Last weekend LJ and I got all dressed up (sundress for me….sear sucker for him) for our friend’s Kentucky Derby party. Since bourbon is a drink of choice for the races I decided to make Bourbon Slush. This is by far one of my favorite summer time drinks. Its super easy to make and delicious! Even if you aren’t a big bourbon drinker…you will be sure to like this drink!
Sorry for the minimal pictures….but there wasn’t much preparation other than mixing the ingredients. You want to make sure you make this atleast 24 hours in advance so the slush has plenty of time freeze.
What you’ll need for bourbon slush:
1 can frozen lemonade
1 can frozen orange juice
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
5 cups water
4-6 tea bags
2 cups Bourbon (or more if you prefer)
Put two cups of water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling add your tea bags. I got the large tea bags by accident, so I just did three of them. If you have normal sized tea bags, I would do 5-6 bags. The goal is to make very STRONG tea.
Let the tea steep for about five minutes. Then, remove the tea bags. While the mixture is still warm add the 1 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved.
Add the frozen lemonade, orange juice, tea, bourbon and 5 cups of water into your container. Mix together well. Place in the freezer and freeze for at least 24 hours.
Spoon the slush into a mason jar. Top it off with some 7-up (optional). Perfect refreshment on a hot summer day!