and Pomegranate go great with ginger or anything dry and spicy. Try: Esker Scottish Raspberry Vodka with Summer House Drinks “Misty Lemonade” and fresh lemon & raspberries to garnish. Esker Orange & Pomegranate Vodka, with Fever-Tree Ginger Ale and orange peel to garnish.

What fruits pair well with vodka? ›

Here are our favorites fresh fruit vodka infusions:
  • Strawberries + Basil.
  • Cranberries + Lime.
  • Blueberries + Lemon.
  • Grapefruit + Ginger.
  • Pomegranate Arils + Lime.
  • Pineapple + Coconut.
  • Peach + Basil.
  • Papaya + Orange + Mango.
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What is the healthiest drink to mix with vodka? ›

The good news is that simple soda water (also known as club soda) is an easy alternative. Since it's nothing but carbonated water, it's hands down the healthiest mixer for vodka.

What fruit flavor goes best with watermelon? ›

What fruit goes well with watermelon? Strawberries, banana, mango, pineapple, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, tomato, blackberry, peaches, plums, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, orange, pomegranate, apple, red grapes, green grapes, pears, grapefruit, and kiwi are the fruits that pair well.

What does viagra and watermelon have in common? ›

Watermelons contain an ingredient called citrulline that can trigger production of a compound that helps relax the body's blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra, said scientists in Texas, one of the nation's top producers of the seedless variety.

What happens when you mix watermelon and lemon? ›

Eating watermelon with lemon definitely increases the amount of vitamin C, present in both fruits. In addition, a 11 oz slice of watermelon contains about 45 calories, while 4 oz lemon juice contains only 6 calories. It's therefore an excellent combination for summer diets, to preferably be eaten on an empty stomach.

What juice does GREY goose go with? ›

Topped with soda and a hint of lime, this cocktail is one of the simplest and most refreshing ways to enjoy the fresh and harmonious notes of GREY GOOSE® Vodka.
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Ingredients.
1 ½ ozGREY GOOSE® Vodka
2 ozPink Grapefruit Juice
1 ozCranberry Juice
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Is Absolut Watermelon vodka sweet? ›

Product description. Bringing you that watermelon sweetness with zero added sugar, Absolut Watermelon is without a doubt our new summer favorite. The refreshing taste of sweet watermelon makes it an easy-to-mix must have, perfect for backyard parties or front porch chilling alike.

Is watermelon good with alcohol? ›

Watermelon:Alcohol can deplete your body of the nutrients it needs and watermelon is almost a sure shot way of replenishing the lost nutrients. Low blood sugar levels, can have you feeling weak and unsteady – all the more reason for you to eat a watermelon, which is rich in fructose content.

What should you not mix vodka with? ›

Stop the Jagger Bomb's nasty effect! Research says that drinking clear booze like gin, white wine, and vodka mixed with darker ones like brandy, whiskey, or rum can cause your stomach to become very irritated. Better decide on one, it's not that hard.

How many shots of vodka does it take to get drunk? ›

10%, which is above the legal limit to drive. This means: an average 170lb woman becomes drunk after around 4 shots of vodka. an average 200lb man becomes drunk after around 6 shots of vodka.

What is the most popular drink with vodka? ›

The vodka soda is one of the most popular vodka cocktails. It is a mix of vodka and soda water, and you can garnish a vodka soda with a lime slice or a cherry.

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