Stop. Stop right there. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking this looks like a dainty little pink cocktail in a pitcher, right? Think again.
I’m here to tell you this recipe for Hippie Juice is dangerous. Did you hear me? Because I’m gonna say it again… this stuff is dangerous.
Here are your ingredients: Watermelon vodka, Malibu rum, triple sec, 1 (2 quart) packet of Crystal Light pink lemonade, and fresh strawberries (and water).
My good friend Susan that I used to work with posted a picture on my personal Facebook page of this drink. I thought to myself, “Wow, this looks incredible!”. But I noticed all the scoops of sugar from a lemonade mix, which I wasn’t too keen on. Not that I don’t like lemonade mixes, but I knew there would be a LOT of calories in this drink.
So I used Crystal Light in place of the regular pink sugary lemonade mix. I also doubled the recipe because the original recipe yielded half a pitcher of this Hippie Juice. Besides, by the time you go back to make a second batch, you’re gonna be so tipsy you won’t get it right. Might as well mix it up like a champ the first time.
So now I’m off to the store to buy my thermos since this will be my new summertime beach drink. Cheers!
- 2 cups watermelon vodka
- ⅔ cups triple sec
- ⅔ cups Malibu rum
- 8 cups water
- 1 (2 quart) packet Crystal Light pink lemonade mix
- 1-1/2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
- Place all ingredients in a pitcher and stir well to combine. Serve chilled or over ice.