Tropical Peach Pineapple Slushies
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. I just know it.
These slushies go down so easily and are the perfect summer refresher.
Even though they’re a frozen drink, which are prone to being both skimpy on the booze and heavy on the sugary syrups, these are neither.
There’s plenty of booze and no added sugar, a win-win.
I had the pineapple vodka on hand but regular vodka or your favorite flavored vodka from raspberry to citron will work.
The peach schnapps brings out the peachy flavor and peach and pineapple are such a great combo.
You can keep the slushies virgin by replacing the alcohol with pineapple or orange juice, but I prefer not to. I already drink plenty smoothies.
I was going to flood the slushies with grenadine for a sunset-like effect but refrained since I was trying to not add sugar. If you don’t care, flood away. It’ll taste great and look pretty.
Instead I just went with a couple simple maraschino cherries. I love them.
The slushies are perfect for all those ripe, juicy summertime peaches. In advance of making the drinks, I recommend slicing the peaches and pineapple and putting them in a plastic container or Ziplock and freezing. That way you’re blending frozen fruit so you don’t need to add ice, which would water down the slushies.
Or just start off with frozen bagged fruit, which is what I did. Trader Joe’s frozen pineapple chunks never tasted so good.
I happened to make the slushies during a 95F heat wave we were having in San Diego last week and at 11am after this photo shoot was over, it was definitely 5 o’clock in my kitchen.
Make them for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, your next pool party or bbq, or just because. Just think of all the Vitamin C you’ll be getting.
They go down so incredibly easy and will sneak up on you. That’s the point though.
Tropical Peach Pineapple Slushies
There’s no added sugar and plenty of booze in these tropical-tasting slushies. The Malibu lends a tropical vibe, but you can keep the slushies virgin by replacing the alcohol with pineapple or orange juice, at which point you’ll have healthy smoothies. In advance of making the drinks, I recommend slicing the peaches and pineapple and putting them in a plastic container or Ziplock and freezing. That way you’re blending frozen fruit so you don’t need to add ice, which would water down the slushies, or simply use bagged frozen fruit. Make them for your next pool party, bbq, or just because. They go down so incredibly easy.
1 1/2 cups diced peaches (freeze before blending)
1 1/2 cups diced pineapple (freeze before blending)
2 shots Malibu Rum
2 shots pineapple vodka (regular vodka or your favorite flavored vodka may be substituted)
2 shots peach schnapps
grenadine for drizzling, optional
maraschino cherries for garnishing, optional
- To the canister of a blender or food processor, add the fruit, liquors, and blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
- Divide mixture between two glasses and optionally drizzle with grenadine and garnish with cherries. 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 30 minutes before stirring and serving. Recipe is intended for those for whom alcohol use is legal and appropriate. Always drink responsibly.
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