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Happy Hour: Redhead in Bed

Sip on This Sultry Alcoholic Slushy All Summer Long

This fruity concoction is light, refreshing, and easy to drink. The pureness of sweet strawberries is the defining flavor, but fresh lime juice provides a balancing tartness. Because the vodka is not overpowering, it's the perfect cocktail to enjoy on a hot day. If strawberries are in season at your farmers market, I strongly suggest you give this drink a try — trust me, you won't be disappointed!

Redhead in Bed

Redhead in Bed

Redhead in Bed


3 pounds strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons citrus vodka
1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
1/3 cup chilled Riesling


  1. In a bowl, toss the strawberries with the sugar and let stand, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries release their juices, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a blender, combine half each of the strawberries and their juices, the vodka, and lime juice with 1 cup of ice and puree. Pour into a pitcher. Repeat with the remaining strawberries and juices, vodka, and lime juice and 1 more cup of ice.
  3. Fill 10 collins glasses halfway with ice. Pour the cocktail into the glasses, top each with about 1/2 tablespoon of Riesling and serve.

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Patrice2818972 Patrice2818972 4 years
I used regular vodka, but the entire bottle of reisling and added St. Germain (elderflower liquor).  It turned out very well.  Loved the addition of elderflower.  Wasn't anywhere near as red as the pic though.  Mine was more like pink.  Maybe b/c I used so much alcohol!  LOL
Melissa2772214 Melissa2772214 4 years
Tried this today, but instead of citrus vodka I used whipped cream vodka...wowza, it was good!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
:cocktail: And I cannot understand why you lovely ladies on Sugar insist on capitalizing seasons, it drives me cuckoo!
mollywog mollywog 7 years
This sounds SO good!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
Green-Apple Green-Apple 7 years
It sounds so good. I love the name!
lemuse20 lemuse20 7 years
Riesling is so good on it's own so I can imagine how delish it is with the rest of the ingredients!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Looks delish.
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