Slushie Lemon Ginger Vodka Recipe

This vibrant and icy lemon ginger vodka cocktail is the perfect way to beat the heat on a sweltering summer day. With its zingy citrus flavors, subtle ginger kick, and slushy frozen texture, it’s a thirst-quenching delight that’s sure to impress guests at your next backyard gathering.

The Recip

To make this irresistible frozen cocktail, you’ll first need to create a flavorful lemon ginger syrup base. Simply combine fresh ginger slices, water, and sugar in a saucepan and simmer until the flavors meld.

Once cooled, blend and strain the syrup, then mix in fresh lemon juice and zest. Pour this fragrant mixture into a shallow dish and freeze until solid.

When ready to serve, let the frozen lemon ginger base slightly thaw, then blend it with crushed ice and vodka until achieving a perfectly slushy consistency. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, and you’ve got an instant warm weather treat.

Making it the Best

For maximum flavor, use freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest from ripe, bright yellow lemons. Don’t skip the ginger – its peppery notes beautifully complement the citrus.

When blending, add the ice gradually to reach your desired slushie texture without over-diluting.

To save time, make a big batch of the lemon ginger syrup base ahead and keep it frozen until needed. That way, all you’ll have to do is blend it with ice and vodka for fuss-free cocktails.


Go booze-free by omitting the vodka for a refreshing family-friendly lemonade slushie. Or mix things up by swapping vodka for light rum, adding a splash of triple sec for a lemon ginger margarita twist. For extra zip, muddle fresh ginger into each drink.

Equipment & Ingredients:

Everything you need to craft the perfect lemon ginger vodka cocktails can conveniently be found on Amazon:

  • Blender or frozen drink maker
  • Shallow freezer-safe dish
  • Strainer
  • Citrus zester or microplane
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger for measuring
  • Lemons
  • Fresh ginger
  • Granulated sugar
  • Mint for garnish
  • Vodka

Slushie Lemon Ginger Vodka

A bright, refreshing frozen cocktail with lemon, ginger and vodka flavors – perfect for sipping on hot summer days.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 2


  • 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cup water
  • 1.5 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 8 cups crushed ice
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 8 mint sprigs, for garnish


  • Make the ginger syrup by combining the sliced ginger, water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • Puree the ginger syrup in a blender then strain into a shallow dish to remove solids. Stir in the lemon zest and juice.
  • Cover and freeze the lemon-ginger mixture for at least 4 hours until firm.
  • Let frozen mixture stand for 5 minutes to slightly thaw. Break it into pieces.
  • Working in batches, blend the frozen pieces with crushed ice and vodka until slushy.
  • Pour into glasses and garnish each drink with a mint sprig.


  • Use a spoon to easily peel the ginger skin.
  • The lemon-ginger base can be made up to 1 week ahead and frozen until ready to use.

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