Thursday, May 2, 2013

Refreshing Bourbon Slush

Photo: Courtesy of The Kentucky Derby Museum
The Kentucky Derby has many traditions. Bourbon is a popular drink served at the races, as well as, at parties. Many people are familiar with a mint julep, but another treat is the refreshing Bourbon Slush. Usually, I would much rather eat my calories than drink them, but this icy cocktail is worth it! Here is how to make a batch:

Bourbon Slush

6 cups water
3 cups very fine bourbon
12 oz. lemonade from concentrate
6 oz. orange juice from concentrate
1 cup sugar
2 cups strong tea (Use 2 cups water with 4 black tea bags.)

Top off with: Limon-lime carbonated soda – 7 Up or Fresca

1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add 4 tea bags. Let steep for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
2. Mix in the rest of the water and the other ingredients (except for the limon-lime soda).
3. Pour into a container and place in the freezer for 24 hours, stirring occasionally to produce a slush.
4. Scoop into Old Fashioned glasses.
5. Top with Fresca, or 7-Up soda - regular or diet works. This adds fizz and gets the slush to melt slightly, making the drink extra goood!

Take a batch of Bourbon Slush to all your summer parties. Freeze it in Tupperwear for portibility. When word gets out, you will feel the love. 

The Kentucky Derby is this coming Saturday. Post time: 6:30 pm. Enjoy!
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1 comment:

  1. The Kentucky Derby will be a lot more fun this year, thanks to The Savvvyshopper!