Alcoholic Slush - A Drink For Adults
Don't be fooled... this drink is for adults only!
A Family Tradition
When I was younger, I remember a lot of different things my family did around the holiday times. With Christmas just around the corner, one of the traditions I remember is my mom making an alcoholic Slush beverage for the adults.
When I was younger, our family used to do something called house hopping. We would visit all our relatives, see their tree and decorations for the holiday and open presents. We would travel from house to house and each house would have gifts under the tree for everybody and snacks to fill our tummies. It was a full day, and while it was exhausting, I remember this tradition and always think fondly back to it.
However, as the families grew and some moved further away, the idea of house hopping became to difficult. Yet, there are some traditions that stayed with us. One of them was my mom's Slush Beverage. Each year for Christmas this was always on the drink menu!
Keeping with the tradition
When I got married, my cousin made me a cookbook for a wedding gift. In this cookbook was a collection of recipes, most of which were made by members of our family. I was super excited that the Slush Recipe was in there and I couldn't wait to continue with the tradition by making it at my house as well.
When I was younger, I always thought it was just my mom that made this. However, later I realized not only did my mom make this beverage, but so did all my aunts and my grandma. While I think this is a great drink, I will admit, it was mostly women that filled their cups up with this. The men stuck to something more "manly," like beer.
I have made this a few times, particularly because members of my husband's family have never tried this. Although I will also admit I have strayed from the traditional times of just having this for Christmas. I have made it for other large gatherings where alcohol is served as well.
- 9 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 bags green tea bags
- 12 ounce can frozen lemonade, softened
- 12 ounce can frozen orange juice, softened
- 2 cups Whiskey, Brandy, or Vodka, (liquor of choice)
- ice cream pail
- 2 bottles 2 liter 7-up or Sprite
The ProcessClick thumbnail to view full-size
- Set out your ingredients to make sure you have everything. This will also allow the frozen lemonade and frozen orange juice to defrost some, making it easier to work with.
- Boil 2 cups of water with the tea bags. I let it boil for a few minutes before removing it from heat and letting it cool. Set aside.
- Mix the remaining 7 cups of water with the 2 cups of sugar. Bring to a boil. Let cool.
- Once the water is cool, remove the tea bags.
- Mix all the ingredients together in a plastic ice cream pail and freeze.
- After 24 hours, stir ingredients to make slushy.
- To make the Drink: Add slush to the glass until it is about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full. Top off by mixing with 7-up or Sprite.
- Add a straw and enjoy!
A versatile drink recipe for adults to enjoy
This is a very versatile recipe. The last time I made it, I used Brandy. In the past I have made it with both Whiskey and Rum. This is great for those who prefer one type of alcohol over another type.
One ice cream pail will make several servings, but it depends on how you mix it. For the last party I threw, the pail was almost gone by the end. When I was younger, it seemed like it went much further, but after talking to my mom, I realized she actually made a couple of different flavors for the holidays.
For my family, this drink has become a bit of a tradition. However, remember there is alcohol in this and therefore you must drink responsibly. This is not intended for children. And as always, if you plan on drinking, make sure you have a designated driver. Keep the holidays safe and drink responsibly.
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About the Author
Barbergirl28 is a wife of 12 years and a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful girls and one handsome little boy. After high school, she joined the Army to become a photojournalist. To this day, she continues to have a passion for writing and photography. After leaving the military, she obtained a license in Cosmetology and also studied Massage Therapy. Her passions include writing, photography, cooking, crafts, health, and fitness. Currently, she is working on a book and freelancing at Hubpages.
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