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Brandy Slush in Ice Cream Pail

Brandy Slush in Ice Cream Pail

Brandy Slush in Ice Cream Pail

Brandy Slush in Ice Cream Pail Recipe is one of my favorite holiday drinks.  You don’t need to limit this drink to the holiday season though.  I have served it at many of my home parties as well.  It goes over extremely well at summer parties!

My fond Wisconsin Christmas memories always include going over to grandma’s house and sneaking a few (too many) glasses of slush.  The drink is addicting.

Fast forward to adulthood, well; those memories are alive and well! My grandmother’s slush is a tradition still carried on in my household.

Although, it isn’t just served at Christmas.  I have a bucket of fun in my freezer all summer.  A few minutes of prep time, yields a super simple entertaining option.

Brandy Slush Recipe


If you whip up a batch before your party you can spend more time entertaining your guests and stop consuming your time preparing drinks.

Brandy Slush Recipe

9 Cups Water
2 C White Sugar
4 Black Tea Bags
1 (12oz) Can Frozen Lemonade
1 (12oz) Frozen Can Of Orange Juice
1 -1/2 to 3 Cups Of Brandy
Ice Cream Pail w/Cover
Slotted Spoon
Liquid and Solid Measuring Cups
Stove Top

Measure out 9 cups of water and 2 Cups of white sugar and place into pot on stove top. Bring mixture to a boil.  Remove pot from heat.  Place 4 black tea bags into the sugar water mixture.  Let steep for 5-10 minutes.  Until the water becomes a rich color. Remove tea bags with a slotted spoon.

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Add frozen lemonade and frozen orange juice.  Mix well; until juices are dissolved.  Set the mixture aside to cool.

When the mixture has cooled, add brandy.  I like my mixture on the mellow side.  Enough of a taste, but not too strong,  So, I use 1 1/2 cups of brandy.

Give the mixture a stir again after adding brandy and pour the mixture into the ice cream bucket.  Place in the freezer for 24-48 hours.

When you are ready to serve a drink, take the pail from the freezer and use an ice cream scoop to scoop out a half a glass of slush mixture and add 7-up or Squirt to fill the remaining portion of the glass.  Stir the mixture together and serve.


Don’t be afraid to vary the flavors.  Try blackberry, ginger, cherry or apricot brandy for a little extra variety.


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