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Hidden Cocktails (Summer Edition): Patriotic Vodka Lemonade Slushies

The Fourth of July never looked so good

With the summer heat bearing down on us, a refreshing drink can be a blessing. It’s important to find the perfect drink to pair with our picnics, backyard barbecues, and beachside adventures. Discovering something that’s delicious, sweet, and refreshing will make you welcome at any summertime hang out. This week we’ve found the Vodka Lemonade Slushies.

Patriotic Vodka Lemonade Slushies
Patriotic Vodka Lemonade Slushies

Vodka lemonade combines our own childhood memories of summer with the maturity of adulthood. Making it red white and blue just gives it that kind of American spirit that makes it perfect for any July 4th celebration.


  • 9 cups of ice
  • 1 cup of grenadine
  • 1 cup of Blue Curacao
  • 1 cup of vodka
  • 1 cup of lemonade
  1. Use a food processor to crush 3 cups of ice and grenadine syrup together. This will end up being the bottom layer so making sure it’s thick is important. (In some cases you may need to add an extra cup of ice)
  2. Use a food processor to crush 3 cups of ice with Blue Curacao together. It will also help if this layer is extra thick too, feel free to use the same trick mentioned on the last step here.
  3. Blend vodka, lemonade, and the remaining 3 cups of ice together until slushy.
  4. Layer the 3 blends with grenadine on the bottom, Blue Curacao in the middle, and the lemonade on top.


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Madeleine Hettich
Madeleine Hettich is a graphic designer, writer, illustrator, and comic book artist. After graduating with a BFA degree (with an emphasis in Visual Communications Design) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer before being hired by GREY. She continues to develop independent illustration and comics projects in her own time. This background gives her a unique perspective when writing about any number of topics.

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