A Boozy Blueberry Limeade Slushie is the adult summer drink that you have been waiting for! Refreshing, fun and sooooo delicious! Made with real juice and no concentrate.
I have been absent the past few weeks. Recipe testing didn’t go too well. Failure after failure, but it’s ok. It’s good to take a short break. Also our apartment building had a fumigation. Gas was turned off for a few days. Bryan and I were running around the apartment to get things ready. All edible that is not canned, bottled or factory sealed has to be bagged up. All the large plastic boxes have to left opened, so do all cabinet doors. We went for a little getaway to Santa Barbara during the time. The fumigation went smoothly. The gas got turned back on. I feel refresh and ready to cook and blog again.
This recipe was inspired by a lemonade stand during our getaway. A teenage girl (with mom) was selling lemonade at a stand for a summer writing camp. Bryan was so impressed that someone is interested in writing these days that he bought a lemonade. The lemonade was refreshing, not overly sweet and delicious. I knew I have to make something similar. With adults involved, you know alcohol has to be included.
Because summer is just around the corner, I want to do a frozen drink, boozy blueberry limeade slushie to be exact. To make a good limeade, I started with a syrup. Mix the sugar with the lime zest, so the citrus oil can be absorbed. Then combine with water and cook over the stove to make a syrup. Strain out the lime zest as they will discolor a bit. Next, mix together water, lime juice and syrup. With a little extra taste and look, add fresh lime zest. Pour the limeade into ice cube molds and freeze.
When the limeade is frozen, blend it with some gold rum. There is the base of the blueberry limeade. Next is the blueberry. I used frozen wild blueberries instead of fresh. Frozen berries tend to create a thicker smoothie, and they are much cheaper than fresh ones. Combine a little blueberries with a couple more limeade ice cubes and a little cold water. Blend and pour over the limeade. If you want to, garnish with lime wedges and blueberries. Done! Not only the drink looked stunning, it was FREAKING DELICIOUS! Even when the drink melted, it was a really good limeade. If you are not into alcohol, you can absolutely switch it up for a little bit of water.
You need to try this! You won’t regret it! Cheers!
Boozy Blueberry Limeade Slushie
- 1 cup sugar
- Zest of 2 limes
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups drinking water
- Zest of ½ lime
- ½ cup plus 1½ tablespoons lime juice (5 – 6 limes)
- ¾ cup lime syrup
- 18 limeade ice cubes
- 4½ ounces gold rum
- ¾ frozen blueberries
- 6 limeade ice cubes
- 7 tablespoons cold drinking water
- 1 lime (cut into wedges)
- Blueberries (freeze for 1 hour)
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar and lime zest. Set aside for 10 minutes. Add water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to melt the sugar. Pour the syrup through a sieve into a glass measuring cup. Set aside to cool. Discard the zest. Measure out ¾ cup for the limeade. Save the rest for other uses.
- In a medium pitcher, combine the ingredients for limeade. Taste and adjust if needed. Pour the limeade into 2 ice cube trays. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
- In a blender, add 18 limeade ice cubes and gold rum. Blend well and pour into 3 serving glasses. Keep the glasses in the freezer.
- Add the frozen blueberries, 6 limeade ice cubes, and drinking water into the same blender. Blend until smooth, stirring occasionally if needed. Pour into the glasses. Garnish with lime wedges and blueberries if using. Serve immediately.
- If you want, you can skip the alcohol and replace with a little water.
- You don’t have to make the slushie all at once. The limeade ice cubes can be kept in a freezer for a while. Just transfer them into a freezer bag.
- The limeade slushie taste just as good after it melts.
- For 1 serving, use 6 limeade cubes & 1½ ounces gold rum for the limeade part. Use 2 limeade cubes, ¼ cup frozen blueberries, & 1/8 cup cold drinking water.