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Watermelon Vodka Cocktail Slushies – fresh watermelon blended with watermelon sour patch infused vodka, lemonade, sprite, and more! This is one slushie you can sip on all summer long.

watermelon vodka cocktail in glasses

This blended slushie is a fun watermelon vodka cocktail idea and will surely be the hit of any adult get-together! With fresh flavors they are perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day; summery cocktails are my favorite!

Served in a cocktail glass, ice-cold and delicious, our vodka watermelon cocktail- the perfect sour and sweet combination for a hot day. Whip a batch up for a summertime party, game night, or BBQ; with just five minutes of prep, it comes together in almost no time.

One word of advice…keep the blender out, just in case! You will need to keep whipping up batches of this refreshing watermelon vodka cocktail.

The star ingredient of this perfect cocktail is the sour patch watermelon candies, a sour-then-sweet, watermelon-flavored gummy shaped like cute little watermelon slices.

Adults and kids alike love this fun candy that’s evocative of carefree childhood. What better way to reminisce than to soak them in vodka? HA!

Infused vodka is SO much fun, especially when it involves your favorite candy, and it’s so easy to do that you’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought of it before. Seriously, the perfect summer drink.

One of the best parts of this recipe are the extra alcohol-soaked candies you’ll have leftover. Waste not, want not, I always say!

If you’re ready to whip up an insanely delicious batch, scroll to the bottom, just above the comments for the recipe for this Watermelon Vodka Cocktail! Otherwise, read on for tips, tricks, and twists on this delicious cocktail.

Some of our other favorite drinks on our site include: Prosecco Melon Cocktails Recipe with Watermelon Syrup, Vodka Cranberry Recipe (Classic Cape Codder Cocktail), and Kiss On The Lips Drink (Best Mango Cocktail Recipe).

watermelon vodka cocktail in glasses

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Minimal simple ingredients help make this drink super easy to make – use ripe watermelon for the best flavor.
  2. Vodka is super simple to infuse and only takes it sitting overnight to do, you’ll have a custom refreshing cocktail in no time.
  3. You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many people you are serving!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Sour Patch Watermelons
  • Fresh Watermelon
  • Vodka
  • Sprite
  • Lemonade
  • Ice cubes
  • Pink sugar sprinkles
  • Pink food coloring (optional)
ingredients needed to make watermelon vodka cocktail

HOW TO MAKE WATERMELON VODKA COCKTAIL:

  1. Soak the Sour Patch Watermelons in the vodka overnight.
  2. After the Sour Patch Watermelons have soaked, remove them from the vodka and save them for garnishes.
  3. Add the cubed watermelon, Sour Patch Watermelon-soaked vodka, sprite, lemonade, ice, and pink food coloring (if using) to a blender. Blend until everything is incorporated.
  4. Using the lime, rim the glasses. With your glass upside-down, dip the rim in pink sprinkles (or into granulated sugar).
  5. Pour the slushy drink into your glass and garnish with limes, or spear a couple of the vodka-soaked Sour Patch Watermelon candies. Serve immediately.
watermelon vodka cocktail in glasses

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

HELPFUL TOOLS:

Mason jar (or another airtight container)
Strainer
Blender
Glasses
Cocktail picks (optional, but so cute!)

HOW DO I INFUSE VODKA?

For best results, use high-quality vodka.

Infusing the vodka is probably the easiest part of this already effortless recipe. Simply place your candies in a mason jar or other airtight container, cover with vodka, and wait for the flavors to develop.

The longer you let them sit, the more sweet and flavorful the vodka will become, so you may want to play around with the infusion time until it’s just right for you. I recommend around eight hours or so.

When you’re ready, strain the candies from the vodka and marvel at your creation!

Your candy-infused vodka should last for around six months, so it’s not a bad idea to make a large batch; if you’re planning on hosting a party with this watermelon vodka drink as your signature drink, having the extra will come in handy when you get requests for more!

ingredients needed to make infused vodka for watermelon vodka cocktails

WHAT GARNISHES CAN I USE?

To garnish the rim of your glass, simply run a slice of lime around the rim and dip the glass upside-down in sprinkles.

If you’re feeling *extra* fancy, skewer a couple of sour watermelon candies with a cocktail pick (I like these bamboo knot picks) and balance it on top of the glass!

With pink sugar sprinkles, garnishes of lime, and a couple of watermelon sour patch candies, your fanciful creation will be almost too pretty to drink! (Keyword: ALMOST! your taste buds will thank you later!)

Some other garnish ideas:

  • Watermelon slice, watermelon chunks, or watermelon wedge
  • Fresh mint, mint leaves, or mint sprig
  • Lime wheel

To make your own colored sugar for garnishing the rim, follow these steps:

  1. Put granulated sugar in a jar
  2. Add a drop or two of food coloring of your choice.
  3. Screw the jar lid on and shake, shake, shake!
  4. Repeat until you’ve reached your desired color. It’s that easy!

TWISTS & ALTERNATIVES:

If sour patch watermelons aren’t your thing, don’t fret. There are more sour patch flavors and other candies, like jolly ranchers, gummy bears or even bubble gum!

Feel free to go wild, here; after all, soaking things in vodka is a common way to make drinking more fun.

This isn’t limited to vodka, either; feel free to try this out with tequila or rum, and let me know how it is!

Some other spirits and liquids that would go well in this watermelon vodka cocktail recipe:

  • club soda
  • triple sec or orange liqueur
  • fresh lime juice
  • lemon juice
  • soda water
  • white rum
  • cranberry juice
  • orange juice
  • a touch of simple syrup for extra sweetness
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HOW TO STORE:

These need to be enjoyed immediately, any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator but they will melt.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • To ensure that the slushies are extra cold, you can chop up the watermelon and freeze the chunks well in advance of this recipe (be sure to remove the seeds, first). While you’re at it, freeze your glasses, too!
  • Add the candy to vodka before you go to bed so it infuses while you sleep. Alternatively, you can put them together first thing in the morning to enjoy your beverage later that evening.
  • If you’d like your vodka to be extra sweet, then feel free to double the amount of candy in this recipe.
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5 from 4 votes

Fresh Watermelon Vodka Cocktail Slushies

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 hours 5 minutes
Watermelon Vodka Cocktail Slushies – fresh watermelon blended with watermelon sour patch infused vodka, lemonade, sprite, and more! This is one slushie you can sip on all summer long.
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Soak the Sour Patch Watermelons in the vodka overnight.
    1/4 cup Sour Patch Watermelons, 1 cup Vodka
  • After the Sour Patch Watermelons have soaked, remove them from the vodka and save them for garnishes.
  • Add the cubed watermelon, Sour Patch Watermelon-soaked vodka, sprite, lemonade, ice, and pink food coloring (if using) to a blender. Blend until everything is incorporated.
    1 cup Watermelon, 1 cup Sprite, 1 cup Lemonade, 1 cup Ice
  • Using the lime, rim the glasses. With your glass upside-down, dip the rim in pink sprinkles (or into granulated sugar).
    Slices of lime, Pink sprinkles
  • Pour the slushy drink into your glass and garnish with limes, or spear a couple of the vodka-soaked Sour Patch Watermelon candies. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. To ensure that the slushies are extra cold, you can chop up the watermelon and freeze the chunks well in advance of this recipe (be sure to remove the seeds, first). While you’re at it, freeze your glasses, too!
  2. Add the candy to vodka before you go to bed so it infuses while you sleep. Alternatively, you can put them together first thing in the morning to enjoy your beverage later that evening.
  3. If you’d like your vodka to be extra sweet, then feel free to double the amount of candy in this recipe.
Nutrition is not calculated with additional garnishes.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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Originally posted July 5th, 2020

Updated with post information August 2023

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