Boozy Cherry-Pineapple & Mint Slushies
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Serves: 2
 
I used fresh pineapple that I cut into chunks and then froze for this, already frozen pineapple would work AND make you smarter than me. Likewise with the cherries–I happened to buy frozen and pitted sour cherries, if you can find fresh ones–tell me your secrets! Dark, sweet cherries also work, just add a little extra lime and/or a little less syrup.
Ingredients
  • 1 heaping cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 heaping cup frozen sour cherries
  • ¼ cup mint syrup (recipe below)
  • ¼ cup vodka (if using)
  • 2 tablespoons lime (or lemon) juice
  • 1 heaping cup ice cubes
  • ¼ cup water
  • Mint Syrup:
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender, cover with the lid, and blend until smooth–you may have to tamp down the ingredients a few times so everything hits the blades. Pour into glasses, pop in a straw, and garnish with fresh mint.
  2. For the Mint Syrup:
  3. In a saucepan, combine the water and sugar and heat over a medium-high flame. Cook until the sugar dissolves, add the mint leaves, and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely before straining out the mint leaves. You can make this in advance and store in a lidded container in the refrigerator for about 1 week.
Recipe by hungrygirlporvida.com at http://www.hungrygirlporvida.com/blog/2015/07/27/boozy-cherry-pineapple-mint-slushies/