In celebration of Bourbon Heritage Month we’ve prepared a tailgating classic from our own Kentucky Derby Museum Cookbook:
Makes 3 Quarts
2 ½ cups of tea (2 ½ cups of water and 2 small tea bags)
1 12- ounce can frozen lemonade, thawed
1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice
2 cups Maker’s Mark™ bourbon
1 cup sugar
6 cups water
Get your bourbon fix at the next football game! Whether the members of your tailgating crew are experienced bourbon connoisseurs or bourbon newbies, this drink will quickly become everyone’s favorite. It contains a hefty dose of bourbon but is sweet enough for the novices to thoroughly enjoy.
To begin, brew a small batch of tea and let cool to room temperature. Mix in the frozen but thawed lemonade & orange juice along with the sugar & water.
Now, for the most important part! Add the liquid goodness, Maker’s Mark™ bourbon, and mix. As always, feel free to be a bit more generous with this ingredient.
Cover & place in freezer overnight to get your bourbon-infused slushy goodness.
The next day, scoop the bourbon treat into a glass & garnish with pineapple chunks on a toothpick, or cherry. Enjoy!
-Make the bourbon slush portable! Put mix into a plastic container with a lid and pop into a cooler filled with ice. For easy access, bring a scooping utensil.
-Beware: Once you make this deliciousness, all of your bourbon-loving, tailgating friends will ask you to make a batch (or two) for every home game!
Love this recipe but want more? Try out other delectable bourbon-inspired recipes from our NEW Kentucky Derby Museum Cookbook!