This 3 Ingredient Watermelon Vodka Slush recipe is the perfect way to showcase all that juicy watermelon of the summer season. Frozen watermelon, watermelon juice, and a little vodka are all you need to create this delicious summer cocktail.
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Don’t laugh, but I think I might go down in writing and say this 3 ingredient watermelon vodka slush is my favorite Thirsty Thursday cocktail thus far. I say don’t laugh because if you’ve been following along with this series you know that I pretty much say the same thing each and every week.
But I’m not exaggerating, this summer cocktail idea is literally the most refreshing drink I’ve made in a long time. It’s really the perfect combination of sweetness and booze! Neither is overwhelming in this drink recipe which makes for the absolute best drink combo ever.
The inspiration for this delicious cocktail came from a purchase I made earlier this week at Trader Joe’s. I haven’t made a trip to Trader Joe’s since March due to the pandemic and I was literally bursting at the seams to get my hands on some Trader Joe’s flowers!
Besides flowers, I have quite a few staple items I like to buy at Trader Joe’s on my typical bi-weekly or monthly visits (AKA orange mandarin chicken, vegetable fried rice, cauliflower gnocchi). I equally enjoy visiting Trader Joe’s for all the seasonal items they stock and rotate throughout the year.
It’s always fun to see the new displays featuring the products of the season. For the summer season, we snagged some lobster fruit gummies, patio potato chips, ingredients to make this Greek Cucumber Salad, and an array of summer fruit-flavored yogurts. Yummy!
My favorite summer pick from Trader Joe’s, and the true star of this watermelon vodka slush recipe, was a container of watermelon cucumber juice I picked up. Just the flavor combination alone screamed refreshing to me and I knew I had to get it. So I did!
All I can say is it’s absolutely delicious and the perfect mixer for all your summer cocktails. I can promise you I will be trying it in all kinds of cocktails in these upcoming months. I might need to grab a couple more containers of it next time I visit Trader Joe’s. Just in case, you know…
For the record, the watermelon cucumber juice is delicious just on its very own. My son Zach has been enjoying it in the afternoons when he’s done spending time on the lake riding the jet ski. You’ve got to love that lake life! Yes, I know we’re spoiled here.
And so you know, you can easily leave out the vodka in this recipe for a mocktail version of this cocktail for the kiddos, preggos, or those who just don’t care much for alcohol. It will be equally as scrumptious. I can most definitely promise you that!
If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, you can absolutely still make this cocktail with no problem. Tropicana and Simply brands both make a watermelon juice that can be found in the refrigerator section of your grocery store. It’s right by the OJ!
In terms of this summer cocktail, my biggest piece of advice to you when creating it is to make sure all your ingredients are extremely cold. The recipe already calls for frozen watermelon, but I also suggest you put your vodka and watermelon juice in the freezer for an extra icy cocktail. Having all your ingredients properly chilled will make for the perfect drink!
You’ll also notice that I pulled out my Ninja blender to whip up this summer cocktail recipe. I’m seriously addicted to this blender and use it every single day for smoothies and protein shakes. I love how it has a larger container and then smaller ones to use for individual shakes and drinks. It really is the best blender I’ve owned.
Whether you use a Ninja blender like mine or another blender of your choosing, I recommend pulsing your cocktail just a few times for the best results. This will break up the frozen watermelon just enough to create that slushy like consistency. Yummy!
3 Ingredient Watermelon Vodka Slush
1 cup of frozen watermelon, ½ cup watermelon cucumber juice (or watermelon juice), 2 oz. or 1/4 cup vodka (I used Tito’s), additional frozen watermelon for garnish
Add a cup of frozen watermelon into your blender. A cup of frozen watermelon is equivalent to about 4 or 5 watermelon chunks.
Measure a ½ cup of watermelon cucumber juice and add it into your mixer with the frozen watermelon.
Measure out your ¼ cup/2 ounces of vodka and pour it into your mixer with the two other ingredients.
Put the top on your mixer.
Pulse just a few times to break up the frozen watermelon into a slushy-like consistency.
Pour into a glass and add a few additional pieces of frozen watermelon as a garnish.
I’ve been making cocktails on a weekly basis for months now and none of them, until this one, had me taking 3 hearty sips during my video-demonstration. You can see what I’m talking about in the YouTube video I attached below. I took that first sip of this 3 ingredient watermelon vodka slush and had to go back for seconds and then thirds!
You’ll most definitely want to give this watermelon vodka slush a try this summer. I can promise you it’s worth pulling your blender out for. Enjoy my friends and cheers to sunshine, lake days, and an abundance of family time!
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- 1 cup of frozen watermelon, ½ cup watermelon cucumber juice (or watermelon juice), 2 oz. or 1/4 cup vodka (I used Tito’s), additional frozen watermelon for garnish
- Add a cup of frozen watermelon into your blender. A cup of frozen watermelon is equivalent to about 4 or 5 watermelon chunks.
- Measure a ½ cup of watermelon cucumber juice and add it into your mixer with the frozen watermelon.
- Measure out your ¼ cup/2 ounces of vodka and pour it into your mixer with the two other ingredients.
- Put the top on your mixer and pulse just a few times to break up the frozen watermelon into a slushy-like consistency.
- Pour into a glass and add a few additional pieces of frozen watermelon as a garnish.
You can replace the Trader Joe's watermelon cucumber juice with Tropicana or Simply watermelon juice found next to the OJ in your grocery store.