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.

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.

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.

This is summer in a glass.

Drinking watermelon and berries and slurping up every last drop.

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

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.

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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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