This Boozy Watermelon Frozen Slushie Will Keep You Cool All Summer


There's no better way to celebrate summer than with a refreshing—and a bit boozy—drink in hand. Our favorite festive cocktail for sunny days and warm weather is this watermelon frozen slushie—and the best part is it takes less than five minutes.

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Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
4 cocktails


  • 4 cups frozen, seedless watermelon chunks

  • ½ cup light rum or vodka

  • ¼ cup ice cubes

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 3 tabelspoons simple syrup 


  1. Combine watermelon, rum or vodka, ice, lime juice, orange juice, and simple syrup in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. Adjust sweetener to taste.

  2. Finish off with a decorative lime, watermelon wedge or mint sprig, and a festive, reusable straw.

Chef's Notes

Feel free to swap agave nectar for simple syrup.

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