Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bourbon Slush, Anyone?

Here in Kentucky, we know our bourbon.  In fact 90 per cent of the world's bourbon is made within a 50 mile radius of  where I live.  With the holidays approaching, I thought it would be fun to share a recipe that I received from my sister-in-law who grew up, ironically, in Baltimore - not Kentucky.  But the girl really knows how to make a good slush.

This is a great drink to serve with an appetizer before a meal or to serve as your featured cocktail at a party.

I told you in a previous blog that I am a one-drink kind of girl, and this cocktail is worthy.

Bourbon Slush

Prepare the day before serving.

6 cups water
1 cup bourbon
1 cup sugar
2 cups brewed unsweetened tea
12 ounce can  frozen lemonade
6 ounce can frozen orange juice

Mix all of the ingredients until the sugar dissolves. 
Put in freezer.
Stir after 6 hours.
Put back in freezer for a few more hours.
Spoon into high ball glasses and serve with a short straw.

Remember to make sure none of your guests - or you- over indulge.

Which brand of bourbon do you prefer?  Share in the comment section below.

Image taken from Google images.
Unfortunately, the bourbon industry is not paying me to promote their product ):


  1. Sounds delicious and looks so festive...hope all of your packing is going well and that the move will go smoothly. Cheers for a happy holiday!


  2. Thanks Jermaine. The boxes are stacking up. I plan to have a bourbon slush at Grandma's on Christmas Eve to celebrate all of the progress we are making and to celebrate the joys of the season with our family.

  3. My old friend, Pat Delany, used to make this drink, but he called it a Whiskey Snowcone. He would sit on the porch and we would drink them in Flintstone Jelly Glasses. He would greet us with " Lord, Lord, You girls, better get up on this porch and let me fix you a little ole Whiskey Snowcone!! This was 1974, which was when the 60s arrived in Lexington.