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!
- 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
- 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)
- Lemon lime soda or club soda
- Orange slices
- Heat 2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar in sauce pan over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved (stirring regularly).
- Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep until cool. Discard tea bags.
- Add syrup to a freezer-friendly container along with orange juice, lemonade, brandy, and water. Stir and cover with airtight lid.
- Place in freezer overnight.
- 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!
Cheers, Cheeseheads! A cocktail to celebrate the number one seed and the NFC playoffs coming through the frozen tundra! Go Pack Go!