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Sunrise Slush

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This sunrise slush recipe is perfect for summertime. Citrus & sweet. Made with a frozen orange juice, lemonade, pineapple juice slush topped with lemon-lime soda.

Summertime is right around the corner.  However, as I am writing this, it is a cold and windy Montana day in April.  Summer feels so far away, but it will be here before we know it!

This recipe is perfect for summer BBQs, get-togethers, and celebrations.  My family even makes this slush for Christmas. In fact, it became a Christmas tradition – which I find humorous considering how cold it gets in here in Montana.

Sunrise Slush

It’s delicious without alcohol, but it’s also fun to make into a cocktail on special occasions.

Tip:  leave the alcohol out of the frozen mix and add right before serving.  That way you don’t leave out the kids or people who don’t care for alcohol.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 can of frozen lemonade
  • 46 fl ounce can of pineapple juice
  • 4 cups of sugar (This is the original family recipe, but you can cut down this amount of sugar & it will still be delicious!)
  • 2 liter of 7UP

If you’re making the alcoholic version:

  • Whipped vodka (optional)
  • Garnishes – oranges, pineapples, or cherries (optional)

Recipe Instructions & Tips

This recipe takes about 20-25 minutes to prep + freezing overnight.  Yields approximately 20-24 servings.

In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar to a boil.  Again, you can reduce the amount of sugar if you’d like. Remove from heat.

Add the frozen orange juice concentrate, frozen lemonade, and can of pineapple juice to the water/sugar mixture.  Mix well.

juices

In a large container (I use an ice cream bucket), pour in the slush mixture.  Freeze overnight, stirring a few times if you can.

bucket

Now for the fun part. Put one or two scoops into a glass.

Pour lemon-lime soda to the top of the glass (or leave some room to add your favorite liquor – keeping reading!).

Optional (but so good) – add grenadine, alcohol of choice (whipped vodka is our favorite), and garnishes (oranges, pineapples, or cherries).  Enjoy!

frozen slush

We usually scoop individual servings, but you could use it in a punch bowl for birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, and more.

Another great option is to serve in a fun pitcher.

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Stop by and say hi in the comments.  Let me know what you think.

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Sunrise slush

Sunrise Slush


  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x

Description

Citrus slush perfect for summer events. Pineapple, orange and lemon slush topped with lemon lime sode with the option to add garnish and your alcohol of choice.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cans of frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 can frozen lemonade
  • 46 fl oz can of pineapple juice
  • 4 c sugar (This is the original family recipe, you can decrease the amount of sugar if you’d prefer)
  • 6 c water
  • 2 L 7up

If you’re making the alcoholic version:

  • Whipped vodka (optional)
  • Garnishes (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the frozen orange juice concentrate, frozen lemonade and can of pineapple juice. Mix well.
  3. In a large container (e.g. ice cream bucket), pour in the slush mixture. Freeze overnight, stirring occasionally.
  4. Put one or two scoops into a glass.
  5. Pour 7UP to the top of the glass.
  6. Optional (but so good!) – add grenadine, whipped vodka and garnishes (oranges, pineapples or cherries).

Notes

If you plan to add alcohol, freeze the mixture without and add right before serving. That will allow your guests to choose alchololic vs. non-alcoholic.

  • Category: Beverages
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: citrus, slush, frozen drinks

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4 Comments

  1. Andrea O'Leary says:

    I’ve been searching for a similar recipe I grew up with and finally found it! Thank you!

    1. Northern Yum says:

      Awesome! Love to hear this.

      Thanks for the message!
      -Kelsey

  2. My mother in law makes something similar. I only got the list of what’s in it and no recipe. I’ve been wanting summery things and specifically this slushy drink. So I went looking and found your recipe!!! We tried this and we like it a lot better!

    1. Northern Yum says:

      Hi Sheila! Thank you for leaving a review! So glad you like it. 🙂

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