Bourbon Slush Recipe

Bourbon Slush or Slushie is a great sweet and slushy cocktail alcoholic frozen drink made with black tea and fruit juices.  Bourbon Slush is a sweet cocktail with a zip of tang.  It is quick and easy to make, and dangerously refreshing (trust us, we tried it).  It is perfect for the long, hot summer days as it is cool and refreshing!   It us a sneakily potent drink that can also double as a frosty dessert.  Remember you can adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe to adjust the sweetness to your personal taste.

This recipe will make enough for a gathering or you can keep it in your freezer to sip on when you are in the mood for a cocktail.  Make it ahead of time and keep it frozen in your freezer until ready to serve.  Bourbon Slushies are an excellent way to make your family and friends exceptionally happy.


Bourbon Slush


Bourbon Slush Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon Slush Recipe
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
  • 2 cups of strong black tea,  freshly brewed*
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 to 3 cups bourbon whiskey**
  • 7-Up, ginger ale, or any lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
  1. In a large, freezer-safe container, mix together the tea, sugar, orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, water, and whiskey.  Place in freezer and freeze at least 6 hours.  NOTE: The bourbon will keep the mixture from freezing solid.

  2. When bourbon mixture is frozen (as frozen as it can get with liquor in it), take it out of freezer and blend the mixture in your blender for a few seconds.  Return to freezer for at least 1 hour.

  3. When ready to serve, remove frozen mixture from the freezer and let stand for approximately 5 minutes.

  4. To serve, scoop (an ice cream scoop works great) bourbon slush to fill a glass approximately 3/4 full.  Top with lemon-lime beverage of your choice.  Do not stir, but let beverage coagulate with the frozen tea before drinking.

  5. NOTE:  Bourbon Slush may be served in any type of glass, but typically a old-fashioned glass is used.

  6. Makes enough for approximately 8 to 10 servings (depending on how big a glass you use).

Recipe Notes

* Steep 3 to 4 tea bags in 2 cups boiling water for 3 minutes.  Discard tea bags after brewing.

** The amount you use depends on how strong you want your drink to be.  I usually use 2 cups of bourbon whiskey.  Your drink will be as good as the bourbon you use, so use a good-quality bourbon.



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