A fun rainbow cocktail recipe perfect for St Patrick’s Day or PRIDE celebrations, this Rainbow Slushy Cocktail is a frozen treat just for grown-ups!
Rainbow Slushy Cocktail Recipe
If you’ve been around Sugar, Spice & Glitter for any length of time, you know that I love my vodka cocktails! It is the perfect spirit to allow me to be creative with my concoctions because the vodka doesn’t interfere with the flavors or color of my cocktail.
When I saw the gorgeous rainbow bottle for the new special edition Smirnoff “Love Wins” campaign ($1 per bottle is being donated to Human Rights Campaigns) I knew I wanted to use it to make some rainbow slushy cocktails! (However, if you miss out on the limited edition bottle, don’t worry – this recipe will work with any vodka… or you could even substitute light rum or tequila if you’re so inclined.)
As I’m writing this post, it’s actually the 2nd anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, and it’s Pride month here in Canada, so I wanted to do something to honor both of those events. So, let’s raise a glass and remember that love wins.
There are so many fun ways to make this rainbow slushy cocktail.
- use crushed up popsicles in each of the rainbow flavors
- use frozen fruit in a variety of rainbow colors – strawberry, orange, pineapple, kiwi, blueberry, and acai
- use drink flavor packets (like Kool-aid or Crystal Light)
I went the easy way and used Kool-Aid packets but the crushed up popsicles (or frozen drink mixes) would be delicious as well.
Tip: I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Vodka needed for this recipe from them.
Ingredients for Rainbow Vodka Slush
- Kool-Aid drink mix <– in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
- Ice cubes
- White Sugar
- Smirnoff No. 21 Love Wins Vodka
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can swap out the drink mix and ice cubes for freezies or popsicles, if desired.
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I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make Rainbow Slushy Cocktails
In a small bowl, add 1 teaspoons of the red colored powder.
Repeat with each colored powder, using a separate bowl for each color.
Add the ice to a large, high-powered blender, followed by the sugar and Smirnoff Vodka.
Blend until a slush forms, then spoon out equal portions into the bowls with the colored powder.
Stir each bowl gently, but quickly, then spoon into glasses to form a rainbow and enjoy responsibly!
Grab your free printable for our rainbow cocktail slushy recipe:
- 6 packets Kool-Aid drink mix (in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
- 9 cups ice cubes
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Love Wins Vodka
- In a small bowl, add 1 teaspoons of the red colored powder.
- Repeat with each colored powder, using a separate bowl for each color.
- Add the ice to a large, high-powered blender, followed by the sugar and Smirnoff Vodka.
- Blend until a slush forms, then spoon out equal portions into the bowls with the colored powder.
- Stir each bowl gently, but quickly, then spoon into glasses to form a rainbow and enjoy responsibly!
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Smirnoff Vodka, 750 ml, 80 Proof
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 697Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 0gSugar: 35gProtein: 0g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This delicious rainbow slushy cocktail is a fun drink to make for just about any summer celebration or even St. Patrick’s Day!