How to Make a Tropical Slushie for Adults

Adult Tropical Slushie

Today I’ve veered from my DIYs to share a delicious summer drink with you! One of my bloggy friends is celebrating her birthday this week and asked us to gather up some adult birthday party ideas for her. I know immediately that I wanted to share this Slush recipe. My mother-in-law made this for me, and now I make a batch (or two or three… ) every summer. It is the perfect refreshing summer drink and the perfect addition to an adult birthday bash.

Adult Tropical Slushie

I refer to this as our adult summer slushie at home – the “adult” implies alcoholic, lol. We always have to have something on hand for the little girls to drink, because otherwise they will want a sip too. Or we wait until the girls are in bed so the adults can enjoy a cool cocktail! I LOVE love the tropical flavours of this drink. Once you take a sip, you will want to make it all the time! But be warned…  the alcohol doesn’t taste that strong! It’s a little too easy to have a few glasses in a row!

Adult Tropical Slushie

The recipe is available for you to print below.

Oranges and lemons on the side are optional :)

Tropical Slushie Mixed Drink

How to Make a Tropical Slushie for Adults

Yield: 1 pitcher

A refreshing tropical drink for those warm summer nights!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 small real lemon juice bottle (440ml)
  • 1 can of pineapple juice (48 oz)
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 3/4 bottle of gin or vodka (700ml)
  • 7Up or Ginger Ale


  1. Mix sugar and water in a pot. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes, and then let cool for 20 minutes.
  2. Put the cooled mixture in a large container that you can put in the freezer - I use an old ice cream pail.
  3. Mix in lemon juice, pineapple juice, banana, and 3/4 of bottle of alcohol (vodka or gin). Mix it all together and store in the freezer
  4. When mixture is frozen, it is ready to serve. Fill your glass 3/4 full of 7Up (or Ginger Ale) and put 2-3 scoops of frozen mixture on top.
  5. Store in freezer or in between servings.

Adult Tropical Slushie

Now check out these other amazing adult party ideas!
(click the links below!)

Adult Birthday Party Ideas

House full of Handmade – Salsa and Margarita’s Invitation
Little Bits of Home – Celebrate Birthday Banner
Simple Nature Decor Blog – Eco Friendly Birdseed Party Favors
Love Create Celebrate – Adult Tropical Slushie
2 Bees in a Pod – Scented Bee Soap Favors
Pocketful of Posies – Paper Floral Garland
Iris Nacole – Doughnut Hack, From Plain Jane to Party Ready

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Adult Tropical Slushie

15 thoughts on “How to Make a Tropical Slushie for Adults

  1. Mmm…they look and sound delicious, and I don’t even drink! I could leave the alcohol out though for myself, and keep it in for my husband. He’d love this too I bet!

  2. This is definitely my kind of slushie! I love everything tropical, but wouldn’t have thought to include a banana in a slushie. Cant wait to try this. Pinned!

  3. these look really good, and it’s nice that they don’t have rum in, i was expecting them to as they are tropical, but i cant stand rum, so i’m looking forward to making them!

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