Because Summer Means Slushes…Bourbon Slushes

Cocktails, Entertaining | August 10, 2012 | By

My back deck doesn’t have much a view….but it is much improved if this glass of yum is part of the backdrop.

There’s a little snoball stand around the corner from my house. And I have no clue what the difference is between a snoball and a snocone, but I can attest that a snoball IS better.

Anyway, It opens every year sometime in late April or early May and it’s jam-packed busy all summer long right up until the weather starts to turn (that’s November in these parts). Then they pack up their little trailer and disappear until the temperatures start climbing again.

I joke all the time that I’m going to take a flask to the slushy place and add a little sumthin’ sumthin’ to my snoball. Well, I don’t really have to and neither do you.

We all know about Pina Coladas and Margaritas and there’s even Bellini’s and such when you’re craving a frozen cocktail, but I think the best one I’ve ever had is a Bourbon Slush.

I was introduced to these several years ago by a friend who would make them for girls’ weekends at her mother’s house on Galveston Bay or just to keep on hand in the refrigerator in case I showed up. Yep, I love them that much.

In fact, when I had several surgeries on a broken foot a couple of years ago, some people brought me dinner or flowers, but this particular friend? You got it…a container of frozen Bourbon Slushes. I gave up pain pills after that. ;D

I’ve misplaced this recipe more times than I can count, but had it pretty much committed to memory. It’s simple. In fact the hardest part? Waiting for them to freeze. Go whip up a batch now before the weekend starts and then you can enjoy one or two.

If you share with someone, just know that you’ll have a friend for life…

I used Whiskey (not as sweet as bourbon, but there’s plenty of sweet already) mainly because the owner of my local liquor store has been pushing the “Texas brands” lately. I couldn’t resist.

I freeze my slushes in a giant freezable container that I bought at The Container Store. But the Container Store is a post in and of itself….so addictive.


Bourbon Slushes

6 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate
12 oz can frozen lemonade concentrate
4 cups water
2 cups strongly brewed black tea
1 1/4 sugar (you CAN use a lower calorie sugar substitute)
2 cups bourbon

Combine all ingredients in a large freezeable container. Place in freezer until frozen. You can scrape out slushy to serve as is or serve with a lemon-lime soft drink added over it.

The color isn’t very pretty….but a pink straw and one of your favorite glasses help you forget about that.

  1. Joy Bolick
    August 10, 2012

    I have company coming next week & I’ll try this out. Thanks!

  2. jeff toister
    August 10, 2012

    This looks like something sorely needed @ my house!

    • AGirlintheSouth
      August 11, 2012

      You totally need to make these! They are on the sweet side, so you can trim down the sugar amount if you’d like, but they’re good even when really sweet!

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