Watermelon Raspberry Slushies

I don’t know what it is about watermelon that I love so much, but every summer I eat my weight in it.

I figured it was about time to start drinking it, too.

Watermelon Raspberry Slushies - Summertime in a glass! Cool, refreshing, and you'll want a refill before you know it!

The refreshing slushies combine two of my favorite summer fruits, watermelon and raspberries.

A bit of lime juice adds a zingy twist. Tart lime juice in contrast with sweet fruit is a nice pairing.

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Watermelon Raspberry Slushies - Summertime in a glass! Cool, refreshing, and you'll want a refill before you know it!

I add raspberry-pomegranate vodka and watermelon schnapps to my slushies, but you can keep them virgin if you’d like. I’d prefer not to.

In advance of blending the drinks, dice and freeze the watermelon for an hour and if you’re using fresh raspberries rather than frozen (I use frozen and save fresh for eating), freeze them, too. That way you’re blending nearly-frozen fruit so you don’t need to add ice which would water down the slushies.

Watermelon Raspberry Slushies - Summertime in a glass! Cool, refreshing, and you'll want a refill before you know it!

This is summer in a glass.

Drinking watermelon and berries and slurping up every last drop.

Watermelon Raspberry Slushies - Summertime in a glass! Cool, refreshing, and you'll want a refill before you know it!

The slushies go down fast, easy, and you’ll want a refill before you know it.

It’s definitely 5 o’clock somewhere.

Watermelon Raspberry Slushies - Summertime in a glass! Cool, refreshing, and you'll want a refill before you know it!

Watermelon Raspberry Slushies

The refreshing slushies combine two of my favorite summer fruits, watermelon and raspberries, and the lime juice adds a zingy twist. I add raspberry-pomegranate vodka and watermelon schnapps, but you can keep them virgin. Freeze the fruit for 1 hour before blending it so you don’t need to add ice which would water down the slushies. The slushies are summertime in a glass. They go down fast, easy, and you’ll want a refill before you know it.

Ingredients:

3 cups diced watermelon, deseeded (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
2 cups raspberries (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
2 shots raspberry pomegranate vodka (or your favorite flavored or unflavored vodka), optional
2 shots raspberry or watermelon schnapps, optional
juice of 1 lime, or to taste
sweetener, optional and to taste (I recommend a liquid sweetener like agave, simple syrup, or a zero-calorie sweetener; granulated sugar may not dissolve entirely)

Directions:

  1. To the canister of a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Divide mixture between two glasses and optionally garnish with fruit. Serve immediately. Extra slushie mixture can be kept in the freezer for up to 1 month by placing freezer-safe glasses inside a large ziplock bag to avoid freezer smells; allow to thaw for about 45 minutes before stirring and serving. If adding alcohol, recipe is intended for those for whom alcohol use is legal and appropriate. Always drink responsibly.
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72 comments on “Watermelon Raspberry Slushies”

  1. I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one! Looks absolutely delicious!

  2. Watermelon and raspberry…mmm what a great combo! I have to try this!

  3. These slushy cocktails are gorgeous Averie!! I have a watermelon cocktail on my blog today too :) Cheers!

  4. These look so awesome and cheery! Love it. Great for the weekend.

  5. You described these perfectly, summer in a glass. I’m pretty sure I also eat my weight in watermelon every summer too, well now I can turn it into a slushy and drink it too! Pinned!

  6. Mmm, this looks so refreshing!! I’d throw some tequila in the mix. Cheers!

  7. I’m kind of obsessed with this! Like I will probably be drinking these every single day

  8. I cannot wait to try this. It has been so hot where I live, so I have been looking for a delicious way to cool down. This sounds absolutely perfect!

  9. Freakin gorgeous girl! Sharing on FB tomorrow – and pinned of course :) Hope you’re having a great start to your weekend!

  10. Hi Averie,

    It has been so hot here and I am so ready for a boozy slushie :) I’ll have to make sure I don’t down both glasses within 5 minutes.

    Such a great and easy recipe. Thanks :D

  11. Can I have about 17 of these right now?? Such a long sleepless weekend — I need all the summer relaxation I can get! ;) Love how healthy these are too, compared to the 7-11 slurpees I grew up chugging. We’d beg my mom to go nearly every afternoon after elementary school because it was just around the corner from school, but she only agreed about every other week. Such a treat, but these would be way better!

  12. Raspberry pomegranate vodka?! YES PLEASE! These would seriously go down so easily.

  13. I could sure go for one of these right about now on a warm summer day like today! These look so yummy. :)
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  14. These are soooo good! I got the link from Buzzfeed and I’m glad I did! Watermelon pucker schnapps and extra lime juice made it extra tasty. Not overly sweet, which I love! Thank you :)

  15. These are so yummy! I had bought a watermelon to make my ‘Tipsy Pops’ and when I saw your recipe and made both! (I grow my own raspberries) I used Ketel One vodka and Midori in mine. Thank you for the recipe.

  16. Can you post the virgin slushie recipe for all your slushies please? Or email them to me?

  17. YUMMMMMM!!!

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