Boozy Watermelon Slushy

After last summer’s frosé frenzy, 
we’re all craving the next big 
chill. At Treasury 
in San Francisco, there’s always something icy churning at the bar. “Slushies signal 
a good time,” says beverage director Carlos Yturria, the brains behind this watermelon-based party starter, 
spiked with sherry and Aperol. 

  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 4 drinks
  • Time(Other): plus freezing

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How to Make a Boozy Watermelon Slushy


  • 12 ounces watermelon juice
  • 4 ounces chilled vodka
  • 2 ounces chilled Aperol
  • 2 ounces chilled fino sherry
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave 
  • 3 cups crushed ice
  • Watermelon wedges and black and white sesame seeds, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Pour the watermelon juice into an 
ice cube tray and freeze until solid, about 
4 hours.

  2. In a blender, pulse the watermelon ice cubes with chilled vodka, chilled Aperol, chilled fino sherry, fresh lemon juice, agave and crushed ice until smooth. Add more agave if desired.

  3. Divide among 4 chilled glasses and garnish with thin watermelon wedges 
and black and white sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Make Ahead

The watermelon ice cubes can be frozen for up to 1 month.

Contributed By Photo © Philip Friedman Published June 2017

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