Drink Essentials: Sicilian/Russian Slushy

Andy Anderson !


This humble drink began as a Sicilian Slushy; however, I did not like how the traditional gin in this recipe blended with the Campari. So, I switched to vodka, and made a few other modifications… Hence the name: Sicilian/Russian Slushy.

The perfect cocktail for a Mid-Summer’s eve by the pond.

It will make 4 good-sized cocktails, but it is easy to divide down, if you only want one or two.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 6 Tbsp
    campari (that is 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 c
    good vodka
  • 1/4 c
    filtered water
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar, confectioners variety
  • 6 c
  • ·
    lime slices for garnish

How to Make Drink Essentials: Sicilian/Russian Slushy


  2. For this recipe, you will need a good blender.
  3. All vodkas are not created equal, I used a plain vodka (non-flavored), and used Grey Goose, because that is what I had on hand. If you are going to use a flavored vodka, I would recommend orange, or lemon flavor.
  4. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Add all of the ingredients; except the lemon slices, to a blender, and blend until smooth.
  6. Taste, and add more sweet or tart elements, if needed.
  8. Pour into glasses, garnish with the lime slices, and serve. Enjoy.
  9. Keep the faith, and keep drinking… err, cooking.

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About Drink Essentials: Sicilian/Russian Slushy

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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