Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Grammy's World Famous Bourbon Slushie
I'm linking up with Carri and Jessica for #SummerSmashed!
Anyone who's ever tweeted with me at #wineparty knows that I love bourbon. I'm not really into the brightly colored fruity drinks (totally NOT knocking the peeps who ARE!) but, I come by my love for bourbon honestly. It's genetic. My Grammy has been fixing bourbon slushies for decades. Some people ask little old ladies for their casserole recipes. People ask MY Grammy for her bourbon slushie recipe... and I think that's freaking hilariously, AWESOME. The drink is really light and the perfect summer concoction. You just have to be careful because it doesn't really taste like there's much hooch in it, but there IS. Go easy y'all... this can sneak up on ya and leave you passed out in a lawn chair if you're not careful!
Grammy's World Famous Bourbon Slushie 8 cups water 1 cup sugar 12oz can frozen lemonade 6 oz can frozen orange juice 1 1/2 cups bourbon
Freeze and then enjoy!
My Grammy actually has a container that she makes bourbon slushies in. It's this square frozen yogurt container from the 80s that looks like glorified Tupperware. She makes a batch of the stuff and then just leaves it in the freezer so you can scoop it out whenever you want more. (I like how she thinks.) My favorite part of her recipe is when she says, "Make sure you add the right amount of bourbon. It'll freeze solid if there's not enough booze in it! What fun is that?"
There's a place I love down in Orange Beach, AL called Jake's Steakhouse & Grill. The food is great, especially after a day on playing on the white sand beaches in Gulf Shores. It's also not too pricey. They play great music and there's all kinds of cool stuff hung on the walls. My kids love the great white shark wearing a life preserver! It's big and open but, not loud. It's family-friendly but, not cheesy. I've never ordered anything that wasn't outright AWESOME. They give you a ton of food (we always go home with leftovers) and the staff is fabulous. They're friendly and kind without being obnoxious. We went there with the kids the day that we had our first pet-funeral (hardest day as a parent EVER!)... and the waiter brought them all banana pudding on the house!
One of my favorite things about Jake's is their drinks that come in a coconut head. It's really silly... the coconut head is a bank... but the drink names are just funny. My personal fave is called a Shark Bite... it's a strawberry pina colada. I already told ya that I'm not a huge fan of the fruity drinks... but I love Shark Bites! They make a better dessert than the banana pudding!
So there ya have it! One of these day, when all my bloggy buddies come visit... we're heading down to the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores to hang out drinking Grammy's World Famous Bourbon Slushies in the sun and then heading to Jake's for some great surf & turf and Shark Bites!