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Spike Your 49 Cent Slurpee With These Classy Combos

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Starting today and going through Memorial Day weekend, 7-11 is offering their sugar-laden Slurpees for a mere 49 cents. If you're anything like us, you want to mask that sweetness with booze. But you shouldn't just rely on that soulless spirit known as vodka. Have some fun with it.

Here are some combos that we suggest for spiking your super cheap Slurpees this weekend. Keep it in your Sevie's cup and no one at the family BBQ will know the difference.

Campari + Cherry Slurpee: The pucker of this Italian apertif will balance out the sweet cherry icey. And the colors are complimentary, meaning no one will be the wiser.

Rum + Coca Cola Slurpee: Garnish it with a wedge of lime and call it a Cuba Libre. You'll seem worldly and cool to all of your friends if you say it with an accent. Just don't say Los Feliz with one. Then we'll know you're a transplant.

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Gin + Peach Dragon Fruit Slurpee: The aromatics in the gin will go nicely with this new flavor. Gin is the new vodka after all.

Tequila + Fanta Watermelon Lime Slurpee: Suddenly a Slurpee turns into the perfect agua fresca once you've got tequila in the mix. Next to a margarita, it's the perfect drink to have while floating around in the pool.

Sake + Goji Berry Cherry Slurpee: Sake shouldn't be left out of cocktails, and neither should soju. Try 'em both for an experient. No need to take this Slurpee thing too seriously. If it sucks, just pony up another 49 cents and start over.

Absinthe + Root Beer Slurpee: Anise and root beer go together quite nicely. It's a frozen version of the Root of All Evil. And we don't just mean the cocktail.

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