Citron Lemonade Slushie
by Becky from Disney in Your Day
July 21, 2020
I am so excited to be featuring my friend Becky as a guest writer today! She is a total Disney fanatic, like I am, and she even runs her own Disney-themed blog called Disney in Your Day. Becky loves recreating recipes from the Disney parks, and today she is sharing how to make an Epcot classic in your own home. Enjoy this Citron Lemonade Slushie, everyone, and now, take it away, Becky!
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One of the things I most enjoy doing when I visit Disney World is going to Epcot and trying different drinks from around the “World,” There are 11 countries represented in Epcot’s World Showcase, and all of them have a number of restaurants or food and drink stands. Lately, I’ve been playing around with recreating some of these drinks at home to enjoy when I’m not at the theme parks!
The one I’m excited to share with you today is the Citron Lemonade Slushie available in the France pavilion. Alcoholic slushies seem to be a very popular thing right now, but I’ve been enjoying this for years when I visit. It’s the perfect summer drink, whether you’re in Florida or Pennsylvania, like me!
What You Need to Get Started
- From the Bar: Citrus vodka (Disney uses Grey Goose Citron, but I used Pinnacle)
- Other: Sweet and sour mix, Simple syrup, Ice
- Equipment: Blender, Martini glass
Why Isn’t There Actual Lemonade in This Cocktail?
Yes, even though it’s called a lemonade slushie, it doesn’t use any actual lemonade. You get plenty of lemon flavor from the citrus vodka and the sweet and sour mix. I actually tried making this with lemonade in place of the sweet and sour mix, and while it was still good, it didn’t taste as much like the Epcot version. If you don’t want to use store-bought sweet and sour mix, you can always go the homemade route.
Let’s Make a Citron Lemonade Slushie!
One of the nice things about making a frozen drink is that you can throw everything in the blender rather than having to use a shaker or anything like that. Add 2 oz of citrus vodka, 2 oz sweet and sour mix, and 1 oz of simple syrup to the blender. Then add the ice, depending on your preferred thickness of slushie. I like mine more on the thick side, so I started with about half a cup of ice and then added it from there. Blend well until you reach your desired consistency!
This Citron Lemonade Slushie, like the one from Epcot’s France pavilion is the perfect summer drink.
How to Serve a Citron Lemonade Slushie
If you want to do it true Epcot style, you’ll serve it in a plastic martini glass. This is also a great option if you’re making these at a party or serving them outside and don’t want to worry about real glassware. Of course, if you prefer not to use plastic, you can always just serve it in a regular martini glass.
For parties or gatherings, I usually find it easiest to just leave it in the blender and pour as needed. You may want to put the blender in the fridge or a cooler to keep it cold, because the slushie consistency doesn’t last forever – especially if you’re out in the heat!
Serve alongside a French-inspired menu or just some snacks (we enjoyed macaron cookies with our slushies!). Of course, if you’re doing the backyard get-together, something simple on the grill will go really well too.
Other Fun Disney Cocktails from Disney in Your Day
- Margaritas: I have a large list of margarita recipes on my blog from La Cava del Tequila, but a particular favorite is the unique avocado margarita.
- Tropical Vibes: It doesn’t feel more like Florida than when you’re drinking out of a pineapple! Try the Lapu Lapu from the Polynesian if you want something fruity and fun.
- Star Wars fans: If you’re obsessed with The Mandalorian like I am, you’ll probably want to try whipping up this Baby Yoda Cocktail.
Citron Lemonade Slushie
- 2 oz Citrus Vodka
- 2 oz Sweet & Sour Mix
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- Add the citrus vodka, sweet and our mix, and simple syrup to the blender.
- Add in the ice depending on your preferred thickness of slushie. Start with 1/4-1/2 cup, and add more if needed.
- Blend well until you reach your desired consistency, pour into a martini glass, and enjoy!