boozy mint lemonade slush

July 15th, 2011

Earlier this week I saw Heidi’s post for a lemon anise slush and I haven’t stop thinking about it… The thing is, I don’t have anise seeds, so I went with a classic summer pairing, lemon and mint, which I thought sounded super refreshing, especially for a slush. And since it’s happy hour, a little bourbon doesn’t hurt either. The thing is, I substituted all the water with bourbon… yowza! This baby went down smooth and fast but man, this slush doesn’t mess around! I think next time I’d do half bourbon, half water.

I’m seriously in love with the slush and can’t wait to whip up more ice beverages… I’m thinking watermelon, peaches, maybe cherries?! So much exploring to do!

Cheers! To cool, summer beverages!

boozy mint lemonade slush
makes 2 large or 4 small slushes

6 mint leaves
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/4-1/2 cup bourbon (I used 1/2 cup bourbon and it was quite strong)
1/4 cup water, optional (if you use 1/4 cup bourbon, I’d add the water)
2-3 cups ice
mint leaves, for garnish

1
Fill a blender with all the ingredients and blend, until all the ice is smooth. You may need to add a few more ice cubes.

2
Pour into a glass and garnish with mint leaf. Serve immediately.

Comments: 10 Total

  1. Natalie S.

    July 15, 2011 at 8:21 am

    You always make the best drinks! Can’t wait to try this one :)

  2. NicoleD

    July 15, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I know it’s early, but I feel like I could enjoy one of these right now :) I love the slush. So pretty!

  3. Jennifer

    July 15, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Slush with fresh herbs and booze on a hot summer night? What more could you want? Happy Weekend!

  4. Toni Rae

    July 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

    How well do you think this would work with Hendrick’s? It’s all I got right now. I looked up “gin slush” and all I got were recipes that had frozen juice concentrates in them–I like yours and Heidi’s b/c they’ve got “real” ingredients.

  5. kelly

    July 15, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Toni Rae-
    I think gin would be tasty! Go for it and let me know how it tastes!
    -k

  6. Toni Rae

    July 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Done! It IS tasty :)

  7. Dana

    July 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    MMMmm… sounds perfect for this 33 degrees C day.

  8. keiko

    July 16, 2011 at 10:29 am

    have you been to ‘El quinto pino’ on 24st&9th ave? They have this drink called ‘pomada’ which reminded me of your drink, I think they use basil..worth trying!

  9. Allyn

    July 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Um, yeah… I need to go buy some ice now…

  10. YT

    August 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    i must have 1!!!! aint had a slush in years!!!

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