** I originally posted this recipe in 2013. Now it’s been updated with better pictures. Also, it’s 90 degrees F here today, with 91% humidity. I would bathe in brandy slush if I could.**

Have you ever had brandy slush? It’s a citrus-y adult slushy. None of this sounds bad.

There’s been a bit of a project going on right now. What started as a ‘Let’s Rip the Carpeting off the Stairs’ has turned into a project of Bob Vila proportions.

– As long as the carpet is off the stairs, we might as well tear the stairs out and rebuild them.
– And hell, as long as the stairs are gone, we might as well redo the closet under the stairs.
– And while that’s going on, we might as well take down some of the knotty pine in the living room and replace it with drywall to help brighten up the living room.


So yeah. That’s been a bit of a time suck. Hence the brandy slush.

Lemonade concentrate, orange juice concentrate, sugar, water, and brandy. This is health food, people. At least there’s vitamin C, amiright?

Water, the juice concentrates, and sugar are dumped into a soup pot and heated until the sugar melts. When the mixture cools, the brandy is added. Don’t add it before then, because I’m pretty sure that The Willful Burning Off of Any Alcohol By Excessive Use of Heat is a cardinal sin.

Then the whole mess is frozen.
Fill a glass 3/4 full of the slush and top it off with lemon lime soda or ginger ale.
And forget all about the stairs you’re supposed to be polyurethaning. Of course, you’d need to drink about 47 of these to get a buzz, but still. It’s a thought.
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Brandy Slush
  1. Place the water and juice concentrates in a large pot. Sugar to taste - most recipes call for 2 cups of sugar, I use 3/4 cup. Heat mixture over medium high heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside until cool, then add the brandy. Pour into a container and freeze at least 4 hours or until frozen.
  2. To mix a drink, fill a glass about 3/4 full of the slush and top off with lemon-lime soda or ginger ale. Thank me later.

2 thoughts on “Brandy Slush”

  1. Sounds delicious! A few or fifty of these and I'd be saying, "What stairs?"

    However, my most important question is does it give you an ice cream headache?

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