These DIY adult juice boxes are the perfect nostalgic drink to toast to the end of summer

Just when you thought boxed juices couldn’t get any better, we added a splash of vodka! Take full advantage of the last days of warm weather with these delicious adult juice boxes. Packed with a lot of flavor and a little boozy kick, these are perfect for hanging out on the beach or at the pool before it starts to feel *too* much like fall.

Here’s a bonus trick – throw them in the freezer the night before to make the coolest, most refreshing slushy. For whichever cocktail recipe you choose to create, this is the best way to punch up your juice pouch.

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Adult Juice Boxes


2 cups chopped strawberries
1 cup sugar
2 cup cranberry juice
6 oz. vodka


1. Mix together strawberries and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and stir frequently until the strawberries are very soft and the liquid is a syrup consistency, about 5 minutes. Strain, using a spoon to press all the liquid from the strawberries, and cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.
2. To assemble pouches, mix together 3 tablespoons of strawberry syrup with ½ cup cranberry juice and 1 ½ ounce of vodka in a 3-inch by 5-inch plastic baggie. Chill and serve with a straw.