So at this past weekend's BBQ I chose to make my Mom's slush recipe, and I learned a lesson - it takes at least 6 hours for the slush to freeze. So, the bad news was - the slush didn't set up in time for our guests to enjoy it. The good news is that now we have SLUSH FOR DAYS! But the bad news is I am battling a cold virus and can't taste a damn thing. In any event, I wanted to share the recipe for this cold, boozy, Midwestern treat (if I wanted to be uppity, I'd call it a "granita"...but it is what it is and what it is is slush):
Boil 2 c. water with 4 black tea bags, and once it gets properly steeped, set aside to cool. Bring 7 c. water and 2 c. sugar to a boil, til the sugar dissolves. Set this aside to cool also. Once both those have cooled, combine the tea and sugarwater with:
1 can frozen lemonade
1 can frozen orange juice
whiskey to taste (my mom said one-fifth, but I used half a $19.99 bottle of Jim Beam)
Stir til consistent, and freeze. Once frozen, scoop slush into glasses and top with 7-up or ginger ale.
(Sorry no photos. And yes, its a heckuva lotta sugar, BUT its delicious)