The summer is finally here, and with it comes time to enjoy our favourite 7-11 supplied ice beverage: The Slurpee. We like our Slurpee’s with alcohol here at Sobur – check out our recipes!
Every year, 7,290,000 gallons of Slurpee are consumed worldwide! Thats enough to fill 12 Olympic-size pools.
A strange but delicious concoction made from essentially frozen, flavoured sugar water blasted with carbon dioxide, Slurpee’s come in an unending range of flavours and is extra enticing during the summer months.
Discovered accidentally by a dairy queen franchise owner Omar Knedlik in 1958, the Slurpee became a staple of “cool kid” culture in the 60s and 70s, and has continued to thrive thanks to brilliant marketing and consistent (mostly) deliciousness.
— Dance The Slurp Music Record
Starting around 2002, 7-Eleven designated July 11th “Free Slurpee Day.” In most stores world-wide, the first 1,000 people through the door of each location are rewarded with a free 7.11-ounce Slurpee; as a result, the company claims to give away about 7 million Slurpees each year.
How To Spice Up Your Slurpee
Here are some excellent slurpee-alcohol combos that we suggest for spiking your super cheap Slurpees next time you head to the local 7-11. Keep it in your Sevie’s cup and no one at the family BBQ/work/parent-teacher conference meeting will know the difference.
Long Island Ice Slurpee
The original and always the best, Coca-cola is definitely the best flavour of slurpee!
There are the obvious mixers: whiskey, rum, the cheapest liquor in the alcohol isle, etc. But we here at Sobur Hangover HQ like to think bigger.
Nothing tastes better on a hot, humid July day than an iced tea!
Long Island Iced Slurpee
A normal Long island requires a lot of liquor and a splash of coke, but it also calls for instantaneous blackout, so let’s switch up the ratio a bit:
- 8 oz. Coke Slurpee
- .5 oz. Vodka
- .5 oz. Light Rum
- .5 oz. Tequila
- .5 oz. Gin
- .5 oz. Orange flavour shot (They’re right next to the soda fountain!)
Step 1: Fill slurpee and deposit flavor shot at 7-11.
Step 2: Go home and add liquor.
Step 3: Mix thoroughly, but slowly. You do not want to disturb the icy integrity of the Slurpee.
Real Pina Colada Slurpee (Slurpalada)
I’m surprised that this got away with being a Slurpee flavour when the brand is so clearly directed at children. But why stop at Pina Colada? Where’s my Slurparita? Or Slurpee Old Fashioned? Ingredients:
- Slurpee Colada
- 8 oz. Pina Colada Slurpee
- 1.5 oz. Rum
- Garnish of your choosing
Step 1: Fill slurpee
Step 2: Search 7-11 for appropriate garnish. David Wondrich of Esquire says (of normal Pina Coladas), “hell, whatever you’ve got. Cherry. Pineapple. Fruit”. This is extra-true for us. 7-11 is not known for its fresh produce, so literally go with whatever you can find that doesn’t have bruises or flies.
Step3: Go home and add liquor slowly. Also, keep the liquor chilled before you add! Warm liquor will turn a Slurpee into syrup.
Mountain Dew: Live Wire
The first time Mountain Dew: Live Wire came out, the label said something along the lines of “THIS SUMMER ONLY! DRINK IT ALL IMMEDIATELY!”, so I immediately bought eight 2-litre bottles because I loved it so much and wanted to have it forever.
Years later, it still returns annually, so the stockpile is an embarrassing reminder of both my lack of impulse control and gullability to a good marketing message.
Since it is the absolute tastiest orange beverage I’ve ever had, I’ve forgiven them! Ingredients for this slurpee cocktail:
- 8 oz. Mountain Dew: Live Wire
- 1.5 oz. Dewar’s Scotch (Doesn’t have to be Dewar’s. It’s just a cool alliteration.)
Step 1: Pour. Add. Mix slowly. You know the deal.
Until now, we’ve been using the smallest size available (8 oz.) as it’s most appropriate for a single-serving recipe, but I would be remiss for doing a Slurpee feature without highlighting the unnecessarily wide range of sizes. Punch is for sharing, after all…
- 20 oz. Hawaiian Punch Slurpee
- 20 oz. Sprite Snowball Blast Slurpee
- ? (up to you) oz. Everclear
Step 1: Fill a 40 oz. Slurpee cup halfway with Hawaiian Punch slurpee.
Step 2: Top off with Sprite Snowball Blast.
Step 3: At the liquor store, avert your eyes while buying Everclear. Let nobody see your shame.
Step 4: Add as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. We all know how much the recipe called for in college, but that’s not something we’re comfortable advocating here.
Step 5: Share with whatever friends you have left!
Enjoy these delicious slurpee-alcohol recipes. But remember, always drink responsibly.
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