My mom gave me this Bourbon Whiskey Slush recipe written on a small piece of paper, and it included; the word slush at the top, a list of 7 ingredients and the directions “mix and freeze overnight.” That’s it. She rarely drank alcohol, and when she did have a drink, it needed to be sweet. By sweet I mean she would stir a teaspoon of sugar into a glass of merlot. I can just see the face she would make after taking a sip of any dry wine. Priceless. Another favorite party drink was the Whiskey Sour. I’ve included the link below.
For my mom, the slush recipe was perfect. It was sweet, ideal for parties and easy to double or triple depending on the occasion. I consider her generation the highball generation. A highball is just any alcohol poured over ice with some carbonation added. This slush recipe doesn’t exactly match a highball but topped with 7-UP, it comes close. Bourbon Whiskey Slush heralded the frozen drink craze and even margaritas. It’s a drink that men and women like and it’s great for parties any time of year. What I love about this recipe is that I can make it in advance, pop it in the freezer and it’s ready when I need it.
Bourbon Whiskey Slush
The directions are basic. Place the tea bags in hot water, mix with the other ingredients and freeze. I guess the best tip I can share is that if you double the recipe, it fits into a plastic ice cream container, (the gallon size) and is the perfect amount for freezing. So, If you don’t have an empty one in your pantry, add a gallon of ice cream to your grocery list and let’s get the party started!
You might also like my moms Sour Whiskey Recipe
Both recipes are classics, and I hope you’ll give them a try. Please consider pinning the photo below.
Thanks for stopping by, Rose
- 2 tea bags in 1 cup of hot water.
- 3½ cups water
- 1 6 oz can of frozen lemonade
- 1 6 oz can of frozen orange juice
- ¾ cup of sugar
- ¾ cup of whiskey
- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
- Add the tea bags and steep until dark. Decaffeinated tea works just fine.
- In a large bowl, mix 3½ cups of water, lemonade, orange juice and sugar.
- Add the tea and whiskey and mix.
- My mom's written recipe card just reads - Mix and freeze overnight.
- She has no order so mix as you please.
- Place the mixture in a container and freeze overnight.
- To serve, scoop the frozen mixture into a glass and top with 7-Up.
- This recipe is easy to make and very festive!
- I would definitely double the recipe. It keeps very well in the freezer.