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Christmas Cranberry Vodka Slush

Say "Hello!" to your new favourite Christmas slush punch with alcohol. All you need are 3 simple ingredients and 2 minutes of prep time to make this super easy Christmas cranberry vodka slush. It's just the type of winter cocktail to sip during the festive season when your house is full of guests, the turkey should have come out of the oven 20 minutes ago and you've still got some wrapping to finish up!

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Although you only need 2 minutes to make this Christmas slush punch, it's not going to be ready to drink in 2 minutes. You need to leave it to set in the freezer for at least 8 hours. But after that one-off wait, you can sip Christmas cranberry vodka slush whenever you feel like it. Happy holidays!

How to serve Christmas cranberry vodka slush

This Christmas slush punch with alcohol is super quick and easy to serve. All you need to do is:

  1. Remove the tub of slush from the freezer.
  2. Use an ice cream scoop to scrape out enough slush to fill a glass ¾ of the way full.
  3. Pour Spite or 7Up over the slush to completely fill the glass.
  4. Stir to loosen up the slush and enjoy!

That's all there is to it. Just make sure you remember to put the Christmas cranberry vodka slush tub back in the freezer when you're done. There's no fun in letting the whole thing melt.

A glass of red Christmas cranberry vodka slush

How to make vodka slushies in a blender

You can also make vodka slushies in a blender. To do this:

  1. Remove the tub of slush from the freezer.
  2. Use an ice cream scoop to scrape out enough slush to fill a glass ¾ of the way full.
  3. Pour Spite or 7Up over the slush to completely fill the glass.
  4. Tip the contents of the glass into the blender and blend.

You'll get a more evenly blended vodka slush cocktail this way. But you'll also have a blender to clean. I suggest sticking with the scoop- pour-stir method described above. It's just as quick, pretty much gives you the same results and you don't have to clean a blender.

Me pouring lemonade into a glass of Christmas cranberry vodka slush

More vodka slush recipes

This Christmas cranberry vodka slush isn't just for the holidays. You can enjoy it all year round! If you want to dive deeper into the world of frozen cocktails, take a look at these other vodka slush recipes:

Me stirring a glass of Christmas cranberry vodka slush

More Christmas cocktails

I love serving this Christmas slush punch during the holidays because it's pretty much always hot in winter where I live. But if you'd prefer something a bit warmer to cuddle up with during the most wonderful time of the year instead of an icy slush recipe, check out these other Christmas cocktails:

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Christmas Cranberry Vodka Slush

A delicious holiday slush cocktail that takes just 2 minutes and 3 ingredients to prepare, this Christmas cranberry vodka slush is a wonderful alternative to traditional Christmas drinks like mulled wine and eggnog.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cocktails, Christmas drink, lemon vodka slush, Slush recipe, Vodka cocktail, Winter cocktail, Winter drink
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Freezing time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 2 minutes
Servings: 6 glasses
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Nicola


  • 2 cups cranberry juice (you can use low-sugar cranberry juice for a lower-calorie alternative)
  • 2 cups Sprite/7UP + extra for serving (you can substitute diet Sprite/7Up for a lower-calorie alternative)
  • ¾ cup vodka


  • Stir all the ingredients together in a medium-size container. Pop a lid on the container or wrap it in plastic wrap and leave in the freezer overnight to set. 
  • Use an ice cream scoop to scrape out enough cranberry vodka slush to fill the glass ¾ of the way full. Pour Sprite/7UP over the slush until it fills the glass. 
  • Give your cocktail a good stir to loosen up the slush and enjoy!


Calories: 150kcal

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  1. Babs

    Cheers! Gosh, I could do with one of those right now. Thanks for the recipe. Visiting from My tun for us...Freedom Friday

  2. Lynn H@Turnips 2 Tangerines

    Looks nice and refreshing! Would love this on a hot summer evening! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  3. Jamie

    Would love to have one of these right now. ;0) They look great. Will definitely be making this drink!


  4. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

    Hi! I just found you at Fantastical Sharing of Recipes! This is a great "mommy" drink! I love the look of your blog. I have pinned this great drink. Thanks for sharing!

  5. BeColorful

    Fun, well written, and tempting. 😀

  6. Holly Lefevre

    Yes please. It is almost noon it too early to make one NOW!

  7. Heather Who Needs a Cape?

    you had me at Vodka...YUM love the idea of a slush! 🙂

    Found you at Hungry Little Girl!

  8. Stacey

    I would love to try this - looks wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. kristin

    I love slushes!! yum!

  10. Jolllyjillys

    Ooo sounds yummy !

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks, Jilly - it is!

  11. Jaime Oliver

    oh this looks utterly delicious! ... i so wish i could slurp on this this summer

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thanks Jaime!
      I'm sure the recipe will still be there next summer. By then you'll probably need it to help you relax! ;D

  12. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

    This looks delicious. I know we've got al the ingredients. I'm printing our your recipe as I type this. Cheers! I saw your link at the DIY Vintage Chic's Friday's Five Features.

    • Nicola Quinn

      Thank you so much, Ann Marie! Hope you love the recipe as much as I do 🙂

  13. Kimberly

    Do you put the Sprite in the recipe before you freeze it and you also pour Sprite after it's in your glass

    • Nicola

      Hi Kimberly,
      You mix the 2 cups of Sprite in before you freeze it and then stir extra into your glass when serving.

  14. Angie

    I made this Christmas Eve it was delicious! I used Cran-Orange juice because thats what I had. Will definitely make again!

    • Nicola

      That's wonderful, Angie. So glad you liked it!

  15. Colleen

    Do you use 100% cranberry juice or a cocktail type?

  16. MJ

    Can this be made in a blender with ice?