Summer approaches, inspiring thoughts of sunshine, backyard parties, and having a tip and sip with friends. With that in mind, I bring you this week sunny beverage.
To make a slushtail, mix a can of frozen orange juice, a can of frozen lemonade (or limeade), a can of pineapple juice, a couple cups of black tea (or English Breakfast), and two cups of bourbon- such as Southern Comfort, in a pitcher. When it's all nicely mixed, put it in the freezer until it's a nice slushy consistency.
Scoop the slush into a cocktail glass, and pour in some Sprite or 7-Up. Add a little umbrella for some frivolous fun, and a straw.
Voila! Ready to enjoy.
This is a very refreshing drink. The fruit juices, Sprite, and bourbon- when chilled makes for a great punch-like drink. The bourbon doesn't overwhelm juices. In fact, they are all nicely balanced in terms of flavors. The sourness of the citrus fruits contrasts well with the slightly sweeter Southern Comfort. It was refreshing enough that I had very little problems enjoying a second serving.
The slushtail is definitely a party drink. You can easily prepare it a few hours before a friend's party- or your own. Since it fills up a pitcher, there'd be plenty to serve yourself and others. Or, you can keep the pitcher in the freezer, and serve yourself up a drink on those hot summer days over the course of a few weeks or months as you laze around the back yard in your hammock.
If you want a simple to make drink for parties, or a refreshing beverage to handle the hot days, then the slushtail is the drink for you. I give it a cool, crisp, "Good".