Slushy, Boozy, Sparkling Citrus Tea

By: Hannah Lee Leidy
Photo by Lauren Allen

This frozen, bubbly drink will bring a refreshing buzz to any hot day, and can keep in the freezer for a month.

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8 servings

  • 4 cups water
  • 8 regular-size tea bags
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • ½ cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 2 to 3 cups premium ginger ale (such as Fever Tree), to taste
  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the tea bags and sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and let steep for 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags, pour the tea into a large bowl, and let cool.
  2. Stir in the bourbon, and lemonade and orange juice concentrates. Pour into a large freezer bag, squeeze out the air, and close tightly.
  3. Freeze until the slush is firm all the way through, preferably overnight. (The frozen slush base keeps in the freezer for up to one month.)  
  4. To serve, scoop slush into a glass. Slowly pour in ginger ale without stirring, and serve straightaway. 
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