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Bourbon Slush Recipe ~ Kentucky Derby Museum Cookbook

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!

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5 Responses to Bourbon Slush Recipe ~ Kentucky Derby Museum Cookbook

  1. Laurie Prue says:

    Absolutely love this cookbook and love the Derby Store!!!!

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  3. Lee says:

    Can’t tell you how many people have enjoyed celebrating with us and Bourbon Slush over the years…ALWAYS requested…making it tonight for a friend’s birthday.

  4. Jeff says:

    hands down this is the most requested and favored recipe for all friends.

  5. linda says:

    It has become the most requested favorite at our house for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrating. Just made a double batch today for our Thanksgiving celebration!

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