Bourbon Slush

A few months back, I poured gallons of alcohol down the sink, as if it were the middle of Prohibition, and the feds were knocking at the door. Okay, maybe it was just a half a dozen bottles, including some peach schnapps last opened sometime in the eighties, but it seemed very wasteful, except for watching the gin hit the drain. Gin tastes like rotting garbage. There are just some things that you can imagine entering your mouth, and how putrid they would taste. Gin, even the so-called good stuff, equals garbage. Bourbon is wonderful. Have ever heard of anyone serving gin chicken? My point exactly.

If I ever invite friends over for a shindig, this is the recipe that I will serve.

Bourbon Slush

2 cups sugar
9 cups water or 7 cups water and two cups tea (I use tea that I brew)
12 oz frozen orange juice concentrate (store brand is good- I use no pulp, as pulp makes me gag)
12 oz frozen lemonade concentrate
2 cups bourbon

Soda-Squirt, Wink, etc. You fill the glass with half slush and half soda, or you just let it melt a bit, and enjoy. Take a guess on how I best savor this concoction.

Bring the sugar and water to a boil. Simmer for15 minutes. Let the syrup cool then add frozen juices and bourbon. Freeze for a few days covered.

You need a big container or containers. It makes 2 1/2 quarts.

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  1. Cool. I not remember you made Bourbon Slush. I would like try it. I going write blog about my family tree.

  2. Sounds refreshing. Did I get the impression that you don't like gin? :)

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  3. Thanks for linking to TMTT. My hubby would like this.

  4. If I am ever in your area I will stop by and be one of your zillion friends. : )

  5. I agree! I've tried Gin and think it's horrible!

    Funny, I have a bottle of Peach Scnapps I've been trying to use up but just cant seem to do it. This stuff seemed to taste better back in high school when I wasnt supposed to be drinking it! Its not as good as I remember!

  6. Just give me a call when you get those boxes unpacked ;)

  7. Ohhhh, yum!

    I don't like Gin either.

  8. It makes me feel cooler just reading about it.

  9. Your comment on my blog today cracked me up. Leave it to me to remind someone about their laundry, lol. Great getting to know you through your blog. I think we'd get along well in real life :).

  10. I don't think I have ever tried gin. I rarely ever drink, so I have had the same bottle of Amaretto and an unopened bottle of wine forever. I think the wine was a housewarming gift from the neighbors at the house my ex and I bought in 1998. It probably went bad around the same time the marriage did, but I keep dusting it and moving it.

  11. Hi Lisa
    I just commented below and then saw this post too!
    Bourbon Slush sounds very refreshing and perfect for Florida. All I need today is a bowl of hot soup to keep me warm!

  12. Count me in, but you poured my gin down the drain! LOL! I'm a G&T girl. ;-)


    Sheila :-)

  13. Bourbon is my drink of choice, so I KNOW I'm going to try this. Thanks for the recipe. laurie