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Perfect for summer sipping, this alcoholic frozen lemonade is the ultimate warm weather cocktail. It takes only 5 minutes and 4 ingredients (plus ice) to blend together this incredibly easy party pleaser.
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  1. Boozy Frozen Lemonade (Alcoholic Frozen Lemonade Cocktail)
  2. Why We Love This Boozy Frozen Lemonade
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions
  5. How To Make Alcoholic Frozen Lemonade
  6. Tips
  7. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Other Easy Cocktail Recipes
  9. Boozy Frozen Lemonade Recipe

Perfect for summer sipping, this Boozy Frozen Lemonade is the ultimate warm-weather cocktail. It takes only 5 minutes and 4 ingredients (plus ice) to blend together this incredibly easy party pleaser (Alcoholic beverage).

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Boozy Frozen Lemonade (Alcoholic Frozen Lemonade Cocktail)

As the summer heat rises and my internal temperature begins to boil, I long for an adult version of my favorite childhood warm-weather drink. While this alcoholic frozen lemonade is not exactly comparable to an old-time cold glass of water mixed with your standard powdered lemonade mix, it is every bit as cool and refreshing and just as boozily delicious.

This is one of those super quick-to-prep beverages that not only beats the heat, but it is a deliciously sippable hydrating treat. To make your own homemade boozy frozen lemonade, you simply combine fresh lemon juice and sugar with icy lemon sorbet and vodka and blend until slushy. Sweet and tart, creamy and cold, this frozen cocktail has a zesty lemon flavor with the perfectly spiked zing!

There is something I find so delightful about the frozen fusion of vodka and lemonade. This recipe has the perfect balance of flavors–the hard liquor is bolstered by the sweetness and acidity of the lemon sorbet. I think that using sorbet instead of lemonade concentrate gives this drink so much more flavor too. And because lemon sorbet is made from only lemon juice and sugar, it is dairy-free, but with a creamy consistency.

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Why We Love This Boozy Frozen Lemonade

  • Ready in only 5 minutes
  • Tastes like lemonade with a spiked twist
  • Refreshing and cool 
  • Perfect party cocktail 
  • Can easily be made in advance or doubled
  • Dairy-free for adults with dietary restrictions
hand holding frozen lemonade

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Ice
  • Frozen lemon sorbet: Adds the perfect tartness and so much more lemon flavor than lemonade
  • Vodka: The neutral flavor is perfect for highlighting the sweet lemonade taste
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice: I prefer fresh lemon juice because bottled lemon juice is more sour, which will result in needing to use more sweetener.
  • Granulated sugar: Adds sweetness to balance the sour lemon juice
  • Optional: Fresh lemon garnish
alcoholic frozen lemonade

Substitutions

  • Alternate Spirits: If you don’t have vodka, try this same frozen lemonade recipe with equal amounts of rum or tequila.
  • Sweetener: If you prefer another sweetener other than refined sugar, you can try:
    • Honey–pairs perfectly with the tart lemon juice and adds a nice floral flavor to the drink.
    • Stevia–You can use liquid or powder stevia if you are on a low-carb diet.
    • Agave nectar–This is a great option if you are vegan.
  • Flavor Options: Use lime juice instead of lemon juice or even fresh squeezed orange juice would taste great.

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How To Make Alcoholic Frozen Lemonade

Five minutes, a few ingredients, and a blender is all you need to create this refreshing summer cocktail with a subtle booty twist.

  1. Add the ice, lemon sorbet, vodka, lemon juice and sugar to your blender.
    put all ingredients in the blender
  2. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth and no large ice pieces remain.
    Pro Tip: Choose the “smoothie” setting if your blender does not have a “high” speed.
    all ingredients mixed well in the blender
  3. Pour your frozen lemonade into your glass, garnish with a lemon slice and serve immediately. Enjoy!
    alcoholic frozen lemonade in a glass

Tips

  • If you wish to make this frozen lemonade “non-alcoholic” for the kids, you can just omit the vodka and replace it with ¼ cup water.  It will still be delicious!
  • To make this an even easier drink, try substituting the fresh squeezed lemon juice and the sugar for ⅓ cup of good-quality, pre-made, lemonade.
  • To keep your frozen lemonade as cold as possible, place your freezer-safe serving glasses into the freezer for 5-10 minutes prior to filling them with your cocktail.
  • This recipe makes a smaller batch of drinks but can easily be doubled to serve more people.
  • You can easily adapt this recipe to make thicker frozen lemonade that can be eaten with a spoon. Simply use less liquid–the less liquid you use, the thicker it will be.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this frozen lemonade ahead?

You can make this drink ahead and store it in a lidded, freezer safe, glass container.

How do I thaw frozen lemonade prior to serving?

When you are ready to enjoy your frozen lemonade, place it on the counter for 3-5 minutes to begin thawing. Then pour it into your glass to drink.

Is this frozen lemonade kid-friendly?

NO! To make this a kid-friendly drink, simply omit the alcohol and replace it with ¼ cup water.

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5 from 1 vote
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Boozy Frozen Lemonade

Serves — 2
Perfect for summer sipping, this alcoholic frozen lemonade is the ultimate warm weather cocktail. It takes only 5 minutes and 4 ingredients (plus ice) to blend together this incredibly easy party pleaser.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • cups ice
  • 1 cup (½ pint) frozen lemon sorbet
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) vodka good quality
  • cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Optional garnish: slices of fresh lemon

Instructions
 

  • In the container of your blender add the ice, lemon sorbet, vodka, lemon juice and sugar.  Blend on high (or on your blenders ‘smoothie’ setting) for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth and no large ice pieces remain.
  • Pour your frozen lemonade into your glass, garnish with a lemon slice and enjoy.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
You can make this drink ahead and store it in a lidded, freezer safe, glass container.
Tips:
  • If you wish to make this frozen lemonade “non-alcoholic” for the kids, you can just omit the vodka and replace it with ¼ cup water. It will still be delicious!
  • To make this an even easier drink, try substituting the fresh squeezed lemon juice and the sugar for ⅓ cup of good-quality, pre-made, lemonade.
  • To keep your frozen lemonade as cold as possible, place your freezer-safe serving glasses into the freezer for 5-10 minutes prior to filling them with your cocktail.
  • This recipe makes a smaller batch of drinks but can easily be doubled to serve more people.
  • You can easily adapt this recipe to make thicker frozen lemonade that can be eaten with a spoon. Simply use less liquid–the less liquid you use, the thicker it will be.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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