Saturday, July 23, 2011

Brandy Slush

Refreshing drink that even those who hate tea will enjoy

  • 4 individual green or black tea bags
  • 9 cups water, divided
  • 2 cups brandy
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda, chilled

  • Orange or lemon slice

    • Place tea bags in a small bowl. Bring 2 cups water to a boil; pour over tea bags. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Transfer tea to a large pitcher; stir in the brandy, lemonade concentrate, juice concentrate and remaining water. Pour into a 4-qt. freezer container. Freeze overnight or until set.
    • For each serving, scoop 3/4 cup slush into a rocks glass. Pour lemon-lime soda into the glass; garnish as desired. Yield: 21 servings (about 4 quarts slush mix).
    •  or 

    • Try it with Blueberrry Vodka
     Use cherry vodka instead of the brandy for a change.
    It helps if every couple hours you stir the slush til it's frozen. Otherwise it's extra slushy in the center and hard on the outside.