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Cranberry-Orange Vodka Slush

Years ago, my mother made a rosy and refreshing party drink I’ve never forgotten. The sparkle comes from fruit juices, vodka and lemon lime soda. —Melinda Strable, Ankeny, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    24 servings


  • 9 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen cranberry juice concentrate, partially thawed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, partially thawed
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 8 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled


  • In a 5-qt. bowl, mix water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Stir in juice concentrates and vodka until blended. Transfer to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion; freeze overnight.
  • To serve, place 2/3 cup slush in each glass. Add 1/3 cup soda.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 210 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • nhatalsky
    Jan 25, 2020

    Didn’t make any changes, and this is one of my favorite drink recipes! Perfect for groups and to keep handy in the freezer and enjoy over time. Delicious!!

  • Barb
    Dec 13, 2019

    Did you make it Michael? Curious as well if it. Reds all that sugar. Looks yummy tho!

  • Michael
    Nov 19, 2019

    It's not sweet enough without the two CUPS of sugar?