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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Rhubarb and Honeysuckle Cocktail.

Enjoy this beautiful spring / summer Rhubarb + Honeysuckle Cocktail, a perfect blend of Southern flavors and vodka - the perfect fancy, feminine drink for any ladies brunch or bridal shower.

There is something about honeysuckle that reminds me of being young, running through the woods and tasting that tiny little drop of nectar. The scent still today just brings me back instantly.

Today I’m sharing a really gorgeous cocktail recipe that is sure to wow your guests, Rhubarb + Honeysuckle Cocktails.

A beautiful spring classic vodka cocktail recipe - Honeysuckle + Rhubarb Cocktails
Cathead Vodka Cocktail by heirloomed

I plucked some fresh honeysuckle for the top my drink , which made it SO gorgeous, especially in these vintage cocktail glasses. I also love the flavor of rhubarb, it adds that nice balance of tartness to this cocktail, so i thought it would be an interesting combo to create.

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Rhubarb and Honeysuckle Cocktail.

Yield: 1 cocktail
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This sweet and refreshing cocktail is perfect to serve at brunch or any summer gathering.

ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
  • 3 oz club soda or tonic water (your preference) 
  • A few rhubarb slices 
  • Fresh honeysuckle to top cocktail 

instructions:

How to cook Rhubarb and Honeysuckle Cocktail.

  1. Start by simmering the rhubarb down in a saucepan with a little bit of water, and a few sprinkles of granulated sugar so it is softer and mushy.
  2. Strain the juice into the shaker so you’re just getting the flavor in the cocktail.
  3. Then fill shaker with ice, vodka, and club soda.
  4. Shake for a few seconds and pour over ice.
  5. Top drink with fresh honeysuckle.
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Cathead Vodka Cocktail by heirloomed
Cathead Vodka Cocktail by heirloomed

This cocktail turned out great and is just perfect to pair with a good brunch dish. I’d love to know your favorite vodka cocktail recipes. Let me know in the comments below!

Special thanks to our friend at Cathead Vodka for sharing their product with us!


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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com