I was up bright and early to begin making my two slush drinks. They are very easy to make.
I call this one "Christmas Cranberry Slush". It began as these ingredients: I just mixed them all together
and ended up with this wonderful cocktail for people who are not real liquor lovers.
It does have a bit of cranberry pucker power since the only sugar in it is from the jello.
Yes, it has jello powder in it!
Here is the recipe:
Christmas Cranberry Cocktail
1 3 oz. package of cherry jello 1 can of frozen pink lemonade (12 oz) 1 can of frozen orange juice (12 oz) 2 cups of cranberry juice cocktail (I would have used cranberry juice, but I couldn't find it in the store I was in) 3 cups of vodka
I put one cup of water in the microwave for about one minute. Then I mixed in the jello to dissolve. Once dissolved, I added 3 cups of water. I then dumped everything else in that large soup pan and mixed it all together. Once it was all mixed, I poured into a big plastic tub and put it in the freezer. Every few hours I gave it a stir.
Once it's frozen to a slush (probably will take overnight) it's ready to drink. Just fill a nice stemmed glass about a 1/3 full (O.K. the stemmed glass is not really necessary, but to me it makes all the difference-- I can't even drink water unless I have a stemmed glass--it's one of my quirks) and add some clear soda -- 7 up, Vernors, etc. Garnish as desired.
I think the garnish is very important for a party. It makes the drink look so much better.
For my party I will have garnishes all prepared on the picks and stored in the refrigerator.
My second party cocktail is "Tropical Slush". It does not have the holiday colors, but I was afraid that some may not like cranberry so I wanted an alternative to offer.
This one has these ingredients:
Here is the Recipe: 1 bottle of vodka (3 - 4 cups) I used an orange flavored vodka. 1 46 oz bottle of pineapple juice 1 12 oz. can of frozen lemonade 1 can of Cream of Coconut ( I used Coco Lopez)
Mix the cream of coconut milk with the frozen lemonade in a saucepan. Don't be alarmed when it looks all lumpy like this: Just heat it on the stove until the lumps are gone.
Mine were gone before it even came to a boil.
Dump in all the remaining ingredients.
Pour into a freezer container with a cover and freeze until slushy Here are my two freezer containers. I labeled them.
You can serve the Tropical Slush with any clear soda you would like.
When I tested both of them, they were not quite frozen enough and I didn't even mix them with anything. I thought they were great without the mixer.
Here is a little tip: Don't waste money on good vodka. Any cocktail that has jello in it, does not cry out for expensive vodka! :)
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