- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Servings: 2
- Difficulty Level: Beginner
Colorful and cheap, UV Blue Vodka is a welcome party guest, especially for those who like a sweet rush. The brand offers a variety of its own recipes, but fans of the lively liquor have created their own favorites. UV Blue's raspberry flavor pairs well with lemonade to create a slushy that packs a punch. In a blender, combine ice, vodka, and lemonade and blend until smooth. Pour into two tall glasses and garnish each with a sprig of mint and a couple of raspberries. Slip a lemon slice over the edge of each glass and serve with big, fat straws (those little cocktail straws just won't do). Elevate your cool drink even more with a shot of
, which adds complexity with a hint of orange and spice. If you find it too sweet, squeeze a little fresh lemon into the mix and hit the blender one more time. Turn your slushy purple by replacing 1 cup of ice with 1 cup of frozen
raspberries or strawberries.
Instead of a tall glass, you can serve your slushy in a margarita or martini glass. Cut the fat straws in half or in proportion to the size of the glass. Add a little paper umbrella. Voila! Pretend you're on vacation. Serve with an easy appetizer: place a dollop of sour cream or crème fraîche on a sesame cracker (or cracker of your choice) and top with a fresh raspberry and a small basil leaf.