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Thirsty Thursday: A Cocktail Inspired By The Frozen Tundra

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It’s Thursday, which means it’s cocktail time! The Packers beat the Bears handedly 35-16 on Sunday and clinched the #1 seed in the NFC and earned themselves a bye this week.

So, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to feature a drink that gives a nod to Wisconsin and the frozen tundra. That’s right….today we’re going with the Brandy Slush!

This is one of my favorite drinks because it’s delicious and a lot of fun. It combines OJ, lemonade, brandy, and tea into what basically is a grown up slushy. I can’t think of any other drink that represents the Packers 2020 season better…not only has it been a sweet season, but the playoffs are going through Lambeau. That means the NFC will get a good taste of the frozen tundra.

So how do we make this frozen cocktail? Let’s roll!

brandy slush cocktail

Ingredients:

Simple syrup

  • 4 tea bags (black or green–I used Bigelow “Constant Comment” black tea because it’s got an orange and warm spice flavor)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar

 

Brandy Slush

  • 1 – 12 oz container of frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 – 12 oz container of frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2-3 cups of brandy, per preference (more brandy = less icy)
  • 5-6 cups of water (adjust depending on brandy amount)

 

To Serve

  • Lemon lime soda or club soda
  • Orange slices
  • Cherry

 

Directions

  1. Heat 2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in sauce pan over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved (stirring regularly).
  2. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep until cool. Discard tea bags.
  3. Add syrup to a freezer-friendly container along with orange juice, lemonade, brandy, and water. Stir and cover with airtight lid.
  4. Place in freezer overnight.
  5. To serve, scoop slush into glasses and top off with soda. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

 

There you have it…a classic brandy slush cocktail!

brandy slush cocktail

Cheers, Cheeseheads! A cocktail to celebrate the number one seed and the NFC playoffs coming through the frozen tundra! Go Pack Go!

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