This post was originally published here July 18, 2014. I’ve since updated the text and photographs. These adult slushies are the best way to stay cool. I hope you try them!
OK it’s time for my yearly rant. You ready?
IT’S STILL SUMMER!!!
No pumpkin. No Halloween candy. No. No. No.
I almost fully lost my mind last week when I spotted an entire aisle of Halloween candy at the grocery store on the first day of August. Seriously. That’s insane. We all need to take a breath and pump the brakes.
So today, and for the rest of the Summer, I’m going to be bringing you fresh, vibrant recipes that celebrate all the gorgeous fruits and vegetables that the season has to offer. And there are A LOT of offerings right now (= cue produce anxiety). Everything seems to be “in” at the markets. And I’m prepared to tackle it all. I hope you’re with me.
Also, I’m bringing you boozy slushies. Have I won you over yet?
Watermelon is a mainstay in my refrigerator this time of year. When it’s really hot, it’s one of the few foods that I actually want to eat. Nothing tastes better on a 90 degree day than a big, juicy slice of watermelon. Well, expect maybe one of these Watermelon Limoncello Prosecco Slushies!
These Watermelon Limoncello Prosecco Slushies are just the thing for these dog days of Summer. They will cool you right down. And they will have you feeling pretty darn good (from both the cooling refreshment AND the alcohol!) REAL quick. They are such a fun and festive cocktail to serve up at a small, casual gathering. Personally, I like to enjoy mine while basking in the glow of the late Summer sun.
Now doesn’t that sound like a good time? I think it’s a MUCH better activity than say, carving pumpkins or trick-or-treating.
To get the proper slush-like texture, you do need to freeze the watermelon before adding it to your blender. So be sure to factor in enough time for that. Other than that, these cocktails are a breeze to make. I think you’ll be hooked after one sip!
Watermelon Limoncello Prosecco Slushies
- 4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
- 1 cup ice
- 1-2 tsp. granulated sugar, optional
- 3/4 cups limoncello, chilled
- 3/4 cups Prosecco, chilled
- Lemon slices, for garnish
- Fresh mint, for garnish
- Place the cubed watermelon in your freezer for about 2 hours, or until frozen.
- Place the frozen watermelon in your blender along with the ice, sugar and limoncello. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes. Then add the Prosecco and blend until just combined, about 10-20 seconds.
- Divide the slushies into serving glasses. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint, if desired. Enjoy immediately.
I want to throw a BBQ just so I can serve this!
That sounds like an excellent plan. And can you invite me? 🙂
Such a perfect drink for summer, love these! I feel old when I talk about the weather too:)
I know, right? Guess I better find something really exciting to do this weekend so I have something better to talk about next week!
What a perfect summer drink! I’ve never had limoncello as a drink, but I’ve had limoncello gelato and it’s by far my favorite!! I love it so much. This sounds so good and refreshing for summer. I don’t drink a lot, but this sounds like it’d be a fun drink on a hot weekend barbecue or something! Again, beautiful photos.
Oohhhh….I really want to make a limoncello gelato or sorbet. Yum! Sounds so good right now!
Perfect drink for summer. Thanks for sharing.
Glad you think so! It’s so easy and delicious!
Talking about the weather is also something I’ve found to be very ubiquitous in workplace settings, too! It’s just something innocuous that could rarely offend anyone 😉 But speaking of the weather, it’s 94 where I am in Connecticut, with 80% humidity. This smoothie looks like HEAVEN right now!!
So true! Crazy hot and humid here too! I’m so over this humidity!
I also have to go grab your homemade Limoncello recipe!! Then I’m all over these bad boys!!
Nice! I know you’ll love ’em. Cheers, friend!
Let’s see…I have a bunch of watermelon left over from a barbecue I hosted last night, a bottle of limoncello in the freezer and Prosecco in the fridge. Seems the stars are aligned perfectly for this to happen today!
It certainly does seem that way, Barb!
Hehe. I totally talk about the weather too!
Now I just wish I lived closer to Barb!
Ha! It would probably be dangerous if we all lived close together!
We made these tonight and they are superb. The second time around I floated about an ounce of prosecco on top of each glass, and we really liked that variation as well. We will make these again over the summer!
Oh I will try that! Thanks for the tip, Cassandra!
great cocktail, always prefer prosecco to champagne too, so thank you!
Thanks, Sabrina! Let me know if you try it out!
No No No!! I’m SO with you Liz! This time of year makes me crazy because of all of that :/ !! How can we just skip over heirloom tomatoes, corn, eggplant, peppers… right into pumpkin? I mean, I’m just not ready. But I AM ready for these slushies! Their color and hello Prosecco! I’m IN!
Right? Why the rush! It’s crazy to me. I’m holding onto all the Summer produce!