Bourbon Slush.

We’re celebrating a series of Classic Cocktail recipes with this refreshing Bourbon Slush drink, almost a vintage forgotten gem. It’s the perfect beverage for a hot summer day and a Southern cocktail staple, as is any bourbon whiskey drink.

It’s that time of year where things begin to slow down, and we finally get to enjoy the beautiful weather and summer sunshine. Personally, my favorite way to celebrate is with a refreshing and fun cocktail recipe. Today I want to share this delicious icy cocktail with you, straight from my Grandmother’s recipe card collection.

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The only thing that makes a good cocktail even better is serving it up in vintage glassware, and using a recipe that was passed down to me form my Grandmother. She just loved to entertain and always had a cocktail late afternoon so this one must have made the rotation from time to time.

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Bourbon Slush

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This simple cocktail makes the perfect summertime party drink.

ingredients:

  • 2 cups of hot brewed tea
  • 6 oz can of frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of bourbon
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice concentrate

instructions:

How to cook Bourbon Slush

  1. Combine tea, orange juice, and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and freeze.
  3. About 1 hour before serving, remove from freezer and wait until slushy. Spoon slush into cocktail glasses and serve.
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For a classic take on this recipe, include a drizzle of grenadine with a maraschino cherry to top it off. I’m not a big fan of red in general so we garnished with mint, but I was glad to see Grandma’s actual recipe coordinated with my liking as well.

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This frosty refresher will quickly become your favorite summer cocktail. It could not be any easier to prepare, and freezes beautifully so you can make it ahead of time. Another tip is to pop your glassware in the freezer before serving to make sure your slush is cold and icy the whole time you are enjoying it.

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Garden Fresh Mint Juleps.

It’s that special time of year where entertaining is at its peak, thanks to all this beautiful weather and sunshine. And today I’m celebrating with a fresh, seasonal cocktail recipe. With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, a Mint Julep seemed like the perfect fit.

Mint Julep Recipe by heirloomed

The key ingredient to a Mint Julep is fresh mint (well, and bourbon …). Luckily, my herb garden is going absolutely crazy right now and my sprawling mint is nearly covering all the beds in my front garden. It does makes for a beautiful and fragrant ground cover, but beware as it will certainly takeover your garden if you let it.

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I came across these amazing vintage julep cups in one of my favorite vintage shops in Chamblee, GA. They are just perfect for serving Mint Juleps in year-round, but especially for the tradition of the Kentucky Derby.

Mint Julep Recipe by heirloomed
Mint Julep Recipe by heirloomed

HERB GARDEN MINT JULEP JARS

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Mint Juleps are best known for being the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby. They make the perfect seasonal refreshment.

ingredients:

For the Mint Juleps
  • 1 ½ parts Bourbon
  • 2 springs fresh Mint
  • 2 TBSP mint simple syrup
  • Splash of cold water
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • Crushed ice

instructions:

How to cook HERB GARDEN MINT JULEP JARS

  1. Pluck the leaves from one spring of mint to flil the bottom of your larger jar. Add mint simple syrup and using a muddler or end of a wooden spoon or rolling pin, muddle together your mint leaves with simple syrup, bourbon and water. Fill your small jar with crushed ice and pour mixture over on top. Sift powdered sugar on top and garnish with remaining spring of mint. Enjoy!
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