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Here in Kansas, we are not only in the middle of a heat wave, but also a severe drought. Regardless, this has been one of my favorite summers yet! I have been getting things done around the house, reading like crazy and generally, just enjoying my kids. School starts all too soon and I am already sad that August is looming and they will not be hanging out with me all day. Anyway, I know I have not been posting much, but I am hoping to get back on board next week with something regular-like.
So, you came here for a food post, right? Over 4th of July, we went to my friend Christy's house to celebrate. While there, I got to sample some of her mom's famous bourbon slushie. Christy even served it in a fancy cordial with a platinum rim.
Which almost made it classy, no?
Kokopelli and bourbon -- partners in recreational sex since God was a baby.
I am not much on hard liquor. Oh sure, I love gin and like many Carrie Bradshaw Copycats in the late 90s, I went through a brief, passionate affair with martinis, but these days? I stick to cheap wine and expensive beer. However, this Bourbon Slushie hits the right notes for me. It is a sourish, sweetish concoction with an interesting aftertaste -- I think it is the tea that gives this such a nice flavor. This slushie is absolutely perfect for a hot, sultry day and makes for a fun drink to serve at a party. The recipe is from Christy's mother, so I have dubbed at such in her honor.
Vera's Bourbon Slushie
1 can of 6oz. orange juice concentrate
1 can of 12oz. frozen lemonade concentrate
3 tea bags in 2 cups hot water
1 – 1/3 C sugar
6 cups water
2 cups bourbon
Mix ingredients in a freezer-save bowl, then place it in the freezer overnight. To serve, scoop it into glasses and serve with a spoon. Add bonus points if you can grab a handful of those fancy spoon-straws from a convenience store!