Cranberry-Orange Vodka Slush

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing


24 servings

Updated: Nov. 14, 2023
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


  • 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


  1. In a 5-qt. bowl, mix water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Stir in juice and lemonade concentrates and the vodka until blended. Transfer mixture to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion; freeze overnight.
  2. 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.