This Bourbon Slush post is intended for those 21+ years of age. Please enjoy responsibly. Lemon, rosemary and bourbon pair perfectly together to create this summer sipper.
This is not for the under 21 crowd. They have plenty of slushy options this summer, and all year long for that matter, so I don’t feel too badly about this.
Your inner child is going to love this adult only version of a childhood favorite drink. Mine was pretty much jumping up and down. Now you have another option besides the margarita. Say hello to your new favorite summer drink. The Bourbon Slush. It’s an overnight-er so you’ll have to plan ahead. I know, waiting is torture but this makes a big ole batch so you’ll be good to go once it’s ready. Chilling it just a few hours won’t get her done.
There are many versions of the Bourbon Slush out there. Some use tea, others do not. Some use a variety of combos of mixers – lemonade, orange juice and/or pineapple juice. After working on a few batches to find just the right combination this is the one I was giddy about.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE BOURBON SLUSHIES?
You’ll need the following 6 KEY ingredients to make this bourbon slush recipe at home.
- granulated sugar
- fresh rosemary
- tea bags
- frozen lemonade concentrate
It all STARTS WITH A SIMPLE SYRUP …
A rosemary simple syrup to be exact. Followed by tea bags that are steeped in the syrup. TIP: If you like a stronger tea flavor, feel free to add additional tea bags.
Once the syrup is complete, lemonade concentrate and bourbon are added to the mix. Lemon, Rosemary and Bourbon pair so nicely together.
BOURBON – This Summer Slushy has 3 cups of bourbon. Like things a little weaker? Reduce that to 2 cups of bourbon and add an additional cup of water. The recipe yields a total of 16 cups or 1 gallon making it great for summer get togethers.
If you know me, you know I am a neat bourbon drinker, but I make an exception for this summer sipper.
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This beverage is intended for the legal drinking age crowd. Please drink responsibly.
- 8 cups water - divided
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1-2 tea bags
- 24 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate
- 3 cups bourbon
- ginger ale - optional
- Into a medium sauce pan over medium heat add 2 cups of water and sugar.
- Stir until sugar is dissolved and cook until mixture is reduced by half.
- Remove from heat. Add rosemary and allow to steep for 15 minutes.
- Remove rosemary sprigs and add tea bags. Allow to steep for 15 minutes. Discard tea bags.
- Add lemonade concentrate and mix to combine.
- Add remaining water and bourbon. Mix to combine.
- Pour mixture into a large seal-able container, or several smaller containers and transfer to freezer to set up overnight.
- Prior to serving, place slush into blender and blend on high speed to incorporate.
- Garnish with fresh rosemary if desired.
You MAY top your slush off with ginger ale if you so desire.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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This looks amazing I’ll take 2! ! I love your glasses too, so pretty!
Amanda | The Chunky Chef says
You know I love my bourbon… so I’m definitely trying this soon!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
I am loving the rosemary here! This sounds awesome!
Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
What a delicious adult drink for the summertime! I just love the sound of this, and I know my husband will, too!
Love your pics, you’ve captured it beautifully!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
I’ll take two, too! They look great.
My kind of slush! I cannot wait to try this out!
Sounds wonderful. My question is, you lust ginger ale in the ingredients but don’t mention it in the directions. When do you add it?
Hi Cheryl – You just top off the slush, it’s optional. I’ll go back in and add that. Thank you for catching that.
Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny says
Bourbon is my jam. I need to make this happen!